Participants

As a matter of record, the following list of organizations and people were instrumental in developing, maintaining, upgrading, and improving the Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project. We thank them all for their contributions.


Participating Organizations

Temple University

Temple University, of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, is a comprehensive public research university with more than 37,000 students. Temple is one of Pennsylvania's three public research universities. A more extensive description is available at the University’s website, www.temple.edu. In 1965, by the Act of the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Temple University became a state-related institution in the Commonwealth System of Higher Education.

William Penn Foundation

The William Penn Foundation, founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that foster rich cultural expression, strengthen children’s futures, and deepen connections to nature and community. The initial investment in this effort was provided by the Foundation. In partnership with others, the Foundation works to advance a vital, just, and caring community. Learn more about the Foundation online at www.williampennfoundation.org.

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MPIP Project Staff and Partners

Carolyn Adams has been a member of Temple University’s faculty for over 30 years, teaching courses in urban development, city problems, and government policies to address them. Temple University Department of Geography and Urban Studies; carolyn.adams@temple.edu

David Bartelt is Professor Emeritus of Geography and Urban Studies, with a research focus on housing and community development. Temple University Department of Geography and Urban Studies, dbartelt@temple.edu

David Elesh is a member of the faculty in the Department of Sociology and former Director of the Social Science Data Library. An urban sociologist, he focuses on issues of social inequality-principally those arising from industrial change. delesh@temple.edu

Jason Martin was a research assistant at MPIP. His primary areas of study are urban sociology, the sociology of organizations, and the sociology of race. and the role of arts and culture organizations in metropolitan areas; jasonmar@temple.edu

Mark Mattson taught cartography at Temple University. His expertise lies in geovisualization—the process of converting digital and analogue information into user-friendly products and documents across a variety of media; mark@cartonova.com

Joseph P. McLaughlin, Jr., is assistant dean for external and governmental affairs at Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts and Director of the Center on Regional Politics; Temple University College of Liberal Arts; jmclau@temple.edu

Michelle Schmitt was the project coordinator at MPIP. Prior to joining the team, she worked as the manager of research and analysis at the Center City District and at the City of Philadelphia's Mapping Unit in the Department of Records.

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Project Advisory Committee

MPIP was assisted by an advisory committee that had a variety of community and policy interests. Over the years its member included the following members:

C. Sean Closkey, President, TRF Development Partners, The Reinvestment Fund

Carol Collier, Executive Director (former), Delaware River Basin Commission

Rob Ford, Township Manager, Towamencin Township

Professor Howard Gillette, Jr., Rutgers University Dept. of History, Emeritus

Professor Joseph Gyourko, University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Real Estate

Representative Kate Harper, Pennsylvania General Assembly

Elizabeth Hersh, Executive Director, Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

Professor Robert Inman, University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Finance

Lynne Kotranski, Vice President (former), Philadelphia Health Management Corp.

Harriet Newburger, Community Development Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Jeremy Nowak, President (former), The Reinvestment Fund

Brian O'Leary, Chief of County Planning, Montgomery County Planning Commission

Professor Keith Reeves, Swarthmore College Political Science Department

Rick Sauer, Executive Director, Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations

Richard Voith, Senior Vice President and Principal, Econsult Corp.

Steve Wray, Executive Director, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia


Advisors on Community Classification

Rob Ford, Towamencin Township

Edward Fox, Camden County Improvement Authority

William Fulton, Chester County Planning Commission

Linda Fulginiti Hill, Delaware County Office of Housing & Community Development

Robert Keough, Bucks County Planning Commission

Brian O’Leary, Montgomery County Planning Commission

Charles Romick, Gloucester County Dept. of Public Works

Mark Remsa, Burlington County Dept. of Economic Development & Regional Planning

Ronald Rukenstein, Salem County Planning Board


Advisory Panels on Environment and Transportation

C. Sean Closkey, President, TRF Development Partners, The Reinvestment Fund

Carol Collier, Executive Director (former), Delaware River Basin Commission

Theodore Crone, Vice Pres. and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (retired)

Rob Ford, Manager, Towamencin Township

Professor Howard Gillette, Jr., Rutgers University Dept. of History, Emeritus

Professor Joseph Gyourko, University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Real Estate

Representative Kate Harper, Pennsylvania General Assembly

Elizabeth Hersh, Executive Director,Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

Professor Robert Inman, University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Finance

Lynne Kotranski, Vice President (former), Philadelphia Health Management Corp.

Brett Mandel, Executive Director, Philadelphia Forward

Janet Milkman, President and Executive Director (former), 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania

Professor Harriet Newburger, Community Development Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Jeremy Nowak, President (former) The Reinvestment Fund

Brian O'Leary, Chief of County Planning, Montgomery County Planning Commission

Professor Keith Reeves, Swarthmore College Political Science Department

Rick Sauer, Executive Director, Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations

Richard Voith, Senior Vice President and Principal, Econsult Corp.

Steve Wray, Executive Director, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

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