Thomas Jefferson University, Drexel University and University City Science Center this week announced that urbanist Richard Florida is the inaugural recipient of the new Philadelphia Fellowship, Philadelphia magazine reported Nov. 29. “The program, an initiative of the three institutions, wants to address some of Philly’s biggest issues like affordable housing and human capital deficits. The goal: Make Philadelphia’s rise equitable and inclusive,” the article said.
The Philadelphia Fellowship also was featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal and Curbed Philly.
“Unfortunately, Richard Florida is right when he talks about an urban crisis. We continue to see disparities between Philadelphia’s neighborhoods that we must address. This is the perfect place to plan the action steps we must take,” Stephen Klasko, president of Thomas Jefferson University said in the statement, Curbed Philly reported.
Read the Jefferson Today story here.