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FitCityPHL 3

  • Center for Architecture and Design 1218 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States (map)
 Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation

Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation

This event is organized and presented by Health Promotion Council.

FitCityPHL is an annual full-day symposium that explores design strategies in workplaces, neighborhoods, and cities that improve health. It brings together individuals representing the sectors of public health, architecture, planning, design, landscape architecture, development,  research and evaluation, academia, philanthropy, and government to learn about how the built environment can have a positive impact on the negative health trends currently facing communities – particularly obesity and other chronic conditions.


At this year’s symposium, attendees will interact with public sector leaders in a town hall format, learn about community engagement and workplace active design strategies, and participate in several walking tours highlighting local examples of active design.


6.25 AIA LU/HSW credit available


Confirmed speakers include: Michael DiBerardinis, Philadelphia Managing Director: Joanna Frank, Executive Director, Center for Active Design, New York City; Sharon Roerty, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Chair, Montgomery County Commissioners; Loren Robinson, Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary for Health; Dalton Paxman, Regional Health Administrator, United States Department of Health and Human Services; Christina Miller, Executive Director, Health Promotion Council, and David Ferris, Assistant Program Officer, Philadelphia Local Initiatives Support Corporation.


FitCityPHL 3 is organized by a Planning Committee comprised of representatives from Health Promotion Council; AARP Pennsylvania, Inc.; American Society of Landscape Architects - DE/PA and PA Chapter;  Center for Architecture and Design; Community Design Collaborative; Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission; Drexel University; Montgomery County Planning Commission; PennPraxis; Philadelphia City Planning Commission; Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation; Philadelphia Department of Public Health; Philadelphia Local Initiatives Support Corporation; Pennsylvania Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics; Pennsylvania Department of Health; and United States Department of Health and Human Services.

After the symposium, please join The Fabric Workshop and Museum next door at 1214 Arch Street for a Healthy Happy Hour and Fitness Tour of their current exhibtiion, Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture. Participate in physical challenges such as climbing FWM's eight flights of stairs and enjoy a healthy shot of wheatgrass.

Earlier Event: October 11
From Blueprints to Burgers
Later Event: October 12
Fairmount/ Brewerytown Design Crawl