Philadelphia USA

Philadelphia is a blessed city

Cities around the globe will envy its enormous potential development space within urban borders. It offers a wide range of opportunities for urban regeneration within a sustainable framework. But Philadelphia is also facing severe problems. The city has too much open space: where to start investing? Properties are fragmented: how to realize critical mass? Landowners feel trapped: what to do and where?


A structural approach is needed. We call it The Philadelphia LandBank. The Philadelphia LandBank creates clear priorities, sustainable coherence and equal chances for all. How? By defining a focal point for public investments, densification and marketing plus organizing a dynamic exchange of properties.


International ideas competition (honourable mention)
Philadelphia Landvisions
Andries Geerse