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THE UNIVERSITY CITY BOOM

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Wednesday, October 27, 6–7pm, Fitler Club Gallery, 2400 Market Street

Photo by Elevated Angles / Visit Philadelphia

In the first of a year-long speaker series on—literally—building a better, more inclusive and prosperous Philadelphia, we will explore the boom happening in University City and discuss how it can create positive impacts citywide. A reception will follow the discussion.

The panel, which combines experts in the fields of education, technology and innovation, includes:

John Fry, President, Drexel University

Jeff Marazzo, CEO, Spark Therapeutics

David Adelman, CEO, Campus Apartments

Della Clark, President and CEO, Enterprise Center

The discussion will be moderated by Center City District’s Prema Katari Gupta. A reception will follow.

ABOUT REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT FOR GOOD: For decades, real-estate developers have had an outsized effect on the trajectory of growth in Philadelphia. And now a new generation of visionaries, deal-makers and builders are following suit, driven by the merging of social impact and bottom-line imperatives. The Philadelphia Citizen’s Real Estate Development for Good is a year-long speaker series that smartly delves into the economic and cultural difference that enlightened and intentional real estate development can make in our city.

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