What makes public spaces “just?” Join us in Philadelphia at PhillyCAM for an interactive workshop led by special guests from the Just Spaces initiative:
Erica D. Atwood is a mentor, coach, people lover, problem solver, and troublemaker in Philadelphia. She has worked for two decades on community outreach, policy-making, and advocacy through the arts, racial and social justice, community revitalization and youth leadership. She is the CEO of First Degree Consulting, LLC and the National Director of the Black & Brown Gun Violence Prevention Consortium. She was previously the Director of Black Male Engagement for the City of Philadelphia. She has also led External Affairs & Community Engagement for the Mayor’s Office and was Deputy City Representative.
Veronica O. Davis, PE, has experience in both urban planning and civil engineering. She is a transportation guru who uses her knowledge to spark progressive social change. As Co-owner and Principal of Nspiregreen, she is also responsible for the management of the major urban planning functions such as transportation planning, policy development, master planning, sustainability analysis, and long range planning. In July 2012, Veronica was recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House for her professional accomplishments and community advocacy, which includes co-founding Black Women Bike DC to increase the number of Black women and girls biking for fun, health, wellness, and transportation.
Andrew Stober joined University City District in January of 2016 after working for more than six years for the City of Philadelphia. With the City, he served as the Chief of Staff for the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU), where he had lead responsibility for launching Philadelphia’s Indego bike share program, reestablishing a City energy office that has saved millions of dollars in utility cost, and for raising millions of dollars in competitive public and private grant programs aimed at improving transportation infrastructure. Andrew also acted as Mayor Michael Nutter’s spokesman on transportation and energy issues. As Vice President for Planning and Economic Development, Andrew oversees a portfolio that includes public space development and management, commercial corridor development, and transportation improvements for University City.
Free & open to the public. Limited seating. RSVP here.