By DAILY NEWS STAFF
FOR THE last three months, three teams of graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania have been envisioning the future of the city in a studio called Philadelphia Futures 2040. Their challenge: create three blueprint plans for the city based on alternative visions of population, housing and economic activities throughout the region.
PlanPhilly and the Daily News have collaborated to bring to you a special section of “Rethinking Philadelphia,” the Daily News’ ongoing series on the future of Philadelphia. The section is titled “Metropolitan Moment,” and is focused on how recent changes in energy consumption, development and government policy could make Philadelphia the place to be for growth in the coming years. The section looks ahead to the big ideas which will transform cities and urban living, and offers a look at what’s happening regionally to make Philadelphia more competitive. You’ll recognize the writing of many PlanPhilly reporters, and opinion pieces from the Daily News editorial staff. Special thanks to Sandra Shea of the Editorial Page of the Daily News for inviting PlanPhilly to contribute content.