Even in the most settled times, the status of historic preservation as a public good is unsettled and contentious. The third installment of Praxis Dialogues explores the underpinnings of historic preservation as a public good, focused on Philadelphia. Panelists will discuss preservation's role in civic life, how it contributes to neighborhood identity,collective memory, and economic development; and the politics of our right and responsibility to preserve.
Wendell Pritchett, Presidential Professor of Law and Education, PennLaw
Prema Gupta (MSHP’05), Senior Vice President, Navy Yard Planning and & Real Estate Development, PIDC
Aaron Wunsch, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of…
Attendees can expect to hear discussion about heritage and innovative strategies for thoughtful at this symposium, creative design in historic contexts, according to PennDesign's website.
The event will kick off with a keynote address from Marlon Blackwell, a practicing architect in his professional office and a professor of architecture at the University of Arkansas, where he previously served as the department head.
The following day, there will be three sessions of speakers: "Communicating Context," "Design + History" and "Regulating Change." The full itinerary and more information about the event can be found here.