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People's Emergency Center CDC

PEC Community Development Corporation is the real estate arm of PEC. On its own, or through contractual relationships, PECCDC acquires, sells, rents, rehabilitates and manages properties in the West Philadelphia community in which PEC carries out its programs and services.

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Events

Sounding the Horn: A Crossfire Discussion on Gentrification The Emerging Leaders of People's Emergency Center

6 speakers. 3 rounds. As we cover everything from the history of gentrification and its effect on identity formation, to tacking whether gentrification is a necessary step in urban revitalization, who will win the debate? The audience will get to choose. Moderator: Brian Howard, News Editor at Philadelphia Magazine Panelists: Michael Cooper, VP of Development at the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) Maya Francis, freelance writer on Gentrification topics  Penelope Giles, Executive Director of the Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation Gilberto Gonzalez, author and noted designer John Chin, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation Otis Bullock, Executive Director of Diversified…
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