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 discussed 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 looked at how other cities, such as Philadelphia, have learned from their past experiences. Panelists included Eugenie L. Birch, co-director, Penn Institute for Urban Research and Greg Heller, senior advisor, Ecosult Solutions, Inc. This program was presented in partnership with the Urban Land Institute.