FS-014: Like a Local: Life in the Streets and Gardens of Philadelphia

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Experience urban residential gardens and streetscapes of different time periods, ranging from 18th century to current time. Small alley streets, greenways and wider residential historic streets will be explored en route to a variety of gardens, including the historic Physick House Garden, a contemporary garden on Pine Street, Philadelphia's Magic Garden, and Talula's Restaurant Garden
Philadelphia, PA
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Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
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1. Participants will observe historic and contemporary urban gardens and streets that contribute to the neighborhood identity and give community stakeholders and visitors alike access to outdoor space. 2. Environmental issues for gardens in an urban setting and the importance of high quality horticulture for use in residential spaces and streetscapes (including a historic garden) will be reviewed. 3. Participants will analyze the materials and elements that make these sites engaging, vital and successful through appropriate scale, site program and amenities, and adjacent and accessible garden space. 4. Participants will observe how streetscape and open space development projects can be used to build awareness, connect residents to their community, and to encourage revitalization efforts in historic neighborhoods.
Susan M.. Mattison, ASLA, AICP, LEED AP; Amy C.. Syverson-Shaffer, ASLA; Nicole Juday Rhoads; Olivia Edlund; Meg Johnson, ASLA
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