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City's revival strategy must shift - to new millennial residents
Posted on Fri, Nov 01, 2013
In 1993, when Philadelphia's downtown was hitting bottom, Ed Rendell launched a visionary revival strategy disguised as an arts initiative. First, create a Philadelphia version of Broadway by clustering cultural venues on South Broad Street. Then, pray that suburbanites and tourists would feel safe enough to venture there after dark and drop a wad on dinner and show tickets.
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