SITIO’s Antonio Fiol-Silva was recently appointed to the Philadelphia Historical Commission by Mayor Jim Kenney. Established in 1955, the Philadelphia Historical Commission is the City of Philadelphia’s regulatory agency responsible for ensuring the preservation of historically significant buildings, structures, sites, objects, interiors and districts in Philadelphia.
Several significant social, economic, environmental and technological factors have emerged in recent years that will have a transformative impact on urban areas in the future. Many cities have been in the forefront in addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation, demographic shifts and changing lifestyle preferences, and fluctuating employment and transportation paradigms. This Panel Discussion: Responding to Change & Building Resilience will highlight some of these external factors and panelists will showcase how different communities are responding to the environmental, housing, transportation, and equity challenges created by these future forces.
Barry Seymour Executive Director, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Philadelphia, Pa.
Christine Knapp Director, Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia, Pa.
Caleb Stratton Principal Planner, City of Hoboken, N.J.
Antonio Fiol-Silva, FAIA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C Chair, Urban Land Institute Philadelphia District Council and Founding Principal, SITIO Architecture + Urbanism, Philadelphia, PA.
DATE: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
TIME: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Click here for Registration
WHERE: Michael A. Fitts Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania Law School