Earth Day Presentation
(Greater Washington DC Metro Area)
The School of Urban Affairs and Planning is sponsoring a special Earth Day presentation, The Power of Urban Greening -- Insights from Philadelphia's Green Plan, by J. Blaine Bonham Jr., executive vice president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). The event has been arranged in conjunction with the City of Alexandria's Earth Day Committee and the City's Environmental Policy Commission.
Bonham founded PHS's urban greening program, Philadelphia Green, in 1974. Under his aegis, Philadelphia Green has moved from a small, grassroots initiative to the forefront of urban greening in the nation and now serves as a model for programs in other cities.
He is co-author of the book Old Cities/Green Cities: Communities Transform Unmanaged Land, published iin 2002 by the American Planning Association.