Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Twenty-First Century

Barbie doll from Republican National Convention.Collector’s item from the Republican National Convention held in Philadelphia in 2000: an African American Barbie doll dressed as a delegate. (Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent, gift of the Republican National Committee, 2000, Photograph by Sara Hawken)

While investing in new attractions and services for tourism and redeveloping sites such as the Philadelphia Navy Yard for new purposes, the Philadelphia region also re-emerged as an immigration gateway for newcomers from South and Central America, Asia, and Africa. In 2008, the city of Philadelphia gained population for the first time since the 1950s. Building upon more than three centuries of past experience, Greater Philadelphia is charting its path toward the future.

Topics: Twenty-First Century

Gallery: Twenty-First Century

Timeline: Twenty-First Century

Map: Twenty-First Century

[google-map-sc width = 630 height = 630 zoom= 13 cat = 21]

Share This Page: