October 28-November 1: Lower North District Plan | End of the suburbs | Power of eds and meds

This week envision a new future for Lower North Philadelphia, talk about the death of the suburbs, and the power of urban anchor institutions:

PLAN: Lower North District Plan Meeting

Tuesday, October 29, 6:30pm. Columbia North YMCA, 1400 N Broad Street. Join Planning Commission staff for a brief presentation and then participate in groups helping to develop preliminary recommendations for the Lower North District, from the allocation of City funds to land use and zoning changes. Light refreshments will be served. Free.

BOOK TALK: Leigh Gallagher on the end of the suburbs

Wednesday, October 30, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 S. 34th Street. Join Fortune Magazine’s Leigh Gallagher as she discusses her new book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving and what is next for American suburbs. Free.

DISCUSS: The Power of Eds and Meds

Thursday, October 31, 5-6:30pm. Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 3417 Spruce Street. Talk shop with university and government leaders from Philly, Boston and Chicago about how educational institutions and hospital networks are reshaping city neighborhoods. Speakers include  Craig Carnaroli (Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania), Nim Chinniah (Executive Vice President for Administration & Chief Financial Officer, The University of Chicago), Gayle Farris (Forest City Science & Technology Group), and Katie Lapp (Executive Vice President, Harvard University). Free, register online.

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