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Civic Infrastructure Summit
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
This event will bring together practitioners, officials, funders, scholars, and field leaders from key cities across the country to discuss their work creating and reinvesting in civic infrastructure, exploring the challenges and questions they encounter as they work on specific sites, city-wide systems and new policy ideas.
Thursday, June 14 (Penn Museum: Rainey Auditorium)
Friday, June 15 (Penn Museum: Rainey Auditorium)
Saturday, June 16 (Various sites, departing from Meyerson Hall)
spur economic development in neighborhoods;
repair trust with residents long-neglected by city governments;
provide jobs to local residents;
generate more market-rate and subsidized housing; and
last but not least, foster dialogue and engagement among increasingly polarized actors and groups of people, helping them come together and grow more comfortable with one another’s class, race, ethnic, and gender differences.