LAURA SPINASenior Planner | Philadelphia City Planning Commission
Laura Spina is a transplanted Philadelphian who grew up “down the shore” in New Jersey. After getting a BA in Art History from Rosemont College and an MA in American Studies–Historic Preservation Planning from The George Washington University, she worked for the New Jersey Historic Trust before moving to Philadelphia. Laura joined the City Planning Commission in 2006 after working as a planner with the City’s Historical Commission for ten years. She is the community planner for Center City, working with various neighborhood groups and City agencies in shaping the development that occurs in the heart of Philadelphia. Laura has been the project manager for the Market East Strategic Plan and the Logan Square Neighborhood Plan. She also works on various city-wide projects including the Philadelphia Rowhouse Manual; PHILADELPHIA2035, the City’s first comprehensive plan since 1960, and the revised zoning code.