Urban Book Talk: Engineering Philadelphia

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 5:30pm
University of Pennsylvania Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St.

Please join Penn IUR for a discussion with Domenic Vitiello, Penn IUR Faculty Fellow and Professor of City and Regional Planning, Penn Design about his latest book Engineering Philadelphia, The Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis (Cornell University Press, 2013). Engineering Philadelphia is a sweeping account of enterprise and ingenuity, economic development and urban planning, and the rise and fall of Philadelphia as an industrial metropolis. Vitiello tells the story of the influential Sellers family, placing their experiences in the broader context of industrialization and urbanization in the United States from the colonial era through World War II. Vitiello links the family’s declining fortunes to the deindustrialization of Philadelphia—and the nation—over the course of the twentieth century.

This event is free and open to the public. To register, please click here.

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