Patrick Starr: Philadelphia's Delaware River: Renewing Connections to a National Treasure
City and Regional Planning Fall 2010 Colloquium
Patrick Starr is senior vice president and leader of the southeast regional office for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Major projects under Starr’s direction include the Tidal Delaware Initiative (ecological restoration and recreation), building the East Coast Greenway (a three county, 70 mile multi-purpose trail), Urban Stormwater Management (Best Management Practice implementation and regulatory compliance), and Philadelphia Sustainability (green infrastructure, riverfronts, and transit-oriented development). Related to his work, he serves on numerous task forces and boards including Mayor Nutter’s Sustainability Advisory Board, Delaware River City Corporation, the Central Delaware Advocacy Group, GreenSpace Alliance, and the TTF Watershed Partnership. In years past, he co-founded the Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance, chaired the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s Regional Citizens committee, and served on the board of the Schuylkill River Development Council.
Prior to joining the Council, he was public affairs director for the Philadelphia Department of Streets, and director of civic issues for the Foundation for Architecture.