March 18-22: World Class Greater Philadelphia Summit | Anne Krulikowski | What’s the future of Philadelphia’s waterways? | Green Infrastructure as connector

Summit | World Class Greater Philadelphia

Monday, March 18, 5:30-7:30pm. WHYY, 150 North 6th Street. Connect with the region’s leaders and explore how to develop, attract, and retain talent, support business growth, and provide the infrastructure necessary to be a world class region. Learn about the Economy League’s new “Global Positioning Strategies” for business growth and education/talent development, developed in conjunction with the CEO Council for Growth, United Way, and the Urban Land Institute. Networking reception to follow. $35 tickets may be purchased online.

Lecture | Anne Krulikowski: The Meadows Neighborhood in Southwest Philadelphia: Recovering a Lost Landscape

Monday, March 18th, 6pm, PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Join Anne Krulikowski for a discussion about the evolution of southwest Philadelphia as it transition from farmland into residential neighborhoods, which were in turn ultimately demolished in the 1960s and 1970s. Krulikowski teaches at Dickinson College, West Chester University, and the University of Delaware. 

Discussion | Green City, Clean Waters: What’s the future of Philadelphia’s waterways?

Thursday, March 21st, 6:30pm, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Can we envision the future of urban sustainabilty by re-examining our urban past? Focus on urban waterways with a discussion featuring The Manahatta Project and special guest Eric Sanderson, the nationally-recognized Green City, Clean Waters watersheds program, and the winners of the Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! design competition. Free, register in advance. 

Lecture | Green Infrastructure: The Connective Tissue of Community

Thursday, March 21st, 5:30pm, Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Stephen Benz, OLIN’s Director of Green Infrastructure will present an educational session exploring historical approaches to landscape systems as a model for today’s implementation of green infrastructure and how thinking about sustainable sites beyond site boundaries is broadly beneficial. $20, $10 for ASLA/AIA members. Register online.

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