Sam Sherman on Philadelphia's Revival and CNU XV
In this audio broadcast recorded in Chicago, CNU XV local host committee co-chair Sam Sherman says the annual Congress is coming to Philadelphia at a remarkable time. After 50 years of suffering serious effects of deindustrialization, Philadelphia is making a strong comeback. For the first time in decades, Philadelphia is expected in 2007 to have more housing starts than its surrounding suburban counties. And with housing starts and prices going up in the city despite an overall downturn, Sherman reports, "A lot of suburban developers that thought I was crazy five years ago when I walked away from the sprawl development model are now calling me, asking me, “Is there any land available?” In detailing a strong lineup of plenary speakers and other aspects of a strong CNU XV program, Sherman says, "Philadelphia has reached a tipping point where CNU can really make an impact on our city."