Become a Citizen Planner

Deadline March 21st!

What is CPI?
Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) is a seven-week course on city planning, zoning & development. Participants learn how they can create change in their neighborhoods. CPI’s main programming is a seven-week course that empowers citizens to take a more effective and active role in shaping the future of their neighborhoods and of Philadelphia through a greater understanding of city planning and the steps involved in development projects. The course includes six evening classes: three introductory classes on planning issues and principles, land use and zoning, and the development process; and three electives, the topics for which change every session.

The course runs every Spring and Fall.

Each participant is also required to complete a final project in order to earn their Certificate of Completion as a Philadelphia Citizen Planner, which they receive at a public ceremony.

To date, 450 participants representing over 150 different neighborhoods have completed CPI!

Who is CPI for?
Any Philadelphian who loves where they live! If you want to make a difference in your community, this is for you!

When & where is CPI?
Classes are Wednesdays 6-9pm, April 11 – May 23, 2018 in Center City. $100 cost (scholarship offered) includes dinner.

How do I apply?
Apply online on the CPI website. We receive over 100 applications for only 30 available spots. If you need a print application, call 215-683-4648.

Apply Here