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Ariel Diliberto

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.

Where There's A Will, There's A Greenway

Where There’s A Will, There’s A Greenway

August 16, 2012  |  News

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

A (Grapefruit) Tree Grows In Kensington

A (Grapefruit) Tree Grows In Kensington

May 18, 2012  |  Vantage

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

Getting to the Root of the Problem

Getting to the Root of the Problem

February 9, 2012  |  Vantage

Urban agriculture needs to be tied to broader strategies of economic development, says Ariel Diliberto in her review of the film "Urban Roots" > more

Frankford Avenue Drawing More Than A Dozen New Projects

Frankford Avenue Drawing More Than A Dozen New Projects

January 26, 2012  |  News

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

In South Philly, Subtly Staking Territory

In South Philly, Subtly Staking Territory

December 14, 2011  |  Vantage

Exploring the shopping center architecture of Vietnamese Washington Avenue > more