Scott G. Knowles, Harris Steinberg, and Greg Heller, “Imagining Philadelphia: Edmund Bacon and the Future of the City”
Scott Knowles, editor of the volume and assistant professor of history at Drexel; Harris Steinberg, contributor and Executive Director of PennPraxis; and Gregory Heller, contributor and President of the Ed Bacon Foundation, shared some of their insights into Bacon’s 1959 essay on his vision for Philadelphia’s future and how events in the intervening years converged to create the city of today, as well as some ideas for how it might look in 50 years. This event was co-hosted by the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. AIA credits are available. The event was followed by a book signing and reception. Books were also be available to purchase.