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Philadelphia's Grand New Dilworth Park—How a Public-Private Partnership Delivered
Yesterday, Philadelphia inaugurated the new Dilworth Park, described by Ryan Briggs for Next City as "a reimagined space surrounding City Hall, complete with a sweeping lawn, a cafe, fountains, public art and a new entrance to the city’s busiest transit hub."
Briggs also notes that the new park "represents one of the largest public-private partnerships undertaken in Philadelphia to date," thanks to "over a decade of work along with $55 million…on the part of CEO Paul Levy and his Center City District (CCD), an economic development non-profit created in the 1950s to channel public and private dollars into improving a then- beleaguered downtown."
The article includes a lot more detail on the work of delivering the park.