General Management Plan for Independence National Historic Park
Partner and funded by: U.S. National Park Service
In Fall 1994 PSRG used REAP methods to report on park-community relationships at Independence National Historic Park in Philadelphia. PSRG again used street interviews, focus groups, transect walks, and community meetings to explore the various cultural associatons between the national parks and certain cultural groups, focusing on specific neighborhoods in the vicinity of the park such as Society Hill, Chinatown, and South Philadelphia. The REAP was done in support of a new General Management Plan involving major changes to the park, now underway, which include moving the Liberty Bell from its pavilion facing Independence Hall to a new site.