Public Programs of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design: Philadelphia, February 11-13, 2009

Public Programs of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design: Philadelphia, February 11-13, 2009

Mayors' Institute on City Design

Panel Discussion: How can the federal government support cities?
This event is presented in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia, PennDesign, PennPraxis and the Academy of Natural Sciences. Mayors' Institute participants will discuss the role of urbanism in federal policies and programs.
Larry Scarpa, architect and principal of Pugh+Scarpa of Los Angeles
Dan Pitera, Director of the Detroit Collaborative Design Center
Maurice Cox, former mayor of Charlottesville and Director of Design at the National Endowment of the Arts
Alan Greenberger, Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission
Moderator:Susan Wachter, Professor of Real Estate, Wharton School

Wednesday, February 11
5:30pm: reception | 6:30pm: program begins
Location: Academy of Natural Sciences Auditorium
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Lecture: Preservation and Redevelopment of the American City: The Charleston Experience
Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.of Charleston, SC, and founder of the Mayor's Institute for City Design, will speak to his city's experience in preservation and redevelopment. Mayor Riley will be introduced by Mayor Michael A. Nutter, and joined by other participating mayors from throughout the United States.

Thursday, February 12
5:30pm: reception | 6:30pm: program begins
Location: Houston Hall, Hall of Flags
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Reception and Exhibition
The Community Design Collaborative of Philadelphia, Design Advocacy Group of Philadelphia, Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, and Young Involved Philadelphia will co-host a reception with MICD. The event will offer an opportunity to view two exhibitions on display at the Center: Infill: Food Access and Gimme Shelter.

Friday, February 13
6:00 p.m.
At the Center for Architecture (1218 Arch St.)
Space is limited. Please RSVP to [email protected] by February 10th.


The Mayors' Institute on City Design (MICD) is a partnership program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Architectural Foundation, and the United States Conference of Mayors. Since 1986, the Mayors' Institute has helped transform communities through design by preparing mayors to be the chief urban designers of their cities. For more information, please visit

Posted February 9, 2009

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