Authors and urban observers Nathaniel Popkin and Peter Woodall, creators of Hidden City, discuss Philadelphia and its myriad communities at a presentation at Temple University. Their work explores a number of places that have almost disappeared―from workshops and factories to sporting clubs and societies, synagogues, churches, theaters, and railroad lines—and the neighborhoods connected to those places. They connect Philadelphia’s idiosyncratic history, culture, and people to develop an alternative theory of American urbanism, and place the city in American urban history. “In Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City,” published by Temple University Press, Popkin and Woodall uncover the contemporary essence of one of America’s oldest cities.
Watch this presentation on TUTV this Wednesday, March 21 at 4:30 p.m.