Join us in honoring Enrique Peñalosa for his legacy as Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia – where has used his position to invest in the City’s marginalized communities; building and reconstructing hundreds of kilometers of sidewalks, bicycle paths, pedestrian streets, greenways, and more than 1,200 parks as well as introducing the groundbreaking Transmilenio Bus Rapid Transit system in the city.
Also honored at this ceremony will be the winners of the 2018 Better Philadelphia Challenge. This year’s urban design challenge asked students to imagine a new kind of Park+Way for Philadelphia to better connect its citizens to natural, cultural, and social resources – in honor of the 100th anniversary of our Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
The ceremony will be followed by a coffee + dessert reception for all in attendance.
With the purchase of a VIP ticket, we invite you to join us and the award winners before the ceremony at 5:00 PM for our VIP Reception which will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and live music. In attendance will be Mayor Peñalosa, the competition winners, local dignitaries, and our built-environment focused sponsors, without whom this program would not be possible.
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM | VIP Reception (requires VIP ticket)
6:30 PM – 7:45 PM | Awards Ceremony + Talk
7:45 PM – 8:30 PM | Coffee + Dessert Reception
College students can attend for only $5
High School students can attend for FREE
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KEYNOTE: MIS Capital LLC
About The Edmund N. Bacon Awards + Talk
Founded in 2006, the annual Edmund N. Bacon Memorial Awards honors an accomplished figure who has made significant contributions to the fields of urban planning, development, and design through conviction of vision, effective communication, and commitment to improving their community.
This awards ceremony also honors the winners of the annual Better Philadelphia Challenge which asks university-level students from around the world to design innovative solutions for Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, abandoned land, and infrastructure issues which present modern-day design challenges. The solutions to these challenges are broadly applicable to other aging industrialized cities around the world.