2014 Annual Awards Winner – Student Project Award
Awarded to the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Department of City Planning (Graduate Planning Studio)
Small Legacy Cities, Equity, and a Changing Economy is a policy and strategy report prepared by Penn graduate planning students for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The report addresses to what extent traditional economic development projects equitably benefit low-moderate income communities. Three nearby cities were used as case studies – Wilmington, DE, Lancaster, PA, and Bethlehem, PA. Students did an extraordinary job developing a methodology for assessing equity, crafting policy or program interventions, and measuring impact. The methodology provides a blueprint for cities interested in building equity into their future development plans.
tags: Economic Development