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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

Monday, April 22, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia , PA

Power and Influence

Join PACDC, Philadelphia LISC, and Temple University's Planning and Community Development Department for a training on Power and Influence to celebrate National Community Development Week! In this interactive discussion-based workshop, Tess Donie and Rodney Mobley of New Kensington CDC will introduce tools to identify where you have Influence in your community and understand how to best utilize your Power to be most effective in your work. This session will cover concepts of identity, power mapping, and collective action. Representatives from Temple's Planning and Community Development Department will also give an overview of their program, admissions, and financial aid process.

Dinner and refreshments will be served! Registration is free, but you must RSVP in advance to attend. 


Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM

BRIC Training

Join PACDC at the Free Library Parkway Branch for a training on the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC).  With nothing but a library card, BRIC provides amazing FREE resources and data to help you understand your commercial corridors and neighborhood and engage in marketing and planning to encourage local economic development.  You don't need a library card to attend the training.  But seats are limited, so you must register in advance. To register more than one person, please register each person individually with their respective contact information. 

The BRIC Training is currently at capacity. If you would like to add your name to the waitlist, please contact

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 05:30 PM · $150.00 USD
WHYY in Philadelphia, PA

2019 Gala

Join PACDC for an evening of savory hor d'oeuvres, incredible drinks, and the best company at our Annual Gala & Awards Ceremony on the evening of Thursday, April 25th at WHYY. Help us celebrate and support the accomplishments of our member organizations and other community leaders from across the City. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to support equitable neighborhood revitalization across the city we all love.

We gratefully acknowledge our 2019 Signature Events Series Sponsors for their support and encouragement of our efforts on behalf of our members serving neighborhoods across Philadelphia.

We will be thrilled to present:

  • Blue Ribbon Awards for Community Development Excellence
  • Community Development Champion Award
  • Community Leader Award for Outstanding Resident Leadership
  • Equitable Entrepreneur Award for Achievement by an Individual Entrepreneur
  • Rising Star Award for Young Professionals under 40 at PACDC Member Organizations

We will also release the 2019 Edition of PACDC Magazine: Health + Community Development.

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Saturday, May 04, 2019 at 10:00 AM · $5.00 USD
Temple University Center City in Philadelphia, PA

Iron Sharpens Iron Spring 2019

Join us again for this popular and important gathering of dedicated individuals committed to advancing change at the neighborhood level.  Network and share best practice insights with like-minded people with some of the most effective grassroots organizing experience in the city.  Tailored for neighborhood leaders, block captains, RCO and NAC committee members and those looking to step up to help their communities.

Cost: $5, scholarships are available on a first-come, first served basis. For more information, please email

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