This public panel discussion kicked off the 3rd annual Penn IUR Roundtable on Anchor Institutions, a peer-to-peer exchange of anchor institution leaders on the opportunities and challenges they face in the urban landscape, and marked the first event in Penn IUR’s seminar series “Games and the City.” Panelists discussed how ballparks can anchor urban revitalization. Speakers included: Edward L. Cohen, Principal Owner, Washington Nationals; Manny Diaz, former Mayor, Miami, Florida; Paul Dolan, Chair and CEO, Cleveland Indians; David Montgomery, President and CEO, Philadelphia Phillies;Irwin P. Raij, Partner, Foley & Lardner; and Gregory Sherlock, Principal Designer, Populous. Co-sponsored by the Provost’s Office Year of Games, the Wharton Sports Business Initiative and PennDesign’s Department of City and Regional Planning.


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