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Rachel Yoka, DVSGA Board Member 
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When

Wednesday October 9, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

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Paradiso 
1627 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
 

 
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Is it “The End of the Suburbs?”

A book event with author Leigh Gallagher & Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 5:00 to 7:30 pm

 Paradiso, 1627 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148

1 AICP CEU Pending



The American Dream of homeownership was equated with an ideal of suburban living: single-family detached home, two cars in the driveway, multiple children attending strong public schools. 

But as the nation emerges from the housing bust and Millennials defer marriage, homeownership, and children, the singular suburban American Dream may be giving way to a more heterogeneous vision.  Join Fortune Magazine editor, Leigh Gallagher, and the Inquirer’s Award Winning Architecture Critic, Inga Saffron, for a conversation about Leigh’s new book, The End of the Suburbs.

SCHEDULE

5:00 pm

Registration / cocktails & appetizers / networking

5:30 pm

Presentation and discussion

6:30 pm

Wrap Up / cocktails & appetizers / networking

7:00 pm

Walking Tour of the Avenue

COST

$30 per attendee in advance, $40 at the door/walk-in registration. Advance registration closes October 7, 2013.

Includes an open bar featuring craft beers, wine, and signature cocktail - the Suburban Sprawl.

It is strongly recommended that if you choose to linger on the Avenue and have dinner that you make reservations in advance at one of the suggested restaurants. Each one is offering special discounts for those who attend the event. Simply present your program when you enter the restaurant.

NOORD, offering a three course prix fix menu for $40: http://www.noordphilly.com

Paradiso, offering a three course prix fix menu for $35: http://paradisophilly.com

Will BYOB, offering a four course Chef's Tasting menu for $40: http://www.willbyob.com

Stateside, offering 10% off the total bill: http://statesidephilly.com

FOND, offering a three course prix fix menu for $40: http://fondphilly.com

Le Virtu, offering 20% the total bill: http://www.levirtu.com

Izumi, offering a three course omakasa platter (sushi & sashimi) plus dessert for $30: http://www.yelp.com/biz/izumi-philadelphia

Attendees must present the program from the event to receive the discounted menu. You are advised to make advanced reservations at the restaurant of your choice.

Valet parking provided by PARKOPS for an $8 flat rate with a valet station directly across the street from Paradiso. 

SPEAKERS

Leigh Gallagher, Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune

Leigh Gallagher is an Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune magazine, where she edits feature stories on a variety of subjects and oversees Fortune franchises including the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and the “40 Under 40 rankings. She is also a co-chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, speaks regularly at Fortune and other business and economics conferences, and is a seasoned business news commentator, appearing regularly on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, CNBC’s Squawk Box, CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, public radio’s Marketplace and a wide variety of other programs. She is also a cochair of the Fortune U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership and a visiting scholar for the Business and Economic Reporting program at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.

Before joining Fortune in 2007, Leigh was a senior editor at SmartMoney magazine and a reporter and writer for Forbes. Originally from Media, Pennsylvania, Leigh is a graduate of Cornell University and lives in New York. The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving is her first book.

Inga Saffron, Architecture Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer

Inga Saffron writes about architecture, design and planning issues for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her popular column, “Changing Skyline” has been appearing on Fridays in the paper’s Home & Design section since 1999.  In 2012, she completed a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times, in 2004, 2008, and 2009, and in 2010 received the Gene Burd Urban Journalism Award. 

Pushing beyond the usual boundaries of architectural criticism, her columns focus on the buildings and public spaces that Philadelphians encounter in their daily lives. In her criticism, Saffron also applies a reporter's skills and sensibility to explore the variety of forces - political, financial, cultural - that shape the city. Her columns on waterfront development, zoning and parking issues have led to significant changes in city policy.

Before assuming her current position, Saffron spent five years as a correspondent in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union for The Inquirer. She covered wars in the former Yugoslavia and in Chechnya, and witnessed the destruction of Sarajevo and Grozny. It was in part because of those experiences that she became interested in the fate of cities and began writing about architecture.

Saffron began her journalism career as a magazine writer in Ireland and worked for the Courier-News in Plainfield, N.J., before joining The Inquirer in 1985 as a suburban reporter. She is the author of “Caviar: The Strange History and Uncertain Future of the World’s Most Coveted Delicacy,” published by Broadway Books in 2002. She lives with her family in Philadelphia.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Visionary Sponsor ($2,500 – limited to three sponsors)

•           Largest, most prominent logo on all materials, hotlink on website and in DVSGA presentations

•           Media visibility through listing in all news releases and newsletters

•           Logo/company name on invitations and signage for annual forums

•           Five (5) complimentary registrations to forum

•           Opportunity to distribute corporate/organizational materials at annual forums

•           Opportunity to introduce moderator or panel at annual forum

•           Sponsor Acknowledgement from podium at annual forum

•           Full page advertisement in event program

•           Multiple positions to participate in chosen caucus group

•           Recognition as Visionary Sponsor with logo and link to website in email newsletters

•           Attendee list with contact information of attendees at annual forums

Sustainable Sponsor ($1,000)

•           Medium  logo on website and in DVSGA presentations

•           Name on invitations and signage for annual forums

•           Three (3) complimentary registrations at annual forums

•           Opportunity to distribute corporate/organizational materials at annual forums

•           Sponsor Acknowledgement from podium at annual forum

•           Half page advertisement in event program

•           Participate in chosen caucus group

•           Recognition as Sustainable Sponsor with logo and link to website in email newsletters

Community Sponsor ($500)

•           Small logo on website and in DVSGA presentations

•           Logo in new E-brochure (to be released in 2011)

•           Name on invitations and signage for annual forums

•           Two (2) complimentary registrations at annual forums

•           Listing and logo in event program

•           Participate in chosen caucus group

•           Recognition as Community Sponsor with link to website in email newsletters

Member ($250 individuals and non-profit sponsors only)

•           Name on website

•           One (1) complimentary registration at annual forums

•           Sponsor Acknowledgement from podium at annual forum

•           Listing and logo in event program

•           Participate in chosen caucus group