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Jan. 7, 2021

The Musical Innertube - Volume 2, Number 23 - Inga Saffron

What can a city's architecture tell us about its health and growth? The Philadelphia Inquirer's Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Inga Saffron talks about her city and trends in general.


What can a city's architecture tell us about its health and growth? John and Don find out by talking with the Philadelphia Inquirer's Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Inga Saffron, who talks about her city and trends in general.

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Inga Saffron

Inga Saffron is an American journalist and architecture critic. She joined the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper in 1985 as a suburban reporter. She spent five years in Eastern Europe as a correspondent for the Inquirer. Since becoming The Philadelphia Inquirer's resident architecture critic in 1999, Saffron has won many awards for her insightful and pointed critiques of architecture, planning, and urbanism in her city. Saffron won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2014 after receiving nominations for the prize in 2004, 2008, and 2009. She is also the 2010 recipient of the Gene Burd Urban Journalism Award. Saffron was one of two architecture critics to be honored with the 2018 Vincent Scully Prize, awarded by the National Building Museum; her fellow honoree was Robert Campbell, who is architecture critic of The Boston Globe. She was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 2012.