William Penn would likely be pleased with today's five public squares of his 1683 plan for Philadelphia, which continue as critical social and economic hubs. On this walking tour, attendees will hear from designers and stewards while experiencing the city's most iconic and enduring public spaces.
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Learn about the history of William Penn’s design for Philadelphia and how the city’s squares have evolved over time. 2. Learn about recent improvements to each of the five squares and their site maintenance regimes. 3. Learn various public/private partnership models and how landscape architects manage the form, function, and funding of the squares. 4. Learn about the design and maintenance challenges of these iconic public spaces, and how they are moving toward a more sustainable future.
Linda Walczak, ASLA; Julie A. Snell, ASLA; Amy Needle; Matt Hess; Susan J.. Edens
American Society of Landscape Architects