Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces



Inside the Urbanist’s Studio

November 9, 2017
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

Location: Barbuzzo, 110 S 13th Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia PA

Registration and more information

Join Urban Land Institute for a frank conversation between Carol Coletta, Senior Fellow at The Kresge Foundation, and Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation, who will ask each other five questions they have always wanted to know about the other!  Carol Coletta was recently named one of the 100 most influential urbanists by Planetizen.  She is the creator and convener of the $40M Reimagining the Civic Commons project, a national initiative that seeks to counter economic and social fragmentation in our cities by revitalizing and connecting public places such as parks, plazas, trails and libraries to bring together people from different backgrounds.

Through projects in five U.S. cities, Reimagining the Civic Commons intends to be the first comprehensive demonstration of how a connected set of civic assets – a civic commons – can connect people of all backgrounds and yield increased and more equitably shared prosperity for cities and neighborhoods.  Kathryn Ott Lovell is a key member of the pilot Civic Commons team and oversees the City of Philadelphia’s parkland, playgrounds, recreation centers, trails, and thousands of programs and events.  Come listen to a dynamic exchange between two fearless and unrelenting champions of our nation’s civic assets and urban infrastructure.

This Civic Commons project falls in line with the “10-minute walk” parks advocacy campaign announced by The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute. Read more about it here.

Lunch will be served in Barbuzzo’s private dining room.

  • Private Member: $55
  • Public Member: $50
  • Private Nonmember: $90
  • Public Nonmember: $70
  • Student: $40

*All prices will rise $15 after online registration closes on November 6, 2017.

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