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November 23, 2007

In Philadelphia, at least, “socially patient” capital

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder delves into former University of Pennsylvania President Judith Rodin's book, The University and Urban Revival: Out of the Ivory Tower and Into the Streets, about Penn's efforts to engage with and help improve its community in the 1990s, contemplates the idea of "socially patient" capital, and wonders how it might play in Brooklyn.

Those involved in Penn's West Philadelphia Initiatives aimed to keep the neighborhood from gentrifying, “or ‘Penntrifying’ as detractors would say,” writes Rodin. Though that was more doable in Philadelphia, even there it didn´t quite work.


Posted by lumi at November 23, 2007 12:05 PM