Upcoming Events

Race and Smart Growth Series: Part Three

Location: Virtual Meeting: Zoom Link will be sent to registrants in advance of event.

Charles Brown on Race and Transportation  The third and final event in our 3-part series on race & smart growth, DVSGA is hosting Charles Brown of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers to discuss race and transportation in our region and how planners and other smart growth professionals can respond to the imperative of centering…

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Race and Smart Growth Series: Part Two

Location: Virtual Meeting: Zoom Link will be sent to registrants in advance of event.

Andre M. Perry on Race and Land Use  In the second of a three-part series, DVSGA is hosting Dr. Andre M. Perry—a nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality, education and economic inclusion—who will discuss the role of race in land-use patterns and policies. Dr. Perry will be interviewed by Charnelle Hicks, principal of CHPlanning, a…

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VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE! Race and Smart Growth Series: Part One

VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE! Part One of DVSGA’s Race and Smart Growth series presented by Professor Akira Drake Rodriguez of the University of Pennsylvania is now available on video. Professor Akira Drake Rodriguez’s work examines the racial politics of urban planning and public education through an interdisciplinary quantitative and qualitative approach. Pre-order her book Diverging Spaces for Deviants: The…

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POSTPONED: “We Say YES” to a Greater Philadelphia

Location: To be announced

In an abundance of caution given the current health crisis, the DVSGA feels it would be prudent to postpone the “We Say Yes” event. We will update you when we reschedule. We appreciate your continued support.

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PAST EVENT: Should the Law Subsidize Driving?

Location: Obermayer, 1500 Market Street, Suite 3400, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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…

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PAST EVENT: Organic urban growth: What we can learn from Charleston

Location: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Vance Hall, 3733 Spruce Street Room B11 Philadelphia, PA 19104

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…

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PAST EVENT: The Missing Middle: Meeting the Housing Demand in Walkable Urban Places

Location: LeBow Hall Drexel University Gerri C. Lebow Hall 3220 Market St, Rm 220 Phila., PA 19104

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.

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PAST EVENT: The Evolving Nature of Senior Living with Dr. Bill Thomas

Location: PECO, 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

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…

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PAST EVENT: Smart Policy=Smart Growth

Location: The Inn at Swarthmore

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…

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PAST EVENT: The High Cost of Free Parking

Location: Philadelphia, PA

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…

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