September 9-13: Michel Rojkind, rojkind arquitectos | Lessons from Detroit | Mark Huppert, Preservation Green Lab | Baltimore Ave Dollar Stroll

This week PennDesign’s speaker series returns for the new school year, we’ll see what Philly might learn from Detroit’s bankruptcy, and the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is back.


Monday, September 9, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, B1, 210 South 34th Street. Join architect Michel Rojkind, founding principal of rojkind arquitectos, to kick off PennDesign’s fall speaker series. Free.

DISCUSS: Bankrupt: Lessons from Detroit’s Fiscal Crisis

Tuesday, September 10, 5:30-7pm. Irvine Hall, Amado Recital Room, University of Pennsylvania, 3401 Spruce Street. The Penn Institute for Urban Research and Social Science and Policy Forum are hosting a discussion on Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy and what that might mean for urban finance, pension obligations, and other American cities. Speakers include: Gilles Duranton (Professor of Real Estate and Chair of Real Estate Department, Wharton School), Robert P. Inman (Richard K. Mellon Professor of Finance, Economics, and Public Policy, Wharton School), Jeremy Nowak (President of J Nowak and Associates, LLC and chair of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia), and Thomas J. Sugrue (David Boies Professor of History and Sociology and Director of the Penn’s SSPF). Discussion will be moderated Susan M. Wachter. Free. Register in advance online.

GREEN: Mark Huppert: Something Old, Something New

Thursday, September 12, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, Upper Gallery, 210 S. 34th Street. Mark Huppert is the director of Preservation Green Lab in Seattle where he leads the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s sustainability research and partnership projects. Free.

CRUISE: Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

Thursday, September 12, 5:30-8:30pm. Baltimore Avenue between 43rd and 51st streets. Enjoy stopping in at Baltimore Avenue’s shops and restaurants offering deals for a dollar. For a full list of the 20+ vendors check here. Pay as you go.

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