Ed Bacon and the Future of Philadelphia

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Wednesday April 03

6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

at Independence Visitor Center (599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106)

Scott Gabriel Knowles, PhD, Professor of History at Drexel University, discusses how in the 20th century Philadelphia faced the same challenges as most post-industrial cities in the world, namely loss of manufacturing jobs, residents, and taxes. Knowles will explore how Philadelphia – and the first leader of its City Planning Commission, Ed Bacon – faced these challenges, in what ways the city has succeeded, where we still need to make progress, and what the future holds for our fair city. Current and future public and private development projects will round out our lecture series. 

$20 | General Admission  

$15 | Alliance Member - sign in first (button in upper right) to automatically receive discount

$10 | College Student*

Free | High School Student*

*Email photo of valid student ID to Caroline Slama cslama@preservationalliance.com to receive student discount code

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