The Urban Renewal of Society Hill

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Tuesday April 07

6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

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By 1965, nearly 800 cities—located in almost every state across the country – had turned to the federal policy of urban renewal in an attempt at revitalization. Typically, urban renewal took the form of large-scale demolition in order to clear space for new, modern construction. Philadelphia, however, generally applied a more targeted method that combined demolition, new construction, and rehabilitation. In this talk, Francesca Russello Ammon, Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning and Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania, examines the landmark case of Philadelphia’s Society Hill neighborhood to explore how a preservation-based approach to urban renewal transformed both the physical and social character of a community.

$20 | General Admission

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Free | High School Student*

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