“A Civic Vision for the City: Waterfront Connections” postponed until Feb. 2

Wednesday night’s waterfront symposium, “A Civic Vision for the City: Waterfront Connections,” has been postponed due to the snow storm.

The event, sponsored by SMPS Philadelphia, has been moved to Wednesday, Feb. 2. Everything else, from time to place to speakers, remains the same; the discussion will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. At The Downtown Club, Public Ledger Bldg., 6th and Chestnut Streets.  According to a posting on the SMPS website, those who want to use their existing reservations on the new night need take no action. Those who cannot make it Feb. 2 can cancel their reservations. See the SMPS website for more details.

Here is the description from the organizers:

Since the 1980s there have been several attempts at revitalization, but without a long-term strategy and community support, nothing substantive was accomplished. Fast-forward to 2006, when Penn Praxis, part of the University of Pennsylvanias School of Design, led a civic visioning process involving 15 riverfront communities. In 2010 the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation selected a team to develop a new master plan for the central Delaware, which will soon be complete.
Please join us for an overview by the experts of what has been happening over the last 18 months and what we can expect over the next 18 and beyond. Our panelists are:
-Tom Corcoran, President, Delaware River Waterfront
-Joe Syrnick, President and CEO, Schuylkill River Development Corporation
-Harris Steinberg, FAIA, Executive Director, Penn Praxis

Advanced registration, which is still open, is not required, but is recommended. Cost is $35 in advance, $50 at the door f or SMPS members, and $65 or $80 for non-members. To register, contact Rachel Yoka at 484-342-0200 or ryoka@timhaahs.com.

For more information, visit the SMPS website.

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