Friday, January 06, 2006

“Forums on the Future of Center City”

In commemoration of its 50th anniversary, the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) is holding a series of forums in 2006 to reflect upon significant accomplishments in Center City over the last half-century and to look toward the challenges and opportunities of the coming years. Through videos, lectures and discussion, each forum will focus upon a specific topic relevant to the development of Center City over the past five decades.

Center City’s Residential RevivalTuesday February 7, 2006;
4 pmThe Union League, Broad and Sansom Streets

Fifty years ago CPDC was created to market restored homes in Society Hill. What did we learn from that experience; how does Center City compare with other American downtowns; what are the economic benefits of a well-educated city population; how can the housing revival be sustained? There will also be an update on the Center City schools initiative.
Speakers:How Does Center City’s Housing Revival Compare to Other Major American Cities? -- Eugenie Birch, Chair, Department of City & Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania.

Each forum will also begin with a short topical video commissioned for the occasion by CPDC, produced by WHYY, to highlight the accomplishments of the last 50 years through historical footage and contemporary interviews. A reception immediately follows each forum.

The forums are open to the public; registration cost is $35 per person for each forum, or $60 per person for both. For more details, or to register, please call 215.440.5575 or e-mail


Anonymous karl russo said...

Let us pray that when they do another one of these in 50 (or even 5) years, the docmentaries will not be able to ignore the spiritual revival of Center City due to the presence of several strong gospel-preaching churches.

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