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Philindustry: The Public Re-Use of Philadelphia's Industrial Landscape

Ethan A. Lipsitz, University of Pennsylvania

Division: Humanities

Dept/Program: Urban Studies

Document Type: Undergraduate Student Research

Mentor(s): Eric Schneider

Date of this Version: 24 May 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.



This paper poses a strategy for how Philadelphia can re-think its physical industrial history. The strategy calls for new, publicly accessible uses in old buildings that celebrate the city's almost forgotten industrial past. A case study focuses on the Lower Schuylkill River where many vacant industrial structures lie desperate for new uses. The main thrust of this paper is about how community and historically conscious development can create new cultural amenities and destinations for the city of Philadelphia through the re-use of existing industrial sites.

Suggested Citation

Lipsitz, Ethan A., "Philindustry: The Public Re-Use of Philadelphia's Industrial Landscape" 24 May 2006. CUREJ: College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal, University of Pennsylvania,

Date Posted: 26 June 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.




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