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Meet Neighborhow. Brought to you by Code for America and the City of Philadelphia

Meet Neighborhow. Brought to you by Code for America and the City of Philadelphia, Neighborhow will crowd-source how-tos and best practices around specific neighborhood improvement projects. Anyone—residents, groups, even city government—will be able to copy, edit, and improve upon the content. Neighborhow will also connect to resources in city government and community organizations and to tools like Change by Us to help people complete their projects.

We’re piloting Neighborhow in Philadelphia where we’ll focus on three topics related to the city’s “Smarter, Safer, Greener/more sustainable” efforts—organizing a block cleanup, hosting a block party, and starting a neighborhood watch. Before we pilot the Neighborhow program itself, we want to learn if city residents want to participate in and contribute to this kind of learning ecosystem.

We’re asking people to sign up as Writers, Editors, and Doers as a way to assess their interest. Please help us out by sharing Neighborhow with your friends and family. We think it’s valuable to many cities and for many other topics. So get involved and help us build it!

Source:  Office of Mayor Michael A. Nutter

Register! Lawton Conference – March 26, 2012

Conference on Urban Aging and Award Luncheon - Aging in the Community: Three Models

Local and national experts will compare and contrast:

  • Villages
  • Age-friendly Initiatives
  • Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs)

Topics will include how they work; who they serve; strengths and weaknesses;
funding issues; and their impact on aging services and on neighborhoods.

Fredda VladeckThe 2012 Lawton Award will be presented to Fredda Vladeck, founding director of the first Naturally Occuring Retirement Community supportive service program (NORC) in 1986.  She is now Director of the Aging in Place Initiative of the United Hospital Fund, in New York.


Loews Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

Registration fee of $50 includes Award Luncheon
Social work CEUs will be offered
For more information, call 215-765-9000 ext 5063, or email:

Photo Credits: Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

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