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Buffalo in Philadelphia

Save the Date - Buffalo in Philadelphia, March 19
Alan Greenberger

Alan Greenberger, Philadelphia's Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Director of Commerce, will speak at the Buffalo in Philadelphia event on March 19.

Please join Dean Robert Shibley and the School of Architecture and Planning for our first Buffalo in Philadelphia alumni event. Network with fellow alumni and enjoy a keynote speech by Alan Greenberger, Philadelphia's Deputy Mayor of Economic Development and Director of Commerce.

March 19th

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Center for Architecture

1218 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

RSVP today (registration deadline is March 5)

Contact us with any questions at or (716) 829-3793


5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Networking with wine and hors d'oeuvres

6:30 p.m. Opening remarks with Dean Robert G. Shibley and our Buffalo in Philadelphia alumni ambassadors, Kelly Ganczarz and Gary Jastrzab

7 p.m. Keynote address: Alan Greenberger, Philadelphia’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Director of Commerce

7:45 p.m. Audience discussion

8:30 p.m. Closing remarks


As Philadelphia’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Director of Commerce since 2008, Alan Greenberger, FAIA, oversees the integration of long-range strategic planning with implementation of both business and real estate development goals. An architect and planner with over 34 years of experience in private practice, Greenberger is also chairman of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. Under his leadership, the city has rewritten the Philadelphia Zoning Code and initiated a five-year comprehensive planning effort. Both initiatives are the first of their kind for the city in over 50 years. Along with the newly formed Citizens Planning Institute, these three initiatives form the basis of Philadelphia’s Integrated Planning and Zoning Process and the reinstitution of an open, transparent and predictable development process. Philadelphia has been nationally recognized for this work, receiving the 2013 American Planning Association’s National Award for City Planning. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission was awarded the APA’s 2013 National Planning Excellence Award for a Best Practice.

Read about our Buffalo in New York event, held last May in New York City.