June 6 – Planning Professionals Happy Hour Event

Happy hour for Planners and related professions: engineers, transit professionals, architects, designers…all are welcome. Happy hour and networking at La Peg followed by short discussion led by Christopher Puchalsky of the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (oTIS) and Chris Dougherty of the Delaware River Waterfront Coalition (DRWC) at Cherry St. Pier.

Details: Happy hour at La Peg can only be applied to items ordered inside, which can be carried outside. Food and beverage also available from food carts outside.

Rain Date: 6/13/19

La Peg
June 6th, 5:30
Talks on Cherry St Pier at 6:15 with OTIS and DRWC
Speaker Bios: 

Chris M. Puchalsky, PhD: oTIS

Director of Policy & Strategic Initiatives Chris is a nationally recognized transportation expert with a passion for livable cities. He has Bachelor‘s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University, as well as a Ph.D. in Urban Transportation Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

His professional experience includes three years designing engines for the Ford Motor Company, working as a transportation consultant both in the United States and abroad, teaching and advising as an adjunct at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Waterloo, and, most recently, serving the greater Philadelphia region as Director of Transportation Planning at Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC).

Chris sits on advisory panels for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP), and National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), and he has produced numerous conference presentation and papers. While not at work, he spends his free time traveling, making furniture, and building transformative communities.

Chris Dougherty: DRWC

A Planner/Project Manager at Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Chris manages design and construction of high quality park and public infrastructure projects to connect Philadelphians to unique experiences on the Delaware River.  Before joining DRWI, he worked as a capital projects manager for Fairmount Park Conservancy, where he directed design development and implementation of the Centennial Commons, a unique reinvestment in West Fairmount Park, site of the Centennial Exhibition of 1876.

Chris also worked for over 5 years for Philadelphia Parks and Rec, where he coordinated a network of city, state and Federal government entities with city departments and non-profit development corporations. He also focused on acquisition and recycling of environmentally-compromised brownfield lands, coastal ecological restoration and the design of trails, transportation facilities and stormwater management systems. 

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