This symposium, cosponsored with the Committee of 100 on the Federal City, will examine other cities? experiences with a planning commission and
suggest how such an independent body could help D.C. align the expenditure of public funds with planning visions and economic development
Symposium moderator Gary Hack, dean of the Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, will discuss the utility of planning
commissions, with a focus on Philadelphia where he chaired such a group.The panel will include Christopher Ronayne, chief of staff to the
Mayor of Cleveland and former planning director in that city; Linda Cropp, chair of the DC City Council; Patricia E. Gallagher, AICP, executive
director of the National Capital Planning Commission; and Ellen McCarthy, director of the D.C. Office of Planning.
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