Supporting Corridors/Supporting Communities

Grassroots groups in Philly are engaging communities, improving storefronts, and activating civic spaces on their neighborhood commercial corridors. Learn about their resourceful efforts to connect with residents and encourage entrepreneurship. Supporting Corridors/Supporting Communities will present real-life, real-place strategies that you can take home to your neighborhood commercial corridor. PUBLIC HEALTH | Merchandising and branding tools to help corridor businesses make the successful transition from selling tobacco products to selling healthy, fresh foods and drinks. Herman Nyamunga, Director, Global Enterprise Hub & Small Business Development, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians Vanessa Caracoza, Business Advisor, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians PRESERVATION | A practical approach to the preservation of storefronts and corridors, inspired by social history and architectural details. Alisa McCann, Architectural Historian PLACEKEEPING | A volunteer-led project to transform an underutilized intersection into a lively public space that draws the community to a corridor and its businesses. Andrew Dalzell, Chief of Staff, PA State Representative Jared Solomon Brad Dakake, Project Development Manager, SunPower Corporation Moderator: Karen Fegely, Deputy Commerce Director, Office of Neighborhood Business Services Philadelphia Department of CommerceDesignPhiladelphia event presented by the Community Design Collaborative in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Commerce.
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October 10, 2017 at 3am - 5am
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
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