PACDC Calendar

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Contemporary Living in a Historic Environment: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Housing in Philadelphia

Please plan to join the Housing Committee as we, along with the AIA's Historic Preservation Committee, host our Third Annual Housing Event, "Contemporary Living in a Historic Environment: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Housing in Philadelphia." This forum will investigate the challenges and opportunities of rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of historic properties to residential use. Paul Steinke, Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, will moderate our discussion. Joining Paul will be: - David Waxman, Developer, MMPartners, LLC; - Robert Thomas, Architect, Campbell Thomas & Co.; - Brad Copeland, Executive Director, Mt. Airy USA Topics to be covered include: - Rehabilitation of Abandoned Structures - Steps to Transformation - Historic Tax Credits & Facade Easements - Aging Envelopes - Vision for the Futgure The event will be followed by a reception and continued discussion. AIA members will receive 1.5 AIA CES LUs (HSW) Continuing Education Credits. 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Registration & Light Refreshments 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Presentations & Panel Discussion 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Reception
Event Cost:
-$5 Students -$10 Members -$15 Non-Members

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 08:30 AM

Act 135 Seminar

Program Description

PA Act 135, the Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act, is an increasingly popular and powerful tool that is being used by neighbors, community organizations, and developers to address the problem of persistently vacant and blighted buildings across the state. Hear from local experts—including a CDC director, a land use attorney, a real estate entrepreneur, and the Common Pleas Court judge who thus far has heard the majority of these cases in Philadelphia—about how the law has been used and what the impacts have been on neighborhoods and communities around Philadelphia and across the state.


Featured Speakers
  • Brad Copeland, Mt. Airy USA
  • Judge Idee Fox, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
  • Mike McIlhenney, Orphanides & Toner
  • Joel Palmer, Scioli & Turco
Moderated by John Kromer, Former Director of Housing, City of Philadelphia For more information contact Register Here

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 06:30 AM

2018 Registered Community Organization Training

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission offers trainings about Registered Community Organizations. The trainings covers zoning, building and development, and RCO responsibilities. We encourage both those considering registering as a new RCO, as well as those involved with existing RCOs to attend. There are two training dates. The trainings are identical. Please only attend one:
  • Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 5:30PM
  • Monday, June 11th, 2018 at 12:30PM
  • Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 5:30PM
Both trainings are at 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Room 18-029 (Planning Commission Conference Room). If you have any questions, please contact Register Here

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 02:00 AM through June 26, 2018

IEDC Economic Future Forum

Meet more than 300 professionals as you learn from thought-provoking speakers, all focused on illuminating the path toward higher quality economic development.

Your immediate gain:

• Access to rich dialogs focused on tomorrow's trends and global shifts 
• Participation in interactive sessions 
• On–the–spot answers to your most challenging tasks 
• In-depth insight on best practices based on real case studies

Plus, you'll visit several area businesses and local economic development projects

Who benefits from this conference? Professionals that fall into dozens of categories, including:

• Regional, state, county and city economic development organizations 
• Local elected officials, city and county management and planning 
• Chamber of commerce and other business support agencies 
• Community and neighborhood development organizations 
• Utility companies and many more

Register Here

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 05:30 PM

The Divided City Book Event with Alan Mallach and Jake Blumgart

Join PACDC and WHYY's PlanPhilly for a conversation between Alan Mallach, the author of the new book The Divided City, and Jake Blumgart of PlanPhilly, on how cities like Philadelphia can and must chart a path forward toward inclusion and opportunity.

This book event, co-sponsored by WHYY's PlanPhilly and the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC), opens PACDC’s Forward Equitable Development Conference to be held the following day, Wednesday June 27th. Buy tickets today.

When? Tuesday, June 26th from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where? Pipeline Philly, The Graham Building at Dilworth Park, 30 South 15th Street, 15th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tickets are available for free, but you must RSVP here in advance. 

In The Divided City, Mallach tells the real story of both the revival and the growing inequality in America’s older industrial cities, and examines whether, as they continue to grow, they can again become the places of hope and opportunity they once were.  Combining big-picture analysis and research with the nitty-gritty reality of these cities drawn from author’s years of working in and studying them, Alan Mallach—a leading authority on economics and urban revitalization—offers an essential contribution to our understanding of American cities like Philadelphia. Mallach looks practically at how we can make inclusion and opportunity a reality, and makes concrete recommendations in The Divided City on topics ranging from job creation and education to affordable housing and improving the quality of life in high-poverty areas.

Copies of The Divided City will be available for purchase at the event from Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books, a locally owned, independent bookstore in Germantown. You can learn more about the book from Island Press. Special thanks to Pipeline Philly.

About PlanPhilly: PlanPhilly is a project of WHYY News providing in-depth, original reporting on Philadelphia's neighborhoods with a focus on urban design and planning, transportation, and development.  Listen to PlanPhilly’s stories on WHYY 90.9 FM in Philadelphia and read them online.


Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 08:45 AM · $109.00 USD

2018 Forward Equitable Development Conference

Tickets are on sale for the PACDC Community Development Leadership Institute’s Forward Equitable Development Conference being held on Wednesday, June 27th at the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) and Temple University’s Center City Campus. We will bring together more than 200 participants committed to a more equitable Philadelphia. Don’t delay as we expect the conference to sell out. Registration starts at 8:45 a.m., and a closing event at Dilworth Park will begin at 5:00 p.m. In addition to the keynote by Andy Shallal and a panel discussion, there will be a series of afternoon workshops. Find the agenda for the day here.

  • $109 - PACDC Members
  • $139 - Non-Members

PACDC would like to thank Public Health Management Corporation, Temple University Center City, the Philadelphia Division of Housing and Community Development and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia for partnering in the planning and convening of the Equitable Development Conference. We would also like to thank our 2018 Signature Events Series Sponsors as well as the Allen Hilles Fund, Oak Foundation and The Philadelphia Foundation who support PACDC's CDLI activities.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM
TBA in Philadelphia, PA

July Nonprofit Legal Assessment Clinic

LawWorks is looking for nonprofit leaders to meet with volunteer attorneys to receive free legal assistance. Who is eligible for this event?
  • Nonprofit organizations providing a significant portion of their programs and services in Philadelphia
  • Groups that are established nonprofit organizations.
Do you meet our requirements? Please fill out our Client Interest Form here. Once you submit the form, you will be contacted by a Philadelphia VIP staff member. *Please note, completing a Client Interest Form does not guarantee meeting with an attorney at this clinic. LOCATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE. Register Here

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM through September 15, 2018
NOLABA in New Orleans, LA

Next City Vanguard Conference

The Vanguard conference is an experiential urban leadership gathering of the best and brightest young urban leaders working to improve cities across sectors, including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media. Next City’s gathering of the best and brightest rising urban leaders will meet in New Orleans, September 12 through 15, 2018. Applications for the 2018 Vanguard conference are open from April 1, 2018, through May 31, 2018. The application is here. The conference is free to attend, but you must apply here. The $25 early bird application deadline is April 21, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. eastern time and the $35 full-price application deadline is May 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. The application process is competitive and Next City is only able to select 40 leaders to become Vanguards. You do not need to live in the United States to apply – we're looking for Vanguards from all over the world. We strongly encourage entry and mid-career professionals to apply and there is no age limit. All participants must pay for their own travel and accommodations, however a travel stipend may be available to some participants. Next City will announce the Vanguard class in early July 2018. Register Here

Monday, October 01, 2018 at 09:30 AM through October 03, 2018
Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, MD

2018 Reinventing Our Communities Conference

Reinventing Our Communities (ROC) is going on the road! Join us for Reinventing Our Communities: Investing in Opportunity, Monday, October 1, through Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the Hilton Baltimore. Investing in people, places, and communities can produce positive returns and increase access to resources that create economic growth and prosperity. Check out the conference agenda to see the lineup of plenaries and workshops in which you will learn about effective strategies for building and mobilizing four forms of capital — financial, human, physical, and social — to create opportunity in your communities. This year’s event is cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and RichmondJohns Hopkins 21st Century Cities Initiative (21CC).  21CC is incorporating its annual gathering on cities, the 21st Century Neighborhoods Symposium, held in the fall in Baltimore, into this year's Reinventing Our Communities conference. Cosponsors also include the Federal Reserve Banks of AtlantaChicagoClevelandMinneapolisNew York, and St. Louis, the Annie E. Casey FoundationEnterprise, and FLHBank Pittsburgh. ROC conferences, organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia since 2004, have become must-attend biennial events for experts, thought leaders, and policymakers in community development to discuss strategies to “reinvent America’s communities.” Register Here

Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 08:00 AM through October 26, 2018
Hilton Harrisburg in Harrisburg, PA

KEEA Energy Efficiency Conference

The Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) is proud to announce the eighth annual KEEA Energy Efficiency Conference! Pennsylvania markets are going through changes from the municipal to the state level, creating unique new opportunities in the industry – are you prepared to take full advantage of them?  KEEA Conference 2018 will arm you with the tools to navigate new scenarios and grow in new directions – come join us to sharpen your skills, brainstorm with peers and industry thought leaders, and learn about how to take action to create success. You’ve got questions, and our experts have some of the answers – you have the answers, too! KEEA’s 2018 conference will feature interactive, 2-way workshops and discussions where we’ll connect to find the answers together. We're back in our old stomping grounds in Harrisburg, PA this year, and back to our original conference hotel from the first even KEEA conference - the Harrisburg Hilton! Get your discount room in our room block, now, here Tickets: $150-375, click below for details. Questions? Contact Kristin Seale at   Register Here