Sep 15, 2010

The Permeable City: Designing for Water

Wednesday, September 22

Houston Hall, Class of ’49 Auditorium
3417 Spruce Street
6:00-7:30 pm (5:00pm reception)

What is the role of water in the 21st-century city? A panel of experts discusses how water shapes urban life, from innovations in waterfront redevelopment to creative stormwater management strategies to delivering clean water amid ever-tightening EPA regulations. Held in conjunction with the 2010 Northeast Regional Mayors' Institute on City Design, this public lecture will bring into focus one of the most pressing challenges for urban mayors and their administrations today. Speakers will share with the audience and the participating mayors innovative and sustainable solutions for managing stormwater.

Speakers include:

Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, City of Philadelphia

Howard Neukrug, Director, Office of Watersheds, Philadelphia Water Department;

Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Dean and Paley Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Design;

Gary Hack, Dean Emeritus and Professor, City & Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania School of Design;

Anuradha Mathur, Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Design;

Story Bellows, Director, Mayors’ Institute on City Design;

Aaron Koch, Policy Advisor, New York City Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability;

Free and open to the public. Register by emailing

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