Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Reimagining Urban Highways, program, Philadelphia, 2/23

Feb 23 in Philadelphia
6:00 Reception
6:30 Program

After decades of disinvestment, many American cities are rebounding and growing their cultural, economic, and environmental assets. Despite their renewal, cities such as Philadelphia, New York, New Orleans, and St. Louis are saddled with highways located in their increasingly popular downtowns.

How should cities change highways to meet 21st-century needs and contemporary urban lifestyles? This panel discussion will look at successful urban highway removal projects in Milwaukee, New Haven, and Providence and explore ways of mitigating highways in Philadelphia and the Bronx.

Moderator: Aaron Naparstek, Loeb Fellow, Harvard University; Streetsblog

* Ashwin Balakrishnan, Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance
* Thomas Deller, City of Providence
* Diana Lind, Next American City
* Peter Park, Loeb Fellow, Harvard University

To stream this event live, please access the following link at 6:30 pm on the night of the program: Reimagining Urban Highways

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