This multi-day summit will bring together practitioners, officials, funders, scholars, and field leaders from across the country to discuss their work creating and reinvesting in civic infrastructure, exploring the challenges and questions they encounter as they work on specific sites, city-wide systems and new policy ideas.
This special forum will include:
Keynote address and reception (free and open to the public), Penn Museum, Thursday evening
Focused panels and workgroups (free and open to the public), Penn Museum, Friday
Tours of civic assets in Philadelphia (free, by invitation only), various locations, Saturday
The summit will open with keynotes by Maria Rosario Jackson (Senior Advisor, Kresge Foundation/Institute Professor, Arizona State University) and Damon Rich(Partner, Hector/2017 MacArthur Fellow, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation).
Panelists and moderators include:
The event, and the research on which it is based, is an extension of PennPraxis' search for new models and best practices for "civic infrastructure," a concept that we proposed in an earlier white paper and gathering. This project is supported by theWilliam Penn Foundation.