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PlanPhilly to Hold Land Bank Forum

The second edition of "Behind PlanPhilly" will take place on Tuesday, June 12, and will be a moderated panel discussion that explores how Philadelphia might approach land banking and vacant property reform.


The panel will be the first on-the-record discussion between the mayoral administration, City Council, the development community, and the non-profit sector on the potential impact of pending legislation on citizens, neighborhood organizations, and city tax and revenue functionality. This will be a timely conversation, as the Sanchez-Green land banking bill will be discussed at City Council in June. Prize-winning journalist Patrick Kerkstra will moderate the discussion.


Panelists include:

  • Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez, City Councilwoman and land bank bill co-sponsor
  • Bridget Collins-Greenwald, the City’s soon-to-be-named new Property Commissioner
  • Sandy Salzman, Executive Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation
  • Anne Fadullon, Vice President, Building Industry Association.

Here are the details:
Tuesday, June 12th
Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street
5:00pm - 6:00pm: Registration and Happy Hour; 6:00pm - 8:00pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
Tickets: $5


Complimentary refreshments (food and drink) will be provided.

Please register online and check out PlanPhilly's ongoing coverage of the City Council bill and its potential political, social, and financial ramifications.