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Urban Consulate

Tactical Urbanism: Diplomacy Edition

Philadelphia, PA
Cities are the most diverse places in America — yet within our own borders, we’re still often segregated by race, class, culture & religion. So let’s hear five inspiring ideas to bring people together across difference. Wi... read more
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Past Events

City Lobby: Making Space

City Lobby: Making Space

Philadelphia, PA
We talk a lot about inclusive & equitable development — but who holds the keys? Join us in Philadelphia for special cross-city edition of City Lobby with Detroit & Philly changemakers working to make more space for local ownership, equity & agency.  Detroit Guests: Chase Cantrell, Building Comm...
Thursday, July 19 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Philly Fieldtrip

Philly Fieldtrip

Philadelphia, PA
Want to learn more about Philadelphia? Join us July 19-21, 2018 in the birthplace of American Democracy to meet urban innovators working to expand citizen participation in design, planning, policy & public life. We're accepting registrations through June 15. We'll host an urban exchange, plan gr...
Thu, Jul 19 2018 12:00 PM Sat, Jul 21 2018 7:00 PM

City Lobby: Amplify Philly

City Lobby: Amplify Philly

Philadelphia, PA
Following Amplify Philly at SXSW, let's debrief. How did it go? What are other ways we can share Philadelphia stories around the world? Join us at Pipeline Philly for a conversation with REC Philly & Witty Gritty — and anyone interested in urban exchange & urban diplomacy. Free & open to the publ...
Wednesday, April 4 2018 5:00 PM 7:00 PM

City Lobby: Helen Gym

City Lobby: Helen Gym

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a conversation with City Councilmember Helen Gym about her most daring ideas for Philadelphia. What should we dare to dream in 2018 to create a more just & equitable city for all? What bold urban ideas & initiatives excite her? Where can Philadelphia lead the national conversation abo...
Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:00 PM 7:00 PM

City Lobby: Learning from Copenhagen, Pt. 2

City Lobby: Learning from Copenhagen, Pt. 2

Philadelphia, PA
In early October, Philadelphia officials traveled, once again, to Copenhagen with the Knight Foundation to learn about best practices in planning accessible, connected cities for all age groups. Join us for a conversation about what they saw, what they learned, and what their takeaways were for P...
Monday, December 4 2017 4:30 PM 6:30 PM

Design Philadelphia: Tactical Urbanism

Design Philadelphia: Tactical Urbanism

Philadelphia, PA
Join us at National Mechanics during DesignPhiladelphia for a showcase of creative citizen-led urban design projects. What are imaginative, low-budget ways to activate public space? Come hear new ideas to enliven our neighborhoods & bring people together. With special guests: Akeem Dixon, emcee ...
Thursday, October 12 2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

City Lobby: Ethical Redevelopment

City Lobby: Ethical Redevelopment

Philadelphia, PA
Join us at Pipeline Philly for our monthly parlor for urban exchange in Philadelphia. This month will be led by Tayyib Smith & Akeem Dixon of Place Lab's Ethical Redevelopment Salon Series in Chicago to share what they've learned about "mindful city-building" from Theaster Gates & Co. over the la...
Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Block Talk: Brewerytown

Block Talk: Brewerytown

Philadelphia, PA
Join us at The Monkey & The Elephant in Brewerytown for a conversation about building stronger neighborhoods, block by block. What are the priorities of residents? What's the right mix of retail? How do you balance preservation & development?  With special guests: Naomi Roberson Reid, Philadelp...
Wednesday, July 12 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

City Lobby Outdoors

City Lobby Outdoors

Philadelphia, PA
City Lobby OutdoorsThursday, June 15, 5-7pmParks on Tap at Columbus Square, Philadelphia Join us outdoors at Parks on Tap at Columbus Square for our monthly parlor for urban exchange. Let's stand with the Paris Agreement for a greener city & planet. What projects & efforts are inspiring you loca...
Thursday, June 15 2017 5:00 PM 7:00 PM

City Lobby: You're Welcome Here

City Lobby: You're Welcome Here

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for City Lobby, our monthly parlor for urban exchange in Philadelphia. This month we're talking about ways we can make Philly an even more welcoming city. Mayor Kenney has been a strong advocate for sanctuary cities -- are those protections at risk? How can Philly be even more inclusive o...
Wednesday, May 10 2017 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
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