Special Topic Classes - Video Excerpts
Missed out on a Special Topic Class you were interested in? Or maybe you’d like to revisit some!
Now you revisit main presentations from our Special Topic Classes through short videos.
Fall 2021 – Construction in your Neighborhood?: L&I – Will Fernandez:
In this Special Topic Class excerpt Will Fernandez, Director of Audits and Investigations for the City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections, explains L&I’s role in construction, what L&I is responsible for enforcing, and how they enforce City of Philadelphia Codes.
Fall 2021 – Let’s Talk Trash: The Circular Economy – Nic Esposito:
In this Special Topic Class excerpt Nic Esposito, Director of Policy and Engagement with Circular Philadelphia, introduces us to the circular economy and how this model of waste reduction and environmental equity is possible in Philadelphia.
Fall 2021 – Reclaiming Vacant Land: Neighborhood Gardens Trust – Jenny Greenberg:
In this Special Topic Class excerpt Jenny Greenberg, Executive Director of Neighborhood Gardens Trust, discusses the different avenues of acquiring land for community use and how Neighborhood Gardens Trust works to keep land in the hands of the community.
Spring 2022 – Making your Organization More Inclusive: Equity and Inclusion – Evan Thornburg:
In this Special Topic Class excerpt Evan Thornburg, Health Equity Special Advisor for the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health, defines key equity and inclusion terms and concepts, explains the differences between equity and equality, defines systems of bias, and gives excellent resources for further education!
Spring 2022 – Making your Organization More Inclusive: Back to the Basics – Michelle Freeman:
In this Special Topic Class excerpt Michelle Freeman, CEO of Witty Gritty, discusses creative ways to connect with neighbors and include them in your organization during ever-changing times.
Spring 2022 – Core Zoning Class: RCO Process – Iliana Dominguez-Franco:
In this Special Topic Class excerpt Iliana Dominguez-Franco, formerly the Director of Sustainable Community Initiatives with Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM), connects us to APM projects, discusses the importance of community organizations, and reviews the steps to create a Registered Community Organization (RCO).