Corridor Realities: Supporting Corridors/Supporting Communities

Posted by Design Philadelphia on September 25, 2017

Corridor Realities
Supporting Corridors/Supporting Communities

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
3:00pm 5:00pm
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch Street

Grassroots groups in Philly are engaging communities, improving storefronts, and activating civic spaces on their neighborhood commercial corridors. Learn about their resourceful efforts to connect with residents and encourage entrepreneurship.

Supporting Corridors/Supporting Communities presents real-life, real-place strategies that you can take home to your neighborhood commercial corridor, featuring the following topics and speakers:

PUBLIC HEALTH | Merchandising and branding tools to help corridor businesses make the successful transition from selling tobacco products to selling healthy, fresh foods and drinks.
Herman Nyamunga, Director, Global Enterprise Hub & Small Business Development, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
Vanessa Caracoza, Business Advisor, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

PRESERVATION | A practical approach to the preservation of storefronts and corridors, inspired by the social history and architectural details.
Alisa McCann, Architectural Historian

PLACEKEEPING | A volunteer-led project to transform an underutilized intersection into a lively public space that draws the community to a corridor and its businesses.
Andrew Dalzell, Chief of Staff, PA State Representative Jared Solomon
Brad Dakake, Project Development Manager, SunPower Corporation

Karen Fegely, Deputy Commerce Director, Office of Neighborhood Business Services, Philadelphia Department of Commerce


A DesignPhiladelphia event hosted by the Community Design Collaborative and the Philadelphia Department of Commerce

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