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Rethinking Urban Revitalization: Exploring a Community-Driven Approach to Building Stronger Cities

Tue, Apr 10, 2018 | 3:30 pm

During Spring Campus Sustainability Week, join the Office of Sustainability, Temple University Libraries, and BRIC for an interactive discussion with planners and community members about the Lower Eastwick Public Land Strategy.

When it comes to urban revitalization projects, community concerns have not always been taken into account. The Eastwick Neighborhood in Southwest Philadelphia is no different. Located in the heart of a number of environmental hazards, the Eastwick community is extremely vulnerable to the oncoming effects of climate change. In 2017, The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority sought to address these mounting risks with the Lower Eastwick Public Land Strategy. This plan is taking an innovative approach to urban revitalization through resilience planning efforts.

Led by Community Development Professor and City Planner Martine Decamp, this discussion will explore the progress of the project so far and why community engagement in urban revitalization is a core part of resilience. Panelists include Terry Williams, Zakia Elliot, and Earl Wilson.

Paley Library

Ground Floor Lecture Hall