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Rob Armstrong

Rob Armstrong is the Preservation and Capital Projects Manager for Philadelphia Parks & Recreation where he works on projects related to the city-wide trail network, historic preservation and other park improvements. He earned his Ph.D. from Lehigh University in American History, investigating the history and development of Philadelphia's Park system and urban open space in Philadelphia. In his free time, he enjoys bicycling, music, reading, movies, homebrewing and rooting for the Phils.

Lincoln On Celluloid, Lincoln In Bronze

Lincoln On Celluloid, Lincoln In Bronze

February 22, 2013  |  Vantage

The Oscars has us thinking Emancipation Proclamation--and Philadelphia's two monuments to Lincoln's act of hope and courage > more

There Was No End To The Music

There Was No End To The Music

February 8, 2013  |  Vantage

How do we remember and preserve the legacy of John Coltrane and what was, in the 1940s-1960s, one of the top jazz communities in the world? Rob Armstrong helps us launch the discussion with this first in a series of articles we're producing with the website All About Jazz--a portrait of Coltrane immersed in his city > more

Always A Philadelphian

Always A Philadelphian

February 1, 2012  |  Vantage

John Coltrane came of age, learned from the masters, and became a legend living in Philadelphia--now preservationists are working to save Trane’s Strawberry Mansion home > more

Resurrect Philadelphia

Resurrect Philadelphia

October 24, 2011  |  Vantage

Dread and the particular Philadelphia ennui of Toynbee Tiles > more

Activate!

Activate!

September 13, 2011  |  Vantage

How Active Transportation is re-engineering the city and region > more