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Drexel Dialogues: Urban Innovation in the Age of Trump

The Lindy Institute's Urban Innovation Summit will culminate in the inaugural Drexel Dialogues, a free and open event with a timely focus: Urban Innovation in the Age of Trump. We’ll be joined by guests sharing innovations here and abroad which confront current urban challenges and show the way for an equitable and inclusive future.  The Dialogues will be an evening of probing discussion and debate, as well as music and entertainment, with the opportunity to connect with other urbanists from Philadelphia and beyond.  The discussion will build up on the work of the Summit, a multi-day workshop where Lindy’s Urban Innovation Fellows will develop strategies for the most pressing issues facing Philadelphia with the help of a team of experts from Drexel and around the globe. 

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The program will include a panoply of stimulating guests working locally nationally and globally, including:

  • Bruce Katz, Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, and Jeremy Nowak, Lindy Institute Distinguished Fellow, who will discuss their forthcoming book, The New Localism, focused on how cities can innovate and lead in the wake of the federal government and states abdicating responsibility
  • Shannon Marquez, Vice Provost at Drexel and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at Drexel; Roberto Moris, Professor of Architecture at Catolica University in Santiago, Chile with a focus on disaster planning; and Alan Greenberger, Lindy Institute Distinguished Fellow and Chair of Drexel’s Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism, with deep experience in large scale planning and economic development, discussing global urbanism and innovations Philadelphia can bring home from the rest of the world.
  • The debut of the local Urban Innovation Fellows, three Philadelphia-based emerging leaders who will share their plans for impact in their communities developed at the Summit. (Btw, there is still time to apply to be a Fellow, but you’ll need to act fast as applications are due October 6th)

Drexel Dialogues will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and is produced in partnership with Drexel’s Office of International Programs as the culminating event of Global Philly 2017. A reception celebrating the completion of the Summit and the exciting work to come will follow the program.  This will not be your average panel on planning – we’ll have a freewheeling format and a mix of discussion and entertainment that we think will be stimulating. We hope to see you there.

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