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Join us for the Vernacular Architecture Forum’s 40th Annual Conference in the City of Brotherly Love! Come explore the successive and overlapping built peripheries of Philadelphia’s core, from the early 18th century to the present. Through a study of neighborhoods around the city center, we take conference-goers on a journey along the arteries and into the formerly peripheral urban zones that are now incorporated into, and transformed by, surrounding urban fabric. Conference tours investigate the blurred divisions between city and countryside, commercial and residential, and rich and poor neighborhoods–over landscapes shaped by rivers, roads, railways, and interstate highways.

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