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Philadelphia City Planning Commission: A Review of the Integrated Planning and Zoning Process

Jastrzab, Gary J
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The mission of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission is to guide the orderly growth and development of the City through the preparation and maintenance of a Comprehensive Plan; preparation of the City’s annual Capital Program and Budget based on this comprehensive plan; and recommending action on zoning legislation, code amendments, and regulations concerning the subdivision of land. Beginning in 2008, the Commission began work on its “Integrated Planning and Zoning Process.” It is composed of three interrelated components: zoning code reform, the preparation of a new citywide comprehensive plan, and the creation of the Citizens Planning Institute. In April 2013, the City Planning Commission was awarded the American Planning Association’s National Planning Excellence Award for a Best Practice for this work. This lecture will describe Philadelphia’s Integrated Planning and Zoning Process, including lessons learned.
Jastrzab, Gary J.
School of Architecture Lectures
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