October 5, 2016 |

An event for budding architects, designers and planners


Many moons ago at one of my internships, my supervisor gave me some sage advice. She said, “Make a point to surround yourself with people who are in the field you want to be working in.Whatever you’re into, place yourself in that scene. Join a club or go to meetings with like-minded people. When you do this, you’ll always be in the mix.”

To all the future architects, designers, city planners and public health professionals: FitCityPHL 2 is the place to be on Thursday, October 13 at the Center for Architecture & Design. The people you want to know will be there.

fitcity2_goodThis full-day symposium  invites attendees to explore design strategies in our workplaces, neighborhoods, and cities that improve health by promoting physical activity and healthy eating.
Architects, developers, designers, landscape architects, planners, City officials, and public health professionals will connect to learn from one another – and from panels of experts about how public officials are integrating health into policy and planning.

Admission is $15 for students for a full day conference and it’s really going to be remarkable – as it brings together designers, planners, funders, and government officials to discuss how to make a healthier Philadelphia through design.

FitCityPHL 2 is a collaboration between: Health Promotion Council & Public Health Management Corporation, Ballinger, Community Design Collaborative, AIA Philadelphia, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health, Center for Architecture and Design, Drexel University, American Diabetes Association, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation.


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