Slots and the city: A public design forum

Posted by on May 12, 2006

Slots and the City: A Public Design Forum

The two slots parlors destined for Philadelphia will make an indelible imprint on the city. What will they look like? How will they alter the landscape? And how well will their design reflect some of the concerns of the people who live here?

The Daily News, and University of Pennsylvania?s Penn Praxis, with support from the Design Advocacy Group, is sponsoring a public design forum that will give you a chance to see all of the proposed casino designs, and hear about the vision behind each.

Moderator Harris Steinberg will lead a panel of design experts,* who will react to the presentations and talk about their strengths and weaknesses. The public will have a chance to ask questions.

Wednesday, May 24, 6:30-9 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center

The event is free, but space is limited, so please register beforehand, by sending a fax or email with your name and address to: or fax to 215-854-5910, attn: slots.

* Panel Participants:
Genie Birch, Chair, Department of City and Regional Planning at University of Pennsylvania School of Design and co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban
Winka Dubbeldam, Principal, Archi-Tectonics, NY, NY, and Associate Practice
Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Alan Greenberger, principal, MGA Architects, Philadelphia, PA., co-founder of
Design Advocacy Group.
Bob Hillier, principal, Hillier Architecture , Princeton, NJ
Sarah Thorp, PennDesign Preservation grad and Fishtown activist

Slots and the city: A public design forum

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