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 an advisory board member of Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia, an educational enrichment program for Philadelphia middle school students. Jason received the 2021 Maguire Award from the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for his years of advocacy of road safety legislation in Pennsylvania. 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.
Jason resides in Center City Philadelphia with his wife, Angela, and daughters, Amanda and Lucy.Contact Jason