THANK YOU: For Making Our Streetfilms, Sneckdowns & The Pedestrian Event A Success

28Feb
Our Panel From Left: David Goldfarb, Councilman Squilla, Andrew Stober, Prema Gupta, Beth Miller

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Thank you for making our first event last night Streetfilms, Sneckdowns & The Pedestrian a success! During the event we screened 9 short films highlighting our growing movement to reclaim the public space for people and bicycles. Afterward, Jon Geeting gave a great Prezi about Pedestrian Plazas on E. Passyunk, additional areas of focus, and the safety issues along Passyunk that these plazas could help mitigate. You can find that Prezi *here*

Then we opened it up to questions for our panel: Councilman Mark Squilla, Beth Miller from the Community Design Collaborative, Andrew Stober from MOTU, Prema Gupta from University City District and David Goldfarb from East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association. Questions mainly focused on the political and financial challenges to bringing these ideas to life.

Jon gives a great Prezi about pedestrian plaza opportunity on E. Passyunk

Thank you to all who braved a cold night to attend our first of many more events to come. Many Thanks to our photographer for the evening Kathryn Bohri. Below you'll find links to all the videos we screened. Enjoy! Share! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last Updated: Friday, 28 February 2014 @ 14.15
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geoff's picture Geoff Kees Thompson Founder + Urban Planner Website: thisoldcity.com About the Author:

Other than time away from Philly studying his masters in Urban Planning in the Netherlands, Geoff has lived here since 2005. He founded This Old City to advocate for better public space as a means to economic development, improved public health, lower crime and a more environmentally sustainable future. He currently sits on the Executive Board of SOSNA and is the head volunteer gardener for Saint Mark's Church at 1625 Locust Street.

 

He is also Chair of The 5th Square PAC, an organization committed to voter education and the funding of progressive urbanist candidates for Philadelphia's future. 

 

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