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Selling the City

Joel Mathis over at PhillyMag ponders whether corporate sponsorship of Philadelphia's public space and amenities is the price we must pay in order to "have nice things" here in the city. Citing SEPTA's station naming rights deals and Dilworth Park's upcoming catalog of corporate sponsored events on City Hall's "front porch", Mathis explains "We need places in our public life, I think, whose very names are not sales pitches." What do you think - should Philly continue to sell the city's public spaces for sponsored public amenities? [PhillyMag]