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Remaking Civic Infrastructure: A Discussion of How Cities are Reinvesting i...
Thu, April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
How can cities provide high-functioning, well-designed civic assets for all of their residents? To provide context as Philadelphia prepares to embark on an ambitious capital campaign known as "Rebuild," we convene to discuss how other cities, including New York, Detroit, and Atlanta, are tackling the challenges and opportunities related to such large-scale capital reinvestments.
Join PennPraxis as Randall Mason (PennPraxis Executive Director and PennDesign Associate Professor) and Elizabeth Greenspan, Senior Researcher with PennPraxis, moderate a discussion about relevant modes of thinking and methods of practice. The discussion will feature three specially-invited guests:
Maurice Cox, Planning Director for the City of Detroit, and former director of Tulane City Center at the Tulane School of Architecture in New Orleans
Ryan Gravel, urban designer and creator of the Atlanta Beltline
Lynne Sagalyn, Professor of Real Estate in the Columbia Business School, and author of Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan
The event is free with RSVP. Space is limited to 150 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.
This discussion builds upon PennPraxis' forthcoming white paper “Civic Infrastructure: A Model for Civic Asset Reinvestment.” Available in April, it is the first in a series of publications reconceptualizing the issues associated with large-scale civic asset reinvestment.
This event is made possible with support from the William Penn Foundation.
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