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John Federico, PE, PP, AICP
Project Manager, Planning Department
BS, Civil Engineering, Villanova University, MS, Community & Regional Planning, Temple University

Urban’s John Federico, PE, PP, AICP, understands first-hand the impact that his projects can have on giving a community a sense of place. Working with the Center City District, John is managing the design of pedestrian-scale lighting for almost a dozen blocks throughout Center City. The attractive new fixtures will provide greater illumination to a currently under-lit streetscape. Two of these blocks are located within minutes of John’s home in the Washington Square West neighborhood. 


Attracted by its livability, diverse community, and the short walk to Urban’s office, John’s move to the Washington Square West neighborhood five years ago was “one of his best decisions.” The lighting project will be important in the continued emergence of what he says is “among the most vibrant urban neighborhoods in America.” In addition to his professional involvement with this community, John is an active member of the Washington Square West Civic Association. This meaningful engagement, at all levels, differentiates John and gives him a unique advantage in relating to his clients.