The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 |
Please join us for:

What the 2010 Census tells us about cities, regions, and planning

Friday, December 2, 9:00-3:15
Amado Recital Room, Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania, 34th & Spruce Streets 

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How are cities in the Northeastern United States faring today? This symposium brings together leading researchers and practitioners from Boston to Washington, DC, to reflect on urban growth, social diversity, housing, and economic development. Following a keynote talk on metropolitan America, panels will explore recent patterns and trends in the Northeast and what they tell us about planning and policy challenges and opportunities.

Sponsored by the Department of City and Regional Planning, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Penn Population Studies Center, and the Urban Studies Program.


9:00, Welcome and introduction

9:15, Keynote talk - William Frey, Brookings Institution

10:10, Panel: Social Diversity and Integration 

Meagan Ehlenz, Penn Planning 
Richard Alba, City University of New York 
Fatima Shama, NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
Moderator: Domenic Vitiello, Penn Planning

11:15, Panel: Housing
Ben Chrisinger, Penn Planning
Rolf Pendall, Urban Institute
Michael Kelly, Philadelphia Housing Authority
Moderator: Dennis Culhane, Penn Social Policy & Practice

12:15, Lunch

1:15, Panel: Metropolitan Growth
Zoe Warner, Penn Planning
Petra Todorovich, America 2050
Barry Seymour, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Moderator: John Landis, Penn Planning

2:15, Panel: Economic Development and Jobs 

Caroline Cheong, Penn Planning 
Nancy Hoffman, Jobs for the Future 
Joseph Houldin, Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center
Moderator: Laura Wolf-Powers, Penn Planning