Monday, July 27, 2009

Reshaping the City: New Visions for Urban Infastructure

July 29, 2009 (6:30 pm-8:00 pm)

Cost: Admission to panel discussion is free; pre-event reception $15-20
Organized by Penn Institute for Urban Research, PennDesign, PennPraxis, Next American City Magazine, the Academy of Natural Sciences, & the City of Philadelphia
William Penn Foundation
With infrastructure and sustainability being discussed both locally and in Washington, our region has the opportunity to create a model for an economically competitive city that successfully leverages its transportation and natural systems for growth. You will hear from national thought-leaders in such areas as transit, urban design and green infrastructure, and an exciting panel of local implementers who will discuss how the Greater Philadelphia region should think about its long-term infrastructure investment strategy. RSVP at

Alex Krieger, Founding Principal, Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Trent Lethco, Senior Transportation Planner, ARUP Inc.

Local Respondents:
Rina Cutler, Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities, City of Philadelphia
Michael DiBerardinis, Commissioner, Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Philadelphia
Alan Greenberger, Acting Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, City of Philadelphia

Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Dean and Paley Professor, PennDesign

The panel discussion will be preceded by a reception hosted by the Next American City magazine. Please join us from 5:00pm - 6:30pm at the Academy of Natural Sciences for snacks and refreshments with our lecture participants. Admission is free for subscribers. Admission for non-subscribers is $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and includes a one-year subscription to Next American City magazine and entry to all NAC events. To rsvp to the reception, please visit:

Reshaping the City: New Visions for Urban Infrastructure is a program of the Penn Institute for Urban Research 360 series, and is co-presented by PennDesign, PennPraxis, Next American City Magazine, and the Academy of Natural Sciences, in partnership with the City of Philadelphia, and with the support of the William Penn Foundation.

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