Infrastructure

WATCH: Livestream of Tonight’s Reimagining Urban Highways Event

Tonight, beginning at 6:30pm, we will kick off our Reimagining Urban Highways event at Drexel University’s Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.

Nearly 400 of you RSVP’d, which both flatters and excites us. However, we know that not everyone lives close to Philly, and even those who do might have busy schedules, or can’t get away from the computer, or just flat-out can’t make it for whatever reason. But don’t fret, because we have arranged for the event to be live-streamed.

So if you’d like to tune into the discussion about the best alternatives to I-95—an elevated segment of which cuts Philadelphia off from its waterfront, and is generally an eyesore and a nuisance—click here. Our very own Diana Lind will give a 10-minute presentation, alongside other experts like Ashwin Balakrishnan of the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance, Thomas Deller of the City of Providence and Harvard University Loeb Fellow Peter Park. Aaron Naparstek, another Loeb Fellow and founding editor of Streetsblog, will moderate.

We have also begun circulating a petition asking the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, which will either have to rebuild or dismantle I-95, to consider alternatives other than returning to the status quo. Click here if you’d like to sign.

If you’re following along on Twitter and would like to join the conversation, use the hashtag #urbanhighways.

Tags: philadelphia, east coast, built environment, i-95, academy of natural sciences, drexel university, reimagining urban highways, talks, livestreaming