How you can help Philly reimagine our civic spaces

“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.