At the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC), Mr. Redding heads the Planning Division -- a staff of 14 city planners responsible for comprehensive planning, district planning, urban renewal planning, and plan implementation. Staff of the division also provides technical assistance to…READ MORE
At the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC), Mr. Redding heads the Planning Division -- a staff of 14 city planners responsible for comprehensive planning, district planning, urban renewal planning, and plan implementation. Staff of the division also provides technical assistance to community organizations. Richard was principal author and Project Manager of the "Plan for West Philadelphia," a 150-page comprehensive plan published in 1994. More recently he authored plans for Mantua, Tioga, Market Street, and Lancaster Avenue. He managed Transit-Oriented Development plans for Frankford Avenue and Broad & Erie, and directed the preparation of more than 75 redevelopment plans and blight certification reports. Currently he helps manage the Registered Community Organization (RCO) program and serves as the City's RCO Registrar. Mr. Redding is also part of the senior management team that is overseeing the Philadelphia2035 comprehensive planning process, including district plans for every section of the city. Philadelphia2035 is a key element of the City Planning Commission's "Integrated Planning and Zoning Process." On January 9, 2013, it was announced that the Integrated Planning and Zoning Process won the American Planning Association's "National Planning Excellence Award for a Best Practice." Mr. Redding is a Board Member of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships (University of Pennsylvania). From 2006 to 2011, he was an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, teaching courses in Urban Studies and City Planning. Richard also taught two classes at the Citizen's Planning Institute, PCPC's education and outreach program.
Specialties: Urban planning, redevelopment process, urban renewal, blight certification, corridor revitalization, government relations, community relations, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD).