University City: From Streetcar Suburb to Meds & Eds

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University City: From Streetcar Suburb to Meds & Eds

presented by Amy Lambert

University City is at the Crossroads of Change & Creativity. The eastern portion of West Philadelphia is a repository of three centuries of development, landing in the 21st century as a verdant oasis of access and innovation. The diversity of people, ideas, and historic resources in the area we call University City offers a unique model for Philadelphia as we confront issues of equity and affordability.


Amy Lambert is currently serving as Board President of UCHS. She is an architect and preservation professional with over twenty years experience in design and construction project management. She has researched and written a National Register nomination and a dozen nominations to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, most of them properties in the University City area. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation program, Amy teaches the Introduction to Historic Preservation course at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts and Design.


$15 | General Admission

$10 | Alliance Member 

Students with ID, residents of the neighborhoods being presented, or individuals with financial difficulties free with email to

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