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    • Coalition for Affordable Communities calling for anti-speculation tax

Advocates for affordable communities call for anti-speculation tax

Are there ways to capture the rising tide that comes with new development while making sure it lifts more boats in the places changing most? Can the city do more to…

    • pop up pools

March 31: Bike share launch | Pop-up pools | Betting on South Street's future | Parkway bike lanes back

Bike share officially launches on April 23rd. You can sign up for a membership now online, and you can even pay cash at 7/11 or Family Dollar. Taylor Farnsworth wants…

    • The Taino Gardens, located on 6th and Dauphin streets, are rental developments as part of APM's developments.

Council to hold hearings on housing affordability in Philadelphia

Low-income households make up a full three quarters of Philadelphia’s population of renters, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. That statistic comes from a study on the affordability and…

    • Sherrie Cohen

March 30: Cohen gets Dems' nod | Shared vehicles and parking | DN slams UEDs

Sherrie Cohen is getting the backing of the city Democratic Party for Jim Kenney's vacated At-Large Council seat. PennDOT is temporarily removing the bike lanes from the Ben Franklin parkway. GroJLart…

    • H+T Index

Why affordable housing also needs affordable transportation

Last week we looked at how cities' choices about the allocation of street space can have an impact on equity. Another area of interest worth exploring in that realm is the…

    • Anthony Williams

Q&A: Tony Williams on gentrification, consensus-building, transportation infrastructure, and more

Last week, PlanPhilly sat down with State Senator Anthony Williams, one of six candidates campaigning to be the city’s next mayor. Over a 30-minute lunch in Center City, Williams talked about…

    • Rina Cutler

Rina Cutler departing Nutter administration for senior job at Amtrak

Mayor Michael Nutter announced Friday afternoon that his Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities, Rina Cutler, will be leaving to take a senior position at Amtrak.  Cutler will become the Senior…

    • SEPTA's new Silverliner V cars helped boost on-time performance

SEPTA announces 2016 capital budget proposal

SEPTA quietly rebranded its capital infrastructure initiative a few months ago, replacing “Catching Up” to “Rebuilding for the Future.” The move reflected the agency’s newfound optimism following the passage of…

    • Rendering of Navy Yard from Delaware River

PIDC charts a course for BSL extension to Navy Yard

The Navy Yard is an island. Sunlight glistens off the waters along its eastern, southern and western shores. And to its north lies a sea of asphalt and steel, where I-95…

    • Jim Kenney at Wash Cycle Laundry

How bicycle delivery keeps Wash Cycle Laundry's prices competitive

Philadelphia's bicycle-powered Wash Cycle Laundry service has been growing rapidly the past few years, expanding service locally as well as in Washington, DC and Austin, TX, and their combination of business…

    • Urban Experiential Display - Screenshot from promotional video | Catalyst Outdoor

City Council approves 3-D billboards in Center City

Philadelphia City Council voted on Thursday to approve legislation that would allow two animated, digital, three-dimensional billboards to be placed at key corners in Center City. Under the legislation, which was…

    • 721 Chestnut Street / Ben Leech

The quest to designate Chestnut Street "commercial architecture"

Update: The Designation Committee recommended approval for all of PAGP's nominations, including the 700 block of Chestnut St parcels; the Carnegie Branch Libraries at 3948-50 Walnut St., 8711 Germantown Ave. and 601 W. Lehigh Ave. 365 Green Lane,…

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