Global Philadelphia, in partnership with the Mayor's Office, is working to gain membership for Philadelphia in the Organization of World Heritage Cities, all of whose members have monuments designated by UNESCO as World Heritage sites. Independence Hall is such a site. Philadelphia will be the first American city to join this elite group, and membership will bring new opportunities to broaden appreciation of our cultural resources here at home and around the world. Members of the project team will report on the process and how they are making "the case for Philadelphia."
Presenters will include Sylvie Gallier Howard (Deputy Chief of Staff in the office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development) and David Brownlee (Professor of architectural history at Penn).
1218 Arch Street Center for Architecture
Open to the public