• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Streetviews: Q&A with Andrew Dalzell

This week we continue our Streetviews video series with Andrew Dalzell, who was until recently the programs coordinator for South of South Neighborhood Association. Before jumping the pond for graduate school in Scotland, Dalzell sat down with us to talk shop about empowering residents to shape their neighborhoods, the optimism of turning blacktop green, and how it’s time to ditch the corrupt and contented among us. 

  • Andrew Dalzell: ex-Programs Coordinator, South of South Neighborhood Association. As of fall 2014, a graduate student in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Neighborhood: South of South / Graduate Hospital / Southwest Center City
  • Favorite Place: “30th Street Station by far…. It is a train station like no other in the country.”
  • Three words to describe Philly: Proud. Diverse. Inspiring.
  • Local Landmark: “We have a kickass skyline.”
  • Civic Heroes: (1) Center City District's Paul Levy, “obviously.”  (2) Planner Edmund Bacon for his "policy entrepreneurship" and as a Philadelphia "cheerleader and visionary." Also: "I grew up across the street from Ed Bacon in his final years... He was a great tipper when he would buy a lemonade from me growing up. That also helps.”

Interviewed Summer 2014

Streetviews is a video Q&A series with some of Philadelphia’s bright neighborhood, design, and nonprofit leaders, discussing the city’s biggest opportunities and toughest challenges as part of PlanPhilly’s Agenda 2015 election coverage. 

About the author

Ashley Hahn, Contributor

Ashley Hahn is an independent writer with a background in historic preservation and city planning. She started Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly in 2011 and was PlanPhilly's managing editor from 2015-2017. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and New York. She is a Philadelphian by choice.

Contact Ashley via email or find her on twitter: @ashleyjhahn.


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