Ariel Diliberto grew up in the Greater Philadelphia Area and received her BA in Urban Ecology at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY) in 2011. She’s interested in using environmental justice as a pathway for social and economic justice in the city. She has interned with the atelier d’architecture autogérée (Studio for Self-Managed Architecture) in Paris, the Plant Biology program at University of Texas-Austin, and the NYC Department of Design and Construction. Ariel currently works for the New Kensington Community Development Corporation as Sustainable 19125 Project Coordinator.
The last major open air creek without surrounding green space in the city, the Frankford Creek is poised to be lined by a trail and park connecting the Tacony Creek Park, now under construction, and the Delaware River. A feasibility study for the project will begin in 2013 > more
Ariel Diliberto visits the garden and greenhouse of Manny Rivera, fervent nexus of evolving vacant land policy, immigrant culture, and urban farming, to ask what will become of such personal--and monumental--efforts when city laws change? > more
Urban agriculture needs to be tied to broader strategies of economic development, says Ariel Diliberto in her review of the film "Urban Roots" > more
With a hotel, theater, market, and new shops and restaurants coming, are the days of drag racing and short dumping over? We survey the scene and talk to some of the developers and observers close to the action > more
Exploring the shopping center architecture of Vietnamese Washington Avenue > more