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Contemporary Living in a Historic Environment: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Housing in Philadelphia
Program DescriptionPA Act 135, the Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act, is an increasingly popular and powerful tool that is being used by neighbors, community organizations, and developers to address the problem of persistently vacant and blighted buildings across the state. Hear from local experts—including a CDC director, a land use attorney, a real estate entrepreneur, and the Common Pleas Court judge who thus far has heard the majority of these cases in Philadelphia—about how the law has been used and what the impacts have been on neighborhoods and communities around Philadelphia and across the state.
- Brad Copeland, Mt. Airy USA
- Judge Idee Fox, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
- Mike McIlhenney, Orphanides & Toner
- Joel Palmer, Scioli & Turco
- Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 5:30PM
- Monday, June 11th, 2018 at 12:30PM
- Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 5:30PM
Join PACDC and WHYY's PlanPhilly for a conversation between Alan Mallach, the author of the new book The Divided City, and Jake Blumgart of PlanPhilly, on how cities like Philadelphia can and must chart a path forward toward inclusion and opportunity.
This book event, co-sponsored by WHYY's PlanPhilly and the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC), opens PACDC’s Forward Equitable Development Conference to be held the following day, Wednesday June 27th. Buy tickets today.
When? Tuesday, June 26th from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where? Pipeline Philly, The Graham Building at Dilworth Park, 30 South 15th Street, 15th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tickets are available for free, but you must RSVP here in advance.
In The Divided City, Mallach tells the real story of both the revival and the growing inequality in America’s older industrial cities, and examines whether, as they continue to grow, they can again become the places of hope and opportunity they once were. Combining big-picture analysis and research with the nitty-gritty reality of these cities drawn from author’s years of working in and studying them, Alan Mallach—a leading authority on economics and urban revitalization—offers an essential contribution to our understanding of American cities like Philadelphia. Mallach looks practically at how we can make inclusion and opportunity a reality, and makes concrete recommendations in The Divided City on topics ranging from job creation and education to affordable housing and improving the quality of life in high-poverty areas.
Copies of The Divided City will be available for purchase at the event from Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books, a locally owned, independent bookstore in Germantown. You can learn more about the book from Island Press. Special thanks to Pipeline Philly.
About PlanPhilly: PlanPhilly is a project of WHYY News providing in-depth, original reporting on Philadelphia's neighborhoods with a focus on urban design and planning, transportation, and development. Listen to PlanPhilly’s stories on WHYY 90.9 FM in Philadelphia and read them online.
Tickets are on sale for the PACDC Community Development Leadership Institute’s Forward Equitable Development Conference being held on Wednesday, June 27th at the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) and Temple University’s Center City Campus. We will bring together more than 200 participants committed to a more equitable Philadelphia. Don’t delay as we expect the conference to sell out. Registration starts at 8:45 a.m., and a closing event at Dilworth Park will begin at 5:00 p.m. In addition to the keynote by Andy Shallal and a panel discussion, there will be a series of afternoon workshops. Find the agenda for the day here.
- $109 - PACDC Members
- $139 - Non-Members
PACDC would like to thank Public Health Management Corporation, Temple University Center City, the Philadelphia Division of Housing and Community Development and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia for partnering in the planning and convening of the Equitable Development Conference. We would also like to thank our 2018 Signature Events Series Sponsors as well as the Allen Hilles Fund, Oak Foundation and The Philadelphia Foundation who support PACDC's CDLI activities.
- Nonprofit organizations providing a significant portion of their programs and services in Philadelphia
- Groups that are established nonprofit organizations.