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Parkway Ideas Workshop: Design Panel

July 14, 2021

Earlier this year, with support from William Penn Foundation, the City requested proposals from renowned design teams to create a world-class public realm plan for pedestrian-centric, permanent changes that will dramatically improve the safety, functionality, and beauty of the Parkway.


The Parkway Ideas Workshop: Design Panel is the second phase of the design process. The three world-class design teams that are being considered to lead the redesign will present their ideas to evolve the Parkway into its next inclusive, pedestrian-friendly iteration.


The three design teams are:

The event included remarks from Parks & Rec Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell and Deputy Managing Director of the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability Mike Carroll.


Harris Steinberg, executive director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University, served as host for the event and facilitated a panel discussion.


The panel included:

  • Mitchell Silver, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation 
  • David Brownlee, Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of 19th Century European Art at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Tya Winn, Executive Director of the Community Design Collaborative, Philadelphia

The project is supported by a generous grant from the William Penn Foundation and produced in partnership with the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University.


Find more information about the Parkway Ideas Workshop here.