The DVSGA and 5th Square are co-hosting legal scholar, Professor Gregory Shill. Professor Shill will discuss the many ways local, state, and federal law subsidize driving and car culture at the expense of other ways of getting around-and the ways we can begin to re-balance our transportation policy. Read Professor Shill’s forthcoming article Should the Law…Read more »
Witold Rybczynski speaks about his latest book, Charleston Fancy The DVSGA and the Wharton Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center are co-hosting author and urbanist, Witold Rybczynski, on a discussion of organic urban growth through the story of Charleston, South Carolina. Professor Rybzynski will be signing copies of his latest book, Charleston Fancy, which was published earlier…Read more »
Daniel Parolek, renowned urban designer and architect with Opticos Design of Berkeley California, will share how the Missing Middle — compact and clustered home types such as manor houses, multiplexes and live/work units — can meet the growing housing demand in walkable urban places.Read more »
What if everything you were told about aging was wrong? Our keynote speaker, Dr. Bill Thomas, is challenging how Americans think of aging, the models we have for senior housing, and how connectedness can overcome the lonliness that often plagues the lives of the elderly. Provider Magazine has called Dr. Thomas’ Green House Project the…Read more »
Author Phil Langdon speaks on the rise of walkable communities nationally.
Interviewed by Inga Saffron, architecture critic for Philadelphia Inquirer
Sprawl is a product of outdated public policy but public policy can counter sprawl and promote smart growth. On November 10th, we’ll celebrate three leading communities who have leveraged policy to protect open space, expand cycling options, and revitalize urban cores. Our keynote was Geoffrey Anderson, the head of Smart Growth America, a national advocate for smart growth policies…Read more »
Thank you for all who attended The Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance event The High Cost of Free Parking featuring Donald Shoup and panelists, Anne Fadullon, Tim Haahs, and Robert Zuritsky. The event was a huge success with over 160 educators, engineers, designers, developers, planners, and residents in attendance. Event Materials: May 5, 2016 Donald Shoup Video Clips…Read more »