#innovateRT: Three Philly leaders innovating land-use


There are some cool and exciting things happening in Philadelphia: tech start ups and theater groups plus new ways of looking at land use and sustainability. Leading off our weeklong series on PHILADELPHIA INNOVATORS, we’re talking about some of the innovative ways that Philadelphia is approaching its land-use, zoning and planning processes. Joining us are Councilman BOBBY HENON, who in his first year on Council rolled out a “Bad Neighbor Initiative” that has put neglectful landlords and property owners on notice and in the spotlight thanks to new use of digital technology and public shame; JAMIE MOFFETT, a documentary filmmaker who founded the Kensington Renewal Initiative to help his North Philly neighbors buy and rehab blighted properties and sell them to renters using online crowd-funding; and CARLTON WILLIAMS, director of Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections, who is leading the city’s efforts to put privately owned vacant land back into productive use by holding owners accountable.

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