25th Anniversary PHENND Conference - RESCHEDULED!
Registration has re-opened for the 25th Anniversary PHENND Conference! The conference has been rescheduled to April 24-25, 2014 and will take place at the University of Pennsylvania.
The theme will be "Anchor Institutions: A Regional Approach" and will draw participants from around the country.
- Multi-Anchor partnerships for education
- Local Procurement
- Multi-Anchor partnerships for Community-Based Research
- Employer Assisted Housing
- Multi-Anchor partnerships for Health
- PILOTs & SILOTs - Making the Case & Documenting Engagement on a City-Wide Scale
- The Anchor Institution Dashboard
- Anchor Institutions Working Together to Promote College Access
The original agenda can be found at the link below. We are currently in the process of reconfirming speakers and based on their availability for the new date, sessions might have to shift around. Look for a revised agenda in the next week or so.
A room block has been reserved at the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia, located at 18th & Market Streets in downtown Philadelphia, for $139/night plus tax. The Sonesta is a short cab ride to Penn and Drexel; public transit between the hotel and both campuses is direct and easy. To reserve a room in the PHENND block, please use this link: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=56921&Chain=5157&arrive=2/12/2014&depart=2/14/2014&adult=2&child=0&group=0212PHENND
We are pleased to announce that this year's keynote will be Lillian Kuri, Program Director for Architecture, Urban Design and Sustainable Development at the Cleveland Foundation. The Cleveland Foundation is a driving force behind the Greater University Circle Initiative, which you can learn more about here: http://www.clevelandfoundation.org/?yt=NDazrebWELg
Lillian Kuri is currently the Program Director for Architecture, Urban Design and Sustainable Development at the Cleveland Foundation. The Cleveland Foundation is the oldest and one of the largest community foundations in the United States. The Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Greater Cleveland.
Lillian Kuri joined the Cleveland Foundation in 2005 as a consultant to develop a comprehensive strategy for one of the foundation’s priority initiatives: the revitalization of the Greater University Circle area – one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive anchor-based initiatives – involving cross cutting issues such as transportation, mixed-use development, housing assistance, education, sustainability, community wealth, and economic inclusion. This initiative includes a path-breaking and innovative “buy-local” model of inclusive economic development and job creation. The strategy includes supporting local businesses though supply chain attraction and retention initiatives in the Health Tech Corridor and “growing Cleveland’s own businesses” through the “employee owned” Evergreen Cooperative Initiative. The first to launch are the Evergreen Cooperative Laundry, Evergreen Energy Solutions and Green City Growers Cooperative – the largest urban food production greenhouse in the US.
Lillian also manages a new foundation initiative in partnership with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District related to NEORSD’s $3 billion, 25 year project to remove the combined sewer system, including new stormwater practices and green infrastructure. Lillian continues to work on foundation strategies for innovative uses of capital, energy efficiency, vacant land reutilization and local food.