Thursday’s Design Advocacy Group meeting promises to be a really interesting conversation about City Council’s land bank proposal and the Nutter administration’s “Front Door” strategy for dealing with vacant property disposition.
On the panel to discuss the proposals are Jennifer Kates, Legislative Assistant to Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez; John Carpenter, Deputy Executive Director, Neighborhood Stabilization Program and Land Policy, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority; and Jeff Allegretti, President of Innova, housing development services.
The Design Advocacy Group will meet on Thursday, April 5 at 8am at the Center for Architecture (1218 Arch Street).
Want to sharpen up your thinking on these proposals before the discussion? Read these for starters:
- Should city bank on land bills that finally lay down the law? [Patrick Kerkstra, PlanPhilly/Inquirer, March 27, 2012]
- DAGspace: A Philadelphia Land Bank – why we need to get it right [John Kromer, DAGspace column, April 2012]