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Join us on Monday, February 26, 2024, and hear from the recipients of the Witte-Sakamoto Family Prize and Medal in City and Regional Planning. 

The 2023 Weitzman School Awards: Philadelphia will take place as two separate lectures, on Monday, February 26, 2024, and Monday, March 18, 2024, celebrating this year’s awardees in City Planning and Architecture. These complementary events will be held at the Kleinman Energy Forum in the Fisher Fine Arts Library on Penn’s campus from 6:00-7:30 PM, followed by a reception. 

Monday, February 26, 2024 

2023 Witte Sakamoto Family Medalist 

Reimagine Middle Branch Plan 

Featuring Field Operations 

6:00 – 7:30 PM 

Kleinman Energy Forum 


About Reimagine Middle Branch: 

Reimagine Middle Branch is a community-driven initiative to reconnect South Baltimore with a system of world-class parks, trails, programs, and economic development plans along 11 miles of the Middle Branch shoreline on the Patapsco River.  

While the Plan outlines a visionary physical transformation of the Middle Branch, it is also meant to catalyze the intangible transformation of place for one that is equitable and inclusive. To that end, the Plan recommends a series of capital improvements along with public programs, partnerships, policies, job opportunities, and equitable economic development initiatives. As a result, this Plan is fundamentally about environmental and social justice, resilience, and health.  

Reimagine Middle Branch is led by the City of Baltimore, South Baltimore Gateway Partnership, and Parks & People Foundation, working alongside a team of expert consultants, stakeholders, and Baltimoreans.   

The award will be received by Field Operations, who acted as the lead planner and worked closely with a large multi-disciplinary team of collaborators on the project.

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