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November 23, 2015

Penn hosts discussion on public space design

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Spruce Street Harbor Photo by M. Edlow /VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation’s new Spruce Street Harbor Park offers a summer getaway right in Philly.

Think about Philadelphia and where the most popular spots in the city are located. The LOVE statue in John F. Kennedy Plaza might come to mind, maybe the park at Rittenhouse Square, or perhaps Spruce Street Harbor at the Delaware Waterfront. While many Philadelphians might think of those spots simply as places within the city, they are also considered urban public spaces.

The urban public space will be at the center of discussion on Tuesday, Dec. 1  when PennPraxis and PlanPhilly host the Praxis Dialogues. This free event hopes to start a conversation on what "the public good" means for the design of public spaces. 

The evening will begin by posing a series of questions to panelists and then allowing the audience to ask their own questions. Leading up to the event, each of the panelists contributed to a series of stories published by PlanPhilly. The event will conclude with a reception and opportunity for mingling. 

Praxis Dialogues: The Public Good

Tuesday, Dec. 1
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Free
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
Fisher Fine Arts Building Room 401
220 S. 34th St.