The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

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DATE: Sunday, December 5, 2010
TIME: 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LOCATION: the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center
640 Waterworks Drive, Philadelphia (behind the Art Museum)

Join us for food, drinks, live music, silent auction, raffle and the premier of a documentary film about Mill Creek Farm at the historic and educational Water Works.
TICKETS and MORE information: www.millcreekurbanfarm.org

Tickets $25 online or at the door
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Wednesday, November 10th
Penn IUR Public Interest Series Book Talk
Witold Rybczynski, author of Makeshift Metropolis: Ideas about Cities

Philadelphia Center for Architecture
1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

5:30pm – 7:00pm
Penn Institute for Urban Research hosts the acclaimed architectural thinker at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. With his new book, Makeshift Metropolis Witold Rybczynski is back to the territory he knows best: writing about the way people live. With erudite but quick-paced prose,Makeshift Metropolis describes how current ideas about urban planning evolved from the movements that defined the twentieth century, such as City Beautiful, the Garden City, and the seminal ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright and Jane Jacobs.  If the twentieth century was the age of planning, we now find ourselves in the age of the market, Rybczynski argues, where entrepreneurial developers are shaping the twenty-first-century city with mixed-use developments, downtown living, heterogeneity, density and liveliness.  He introduces readers to projects like Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Yards in Washington, D.C., and, further afield, to the new city of Modi’in, Israel—sites that, in this age of resource scarcity, economic turmoil, and changing human demands, challenge our notion of the city.Makeshift Metropolis is an authoritative and immensely engaging history of American urban planning and a look to its future. It affirms Rybczynski’s role as one of our most original thinkers on the way we live today.
The talk will be followed by a book signing and reception. Books will also be available to purchase.
This event is free and open to the public. Please register by emailing penniur@pobox.upenn.edu
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Internship Description
 Each semester, PennEnvironment runs an internship program that gives students like you the opportunity to learn how to make a real impact on critical environmental issues. 
You’ll learn how to analyze environmental problems, advocate for smart solutions, and build public support.
·      Field Internships: Over the course of the internship, you will learn the basics of a variety of environmental issues, and then work with our campaign and advocacy staff to demonstrate support for these issues from local organizations, businesses and other voices, as well as our citizen members.
·      Legislative Internships: You will work with PennEnvironment’s advocacy staff gaining in-depth knowledge on one or two specific issues.  You’ll monitor the progress of legislation in the state house and the actions of Congress.  And you’ll attend meetings with lawmakers and other decision makers.
·      Research Internships: You’ll conduct research into critical environmental problems, and potential solutions, and help to write reports.
·      Media Internships: You will work with PennEnvironment to organize press conferences, pitch stories to reporters, respond to breaking news and requests for information and interviews, and assist in writing and placing opinion pieces. You will learn a variety of messaging and media outreach skills, while ensuring that our issues stay at the forefront of the news cycle, the public, and the minds of key decision makers.
 Although PennEnvironment internships are unpaid, students may receive academic credit from their college or university. PennEnvironment will also participate in college work-study programs.
 An internship with PennEnvironment gives you the training and the experience you need to land a job in the environmental movement after graduation.  In fact, PennEnvironment is one of 29 state groups that make up Environment America, a national environmental advocacy group.  Each year, Environment America hires passionate, talented and committed recent college graduates to join our two year Fellowship Program.

Qualifications

We are looking for current college students who care about our environment and are driven to preserve it for the future. We look for strong leadership skills, academic excellence, problem solving ability, top-notch written and verbal skills, eagerness to learn, and a sense of humor. We have a great training program, so no prior organizing experience is necessary.
Locations
PennEnvironment is hiring interns to work in our Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offices. 
Environment America is currently hiring interns for positions in: Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco and Santa Barbara, CA; Denver, CO; Hartford, CT; Washington, DC; Miami and Tallahassee, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Des Moines, IA; Portland, ME; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Ann Arbor, MI; Minneapolis, MN; St. Louis, MO; Missoula, MT; Las Vegas, NV; Concord, NH; Trenton, NJ; Albuquerque, NM; Albany and New York, NY; Raleigh, NC; Columbus, OH; Portland, OR; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA; Providence, RI; Austin, TX; Richmond, VA; Seattle, WA; Madison, WI.

To learn more and apply online: send an e-mail with resume and cover letter directly to cdorsaneo@pennenvironment.org
Internships are available for Spring and Summer 2011
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