PlanPhilly is a six-year-old independent news gathering entity affiliated with PennPraxis, the clinical arm of the School of Design of the University of Pennsylvania. Former reporters and editors from The Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as citizen journalists, provide daily…



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Praxis Dialogues: Preservation and the Public Good

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. Panelists include: 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…
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