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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Next Generation of Urban Manufacturing in Philadelphia

Thursday May 17 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

Can Philadelphia’s sustainability movement support policies and initiatives to strengthen urban manufacturing? Find out at this Urban Sustainability Forum.

Networking Reception: 6:00–6:30 pm
Program: 6:30–8:30 pm


Urban sustainability requires a strong economy, and manufacturing is a crucial component of Philadelphia’s economy. Urban manufacturing is surprisingly strong, green, and competitive as it adapts to worldwide economic change. This Urban Sustainability Forum will describe the strengths and challenges of manufacturing in Philadelphia.


Organized by EPA Region 3, Pollution Prevention Program, in collaboration with the Center for Environmental Policy at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

Bicentennial Series: New Questions for an Old Planet

For the past 200 years, Academy scientists have worked to solve many of nature’s great mysteries. As we enter our third century, we face new questions about how human behavior impacts the Earth and its natural systems. Expert panelists and distinguished speakers will explore these questions at our bicentennial series, “New Questions for an Old Planet.” We will inquire about climate change, energy, and population; food and public health; water; and green building, urban design, and the built environment. Join us this year to learn how you can make a difference!

The Academy’s Town Square Series runs through June 2013 and is open to the public. “New Questions for an Old Planet” is sponsored by the Academy and our partners at Drexel University.

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