Monday, September 23, 2013

Meet Fast Forward Presenter >> Danielle DiLeo Kim

What is your Big Idea for Philadelphia?
Rocky Revisited: Can-do atty-tude

It is evident from the do-it-yourself movement happening in cities today that social and environmental change is happening from folks on the ground. It is no different in Philadelphia, and I believe what is next for Philadelphia will be an expanded movement of engaged citizens committed to building community. This inspirational talk will illustrate through successful community-building examples and initiatives how every day Philadelphians can adopt the “can-do atty-tude” and training program of our own legend, Rocky Balboa, to make a difference in their neighborhoods.


Danielle DiLeo Kim is cofounder of Locus Partners, an urban design firm, and has 16 years’ experience practicing architecture and urban design in both the private and public sectors. She has managed citywide physical development plans for the City of Philadelphia and excels at coordinating multidisciplinary teams through planning and design phases, community outreach processes, and the implementation of long-range plans. Before forming Locus Partners, Danielle was an Associate with MGA Partners where she led the realization of master plans and buildings for institutional and nonprofit clients. Danielle has a master of architecture in urban design from Harvard University and a bachelor of architecture from Virginia Tech. Danielle is deeply involved in Philadelphia community initiatives, since she loves to “get things done,” and is currently co-chair of the AIA’s Urban Design Committee and Board President of Clementine Montessori. She was awarded AIA Philadelphia’s Young Architect Award in 2012.

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