Jason Duckworth is the President of Arcadia Land Company.
Jason has received widespread recognition as a progressive developer and advocate of smart growth in the Philadelphia region. Under Jason’s leadership, Arcadia has pursued a strategy of infill redevelopment in walkable places such as Media, Narberth, Hatboro, and Doylestown. For years, Jason has advised Seaside developer, Robert S. Davis, and has consulted to property owners and municipalities throughout the United States on smart growth.
Jason’s work on the New Daleville traditional neighborhood was the subject of author Witold Rybczynski’s 2007 book, Last Harvest. More recently, Jason was featured in Leigh Gallagher’s 2013 book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving.
Outside of Arcadia, Jason is a trustee of Natural Lands, the Philadelphia region’s largest land conservancy, where he chairs the conservation programs committee. Jason is also the chair of Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia, an educational enrichment program for Philadelphia middle school students. Previously, Jason served as co-chair of the property committee of Overbrook Presbyterian Church, member of the advisory board for the Ed Bacon Foundation, and as vice-chair of the national ULI Residential Neighborhood Development Council. In 2007, Jason co-chaired CNU XV, the national gathering of the Congress for the New Urbanism held in Philadelphia. A frequent speaker on smart growth and housing markets, Jason volunteers his time to progressive land use organizations throughout the Philadelphia region.
Prior to Arcadia, Jason worked in private equity with Crosslink Capital in San Francisco and in management consulting with McKinsey & Company in New York. He has an AB in Urban Studies (Summa cum laude) from Princeton University from which he was awarded the Daniel M. Sachs graduating scholarship. He also earned an M.Litt. in geography from the University of Oxford, England. During his studies at Oxford, Jason was a university instructor of economic geography to undergraduates.
Jason resides in Center City Philadelphia with his wife, Angela, and daughters, Amanda and Lucy.Contact Jason