Penn Institute for Urban Research to Host Panel on What Gaming Could Mean for Philadelphia

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 7, 2005

WHAT: A panel discussion titled "The Casinos Are Coming: What Gaming Will Mean for Philadelphia" will be held as part of a continuing Public Interest Series, sponsored by the Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania.

WHO: Panelists will be:

  • Bernard E. Anderson, professor at Penn's Wharton School and co-chair of the Philadelphia Gaming Advisory Task Force
  • Paul Levy, executive director of the Center City District and co-chair of the Philadelphia Gaming Advisory Task Force
  • Sandra Dungee Glenn, president of American Cities Foundation and co-chair of the Philadelphia Gaming Advisory Task Force (invited)
  • Moderator: Eugenie L. Birch, chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning of Penn School of Design and co-chair of Penn IUR.

WHEN: 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8

WHERE: Meyerson Hall, Room B-1, on the Penn campus, 210 S. 34th St., Philadelphia

This panel will address the recently released report by the Philadelphia Gaming Advisory Task Force on the social and economic impact gaming will have on Philadelphia.

Additional information about this report is available at http://ework.phila.gov/philagov/news/prelease.asp?id=206.