“Philadelphia’s growing skyline is not the only sign of the city’s ongoing renaissance. Recent and deep investment in the public spaces that bring us together is also a sure signal of our city’s revival.
“This week, Philadelphians welcome two new park projects as they complete the first phase of their development: Centennial Commons in West Fairmount Park and the Rail Park in Callowhill. With these two ribbon cuttings comes one important lesson learned: community engagement is crucial to creating a common vision for Philadelphia’s civic spaces and for our city overall.”
In this op-ed in The Inquirer, Jamie Gauthier of Fairmount Park Conservancy and Patrick Morgan of Knight Foundation encourage all Philadelphians to champion public spaces in building a stronger, equitable, and more civically engaged city.