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10 Years of PARK(ing) Day PHL!

By David Bender on Sep 21, 2017

On Friday, September 15th, Philadelphia celebrated its 10th anniversary of PARK(ing) Day, a city-wide celebration of public spaces and tactical urbanism. From 8am–5pm, over 250,000 pedestrians throughout the city stumbled upon delightful and creative mini parks, or “parklets”, which invited them to relax, to play, to learn, and even to adopt puppies! Tactical urbanism is the process of implementing small, temporary changes to the city’s public spaces, such as placing planters or painting temporary traffic lanes, to allow…Read Full Story

Top 20 Events for Architects

By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Sep 20, 2017
Photo Cred: Chris Kendig

This year DesignPhiladelphia boasts its largest festival to date with more than 130 planned events. As always, a good deal of programming is focused on architecture and the built environment, fascinating events that will provoke new avenues of thought and inspire excellence in architects, students, and enthusiasts alike. So in addition to attending the wildly popular Kickoff Party on October 4, here are some events that are sure to strike a chord with the designers of our built environment:  1. INTERSECTIONS: The Fluid Boundary…Read Full Story

Health + Design – FitCityPHL 3 Keeps the Conversation Going

By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Sep 13, 2017

FitCityPHL 3Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PMRead MoreOn Thursday, October 12, the 3rd annual FitCityPHL symposium will take place at the Center for Architecture. Led by Health Promotion Council, a subsidiary of Public Health Management Corporation, FitCityPHL explores design strategies in workplaces, neighborhoods, and cities that improve health. It brings together individuals representing the sectors of public health, architecture, planning, design, landscape architecture, development, research and evaluation,…Read Full Story

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