Livable Communities and Philadelphia

On Monday, May 17th, Livable Communities Task Force Members Earl Blumenauer and Allyson Y. Schwartz will join Penn Design School’s Penn Praxis and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia for a panel discussion on how we can ensure that livability is a priority for Philadelphia. The panel will be moderated by Harris M. Steinberg, FAIA of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. 


  • Alan Greenberger, Acting Deputy Mayor for Planning, Economic Development, and Director of Commerce, will provide the city’s perspective.
  • John Gattuso of Liberty Property Trust will offer the perspective of the private developer.
  • Shawn McCaney of the William Penn Foundation will provide the philanthropic perspective.
  • Tony Sorrentino of the University of Pennsylvania will provide the institutional perspective.

RSVP here

    Academy of Natural Sciences
    1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    7:00 to 7:30, reception
    7:30 to 9:00, program
    Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Portland co-chairs the Livable Communities Task Force. From 1996 to 2007, he served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he was a strong advocate for federal policies that address transportation alternatives, provide housing choices, support sustainable economies and improve the environment. 
    sponsored by Penn Praxis, the Academy of Natural Sciences, Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, and Rep. Earl Blumenauer

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