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Inquirer: Cronkite lends name to effort to save SS United States

Inquirer: Cronkite lends name to effort to save SS United States


Staff writer Sam Wood reports that lengendary boradcaster Walter Cronkite is supporting the effort to preserve the SS United States ocean liner currently parked on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia by accepting the post of honorary chairman of the SS United States Conservancy

As PlanPhilly previously reported, the ship has been put up for sale by its owner, Norweigan Cruise Lines, though many believe it would just be sold for scrap and would like to see it preserved and reused.  

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Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.



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