Professor Birch is the Lawrence C. Nussdorf Chair of Urban Research and Education. She teaches courses in planning history and global urbanization.
Professor Birch has been active in the field's professional organizations and in academia in the United States and abroad.…READ MORE
JANNIE L. BLACKWELL, a five term councilperson born and reared in Philadelphia, is a seasoned advocate for social change with a thirty year reputation for serving community members and the poor and underprivileged in the City of Philadelphia, making her a…READ MORE
Bart Blatstein is the CEO of the privately held development company Tower Developments. Under his guise, Tower Investments has become well known for its aggressive and creative urban investments in major projects, as well as its expertise in all aspects of…READ MORE
Kiki Bolender, AIA, LEED AP, leads Bolender Architects, a full service firm centered on architecture, design and urbanism. She is chair of the Design Advocacy Group of Philadelphia and a member of the Board of Directors of AIA Philadelphia. She was a…READ MORE
Paul Boni is a Philadelphia land use attorney focusing on zoning, historic preservation and environmental law. He's a graduate of Emory University (undergrad) and of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Paul lives in downtown Philadelphia in the Society Hill neighborhood. …READ MORE
Lauren Bornfriend has served as Executive Director of the Philadelphia Parks Alliance since 1999. As independent champions for vibrant, safe, well maintained parks and recreation, the Parks Alliance monitors public policies; researches and publishes facts, trends and analyses; and leads city-wide…READ MORE
On January 3, 2013 Congressman Robert A. Brady was sworn into office for his 9th term representing the people of Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District. The First Congressional District includes portions of South Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia, Southwest Philadelphia, Northwest…READ MORE