This lecture series aims to highlight Jeremy Nowak’s enduring work to integrate public, private, and non-profit expertise to achieve collective urban prosperity, giving students and professionals the opportunity to hear from experts on topics that manifest the connections between the academic and the applied aspects of urban development.
Second Nowak Memorial Lecture
Can the New Localism Advance Shared Prosperity?
The second memorial lecture was held January 31, 2020 and featured Anne Fadullon, Director, Department of Planning and Development, City of Philadelphia; Ira Goldstein, President of Policy Solutions, Reinvestment Fund; Bruce Katz, Co-Founder and Director, Nowak Metro Finance Lab; Brian Murray, Co-Founder and Principal, Shift Capital; and Rob Stephany, Director, Community and Economic Development, Heinz Endowments.
First Nowak Memorial Lecture
The Citizen and the City: Creative Urban Solutions for All
On October 3, 2018 Reinvestment Fund and Penn IUR hosted the first memorial lecture for path-breaking social innovator Jeremy Nowak. The event was a reflection and conversation about Nowak’s enduring work and featured Patricia Smith, President and CEO, The Funders’ Network, Ira Goldstein, President of Policy Solutions, Reinvestment Fund, and Governor Edward Rendell.