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Philadelphia Chapter Event: Inga Saffron: Journalist and Architecture Critic

Monday, June 22, 2020
6:00 - 7:30PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 19, 2020
Contact: Jean Brubaker

Inga Saffron writes for The Philadelphia Inquirer, which she joined in 1985 as a suburban reporter. Saffron started her “Changing Skyline” column for the Inquirer and became resident architecture critic in 1999. She has won many awards for her insightful and pointed critiques of architecture, planning and urbanism in her city and won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2014.

Through the miracle of Zoom, TTN welcomes Ms. Saffron as she discusses her career and newly released book, Becoming Philadelphia: How an Old American City Made Itself New Again which chronicles how Philadelphia, was once dismissed as a rusting industrial “has-been” and how it has enjoyed an astonishing comeback in the 21st century.

Over the past two decades, Inga Saffron has served as the premier chronicler of the city’s physical transformation as it emerged from a half-century of decline. Through her Pulitzer Prize-winning columns on architecture and urbanism in the Philadelphia Inquirer, she has tackled the city’s revival on a weekly basis.

NOTE:  Information regarding the connection to this Zoom lecture will be emailed to all those who have registered, 24 hours in advance.

Material from, 13:59:49 January 18, 2021.
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