Penn IUR Public Interest Event: The Legacy of Urban Renewal
Hosted by the National Building Museum, Washington D.C.
As cities across the U.S. are once again gaining population and building large-scale projects, a panel discusses the long-term impact of 1950s and 60s urban renewal with a special focus on D.C.’s Southwest development. Timed to coincide with the publication of Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics and the Building of Modern Philadelphia, the panel looks at how other cities, such as Philadelphia, have learned from their past experiences. Panelists include Eugenie L. Birch, co-director, Penn Institute for Urban Research and Greg Heller, senior advisor, Ecosult Solutions, Inc. This program is presented in partnership with the Urban Land Institute. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability. Register at the National Building Museum website.
Brian Smith, Director of Commercial Solutions, and Adam Conner, Sr. Applications Developer at GeoDecisions will discuss the current state of GeoSpatial industry and present an overview of how technologies are evolving for applications in multiple disciplines and industry sectors. Highlighting current projects at GeoDecisions, the session will provide a look at current and cutting edge technologies and describe skill sets that employers seek. The session will include a Q&A around current and future technologies, geospatial software, business applications and related skill sets. GeoDecisions is an international GeoSpatial IT company, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. The firm provides GIS services to support decision makers, serving applications that empower state and local government, transportation planning, and a range of other commercial clients. Lunch will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; registration required. Please RSVP here.
Revitalizing American Cities, the latest release from Penn IUR’s book series with the University of Pennsylvania Press, The City in the 21st Century, explores the historical, regional, and political factors that have allowed some industrial cities to regain their footing in a changing economy. This panel features the book’s editors and contributors including Paul Brophy, Principal at Brophy & Reilly LLC; Steven Cochrane, Managing Director of Moody's Analytics; Jeremy Nowak, President of J Nowak and Associates, LLC and Board Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; Catherine Tumber, Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; and Eugenie Birch and Susan Wachter, Co-Directors of Penn IUR and editors of The City in the 21st Century book series. Co-sponsored by University of Pennsylvania Press and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. For more information about the book, click here.
This event is free and open to the public. Please register here.