PlanPhilly Tracking Philadelphia Zoning and Development Review News Tracking Philadelphia Zoning and Development Review News is the website of the When We Fix It Coalition, organized to reform Philadelphia’s outdated zoning code and cumbersome development approval process. The work of the Zoning Code Commission to update city zoning laws and streamline development review is well underway, but getting a smart new code enacted is a big challenge.

The purpose of is to watchdog the zoning reform and development review process in the city. The new website is designed to be the go-to place for critical updates, opinions and research, and to follow any legislation that impacts building as it progresses through City Council.

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Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.

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