2020 Jefferson Smart and Healthy Cities Forum

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2020 Jefferson Smart and Healthy Cities Forum

Day 1 (Oct. 14, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.)

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Topic: Policy + Housing

Affordable housing in booming inner-city areas has become a major issue of inequality in many metropolitan areas in the United States. As one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., Philadelphia is facing gentrification and growing rent and home prizes in many of its traditional neighborhoods.  This session focuses on the interaction and collaboration of city government, developers, architects, urban designers and community organizations in creating policies and programs to provide quality affordable housing while fostering economic growth and ensuring sustainable neighborhoods. How can we ensure equal access to housing for all while developing and expending urban economic growth areas? How can we build resilient neighborhoods? How can technology assist in making cities more livable?

Panelists:

  • Anne Fadullon, Philadelphia Director of Planning & Development (view bio)
  • Jamie Gauthier, Councilmember District 3 Philadelphia (view bio)
  • Eli Spevak, Founder & CEO, Orange Splot LLC (view bio)
  • Jeremy Avellino: Bright Common, Principal and Design Director (view bio)
  • Moderator: Troy Hannigan, Community Ventures and Thomas Jefferson University (view bio)

Day 2 (Oct. 15, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.)

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Topic: How to Evolve Cities as Smart and Healthy Cities?

Smart technologies, self-driving e-cars, 5G and AI are all changing the way we will live in the future. Smart cities are the new paradigm and many cities have rolled out road maps to enhance services using data science and smart technologies. This session will focus on the interrelationship of city planning, transportation, housing, technology inventions, and public health in developing healthier living and housing conditions accessible for all. The topic will be of interest to academics, scientists, entrepreneurs, architects, urban planners, engineers and city government.  

Panelists:

  • Anton Germishuizen, Architect, Senior Vice President, Buidings at Stantec (view bio)
  • Dr. Peng Du, VP Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University College of Architecture (view bio)
  • Dr. David Nash, Former Dean College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University (view bio)
  • Charles L. Marohn, Strong Towns, President (view bio)
  • Moderator: Danielle Arigoni, National Director of Livable Communities, AARP (view bio)

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