U R B A N  E X C H A N G E

PHILADELPHIA

JULY 19-21, 2018

 

Join us in the birthplace of American Democracy to meet urban innovators working to expand citizen participation in design, planning, policy & public life.

 

F I E L D T R I P   C R E W


I T I N E R A R Y

 

Thursday, July 19

3pm: Arrival & Hotel Check-In

6-8pm: City Lobby: Urban Exchange @ BOK

Building Tour & Rooftop Drinks

 

FRIDAY, JULY 20

Morning Site Visits

Village of Arts & Humanities

Uncle Bobbie's

Philly Urban Creators

Afternoon Site Visits

Germantown CDC

Shift Capital

Evening

Maison 208

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 21

Morning Site Visit

The Rail Park

Afternoon Mobile Consulate

Lancaster Avenue Jazz Festival

Departures to Airport

 

SUNDAY, JULY 22

Our activities will end Saturday, but you're welcome to stay longer!

Enjoy the city & explore on your own...


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CITY LOBBY:

M A K I N G   S P A C E

THURSDAY, JULY 19, 6-8 PM

BOK, 1901 SOUTH 9th StREET

Philadelphia

 

We talk a lot about inclusive & equitable development — but who holds the keys? Join us for a cross-city dialogue with Detroit & Philly changemakers working to make more space for local ownership, equity & agency. 

 

With Special Guests:

 

PHILADELPHIA

Brian Murray & Matthew Grande, Shift Capital

James Wright, People's Emergency Center

Andy Toy, SEAMACC

Ariell Johnson, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse

Verónica Ayala Flores, Philadelphia LISC

DETROIT

Chase Cantrell, Building Community Value

Orlando Bailey, Eastside Community Network

Lauren Hood, cultural placekeeper

Kayana Sessums, Osborn Neighborhood Alliance

Austin Black II, City Living Detroit

 

Hosted by Michelle Freeman, Jermaine Jenkins & Claire Nelson

Thanks to support from Knight Foundation

Locals & travelers welcome


P R O J E C T S  +  P L A C E S

What's your urban interest?

Some examples of Philly sites & programs to check out while you're visiting:


H O W   I T   W O R K S

We'll host an urban exchange, plan group site visits & make personal introductions.

You book & pay your own travel, hotel & meals (we'll share our special hotel discount)!

Limited spaces available.

 

Registration Deadline:

June 15, 2018

 

REGISTRATION FEE:

$100


 
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T R A V E L

Book your own flight for the arrival/departure times that work best for you! Budget tip: There are direct daily flights between Detroit & Philly for aprox. $100 each way.

 

SPIRIT AIRLINES

DTW-PHL - 02:20pm

PHL-DTW - 11:30am

 
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H O T E L

We have a special rate of $150/night at Le Meridien Philadelphia in Center City. We'll use this as our meeting place for excursions. Register below & we'll send you the secret code!

 

Le Meridien Philadelphia

1421 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

(215) 422-8200

 


F A Q

 

SO I BOOK MY OWN FLIGHT & HOTEL?

Yes! You choose the arrival/departure times & rates that work best for you.

We'll be checking in at Le Meridien on Thursday, July 19, 3pm and checking out Saturday, July 21, 12pm.

Our first scheduled meetup will be Thursday, July 19, 5pm.

You are welcome to arrive earlier or stay longer!

 

CAN I BRING ADDITIONAL GUESTS?

Yes! Partners, friends & children most welcome.

If they plan to participate in group activities, please register them individually so we can get an accurate count.

 

HOW WILL WE GET AROUND THE CITY?

For group site visits, we will plan coordinated ride-sharing between destinations.

Guest will be responsible for their own airport transport.

 

WHAT IF I WANT TO DO MY OWN THING?

You're welcome to branch off to schedule your own meetups or activities!

We will share times for group site visits so you can plan around.

 

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL?

The $100 registration fee is non-refundable.

All other individual travel expenses (flight & hotel) you will be responsible for canceling or rescheduling if your plans change.


R E G I S T R A T I O N

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Q U E S T I O N S ?

Contact Michelle & Jermaine

jermaine@wittygritty.com


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