Civic Engagement

Our work on 40th Street is related to work we have done and are doing in other communities. For example, we have facilitated community conversations about public school design and Philadelphia's Capital Improvement Plan, Penns' Landing and the waterfront in Bensalem. You can learn more about those projects by going to the links noted below.

Franklin Conference on School Design:

Penn's Landing:


"Students Putting Minds to Work to Redevelop Bensalem Riverfront" (PDF)
"Bucks Town Consults Teens on Rivefront" (PDF)
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This work is also related to efforts around the country to engage citizens in deliberation about the future of their communities -- local, regional and national. The National Issues Forums Institute and the Study Circles Resources Center are two of the organizations that have been doing this work the longest. We thought you might be interested in learning more about those initiatives as well. To find out more, click on the relevant link below:

Study Circles Resources Center:
National Issues Forums Institute:
(you might find some of the items in the "news" link most interesting)


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