2019 Forward Equitable Development Conference – June 26th and June 27th

On June 26th and 27th, the 2019 Forward Equitable Development Conference convened over 300 participants committed to an equitable city where every Philadelphian lives, works, and thrives in a neighborhood with an excellent quality of life. Urban designer Liz Ogbu delivered the keynote address followed by a plenary panel discussion, over 25 afternoon sessions, and a closing networking reception. On Thursday, expert practitioners facilitated half-day intensive seminars on key topics in equitable neighborhood revitalization.

A designer, urbanist, and social innovator, Liz is an expert on social and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments globally. View our keynote recording here along with the accompanying slideshow presentation here.

Following the keynote address, Liz Ogbu,Tonnetta Graham of Strawberry Mansion CDC, Maitreyi Roy of Bartram’s Garden, and Sarah Yueng of the Food Trust participated in a panel discussion on creating equitable public spaces locally with moderator Tya Winn of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. View their conversation here. 

Wednesday, jUNE 26TH 

Thursday, june 27th