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Reading Viaduct: Philadelphia’s possible "hanging gardens"

University City Review: Philadelphia’s possible "hanging gardens"

Reporter Mark Brakeman writes about the long-dormant stretch of the Reading Viaduct, which runs from about 10th and Spring Garden south to the Convention Center.  A much-discussed public space project for years, the opening of New York City's High Line again raises the question of whether such a revitalization effort could activate adjacent neighborhoods.

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Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.



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