2016 Edmund N. Bacon Awards + Talk w/ Jan Gehl

2016 Edmund N. Bacon Awards + Talk w/ Jan Gehl



  • Talk
  • Competition
  • Awards
  • Reception
2016 Edmund N. Bacon Awards + Talk w/ Jan Gehl
Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Drexel University
3220 Market St Gerri C. LeBow Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104

$15 | Early Bird (until 2/4)
$22 | General Public
$150 | VIP

Join us in honoring Jan Gehl, winner of the 2016 Edmund N. Bacon Prize for his career spent advocating for the design of active, healthy, inclusive places. Gehl is founding partner of Gehl Architects and has published several books on designing cities. On stage, Jan will join in conversation with the Philadelphia Inquirer's architecture critic, Inga Saffron.

Also honored at this ceremony will be the winners of the 2016 Better Philadelphia Challenge. This year's urban design challenge focused on Philadelphia's Mantua and Belmont neighborhoods and how they might be developed to encourage healthy and active lifestyles, thereby improving public health among residents.

The ceremony will be followed by a coffee + dessert reception.

View the Winning Entries

With the purchase of a VIP ticket, we invite you to join us and the award winners before the ceremony at 5:15pm for our VIP Reception which will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and live music. In attendance will be Jan Gehl, the competition winners, local dignitaries, and our invaluable sponsors, without whom this program would not be possible.

5:15pm - 6:15pm | VIP Reception (requires VIP ticket)
6:30pm - 7:45pm | Awards Ceremony + Talk
7:45pm - 8:30pm | Coffee + Dessert Reception

KEYNOTE:      Domus Inc.

VISIONARY:   The Bacon Family
                        Brandywine Realty Trust

GOLD:            Drexel University
                        Philadelphia Phillies
                        U3 Advisors

SILVER:            Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
                        Duane Morris LLP
                        Scott Killinger
                        O'Donnell & Naccarato
                        Robert A.M. Stern Architects

BRONZE:        Keast & Hood
Penn Institute for Urban Research                 
                        Scout Ltd.

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