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    • Citizens Planning Institute

Citizens Planning Institute is accepting applications for the Fall 2014 course series NOW until September 25.

Now in its fourth year, the Philadelphia CPI is the education and outreach arm of the City Planning Commission. Its mission is to empower citizens to take a more active role…

    • Warner Brothers presentation

Historical Commission approves Warner Bros. building redo; 205 Race St. construction and 801 Market signage

At its August meeting, the Philadelphia Historical Commission granted final approval for the construction of an addition on the former Warner Brothers Film Distribution Center building  at 228-38 N. 13th Street as…

    • Manayunk and Green Lane from Harry Olson trail

Contract awarded, construction on Manayunk Bridge Trail to start summer 2014

Lower Merion Township news release CONTACT: Thomas J. Walsh, Public Information Officer, (610) 645-6199 twalsh@lowermerion.org The much-anticipated contract to extend the Cynwyd Heritage Trail over the Manayunk Bridge was awarded this…

    • Lifelines

HUD names PennDesign/OLIN’S “Hunts Point | Lifelines” winner in Rebuild by Design competition

WASHINGTON, DC--The Hunts Point | Lifelines proposal has been selected as one of six competition winners for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rebuild By Design Competition. The…

    • New Waterfront Corporation Design Review Committee will evaluate development proposals for the Central Delaware

Tune in to Radio Times to hear about Center City's redevelopment boom

Hour 1 ­   Guests: Alan Greenberger, Kevin Gillen and Jared Brey   Center City Philadelphia is seeing a redevelopment boom.  But instead of fancy condos, investors are churning out rental…

    • Gothic detail atop the old West Philadelphia High School | PlanPhilly
    • The new skatepark is tucked under the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge

Grays Ferry Crescent Skate Park grows roots with help from FedEx, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Schuylkill River Development Corporation

Friday, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC) will lead a volunteer day featuring FedEx team members working to complete landscaping around the Grays Ferry Crescent Skate Park in preparation for the…

    • Gothic detail atop the old West Philadelphia High School | PlanPhilly

FORUMS POSTPONED: What is the future for Philly’s closed school buildings? An invitation to have input in the process

SCHOOL FORUMS FOR MAY 6 and MAY 12 HAVE BEEN POSTPONED   The Philadelphia School District will continue to repurpose closed buildings for new uses to prevent vacant, outdated buildings from…

    • Race Street Pier Credit: Matt Stanley

DRWC announces summer season on the Central Delaware Waterfront

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) announced the full 2014 season of events along the Central Delaware Waterfront. The summer season includes dozens of FREE events ranging from a weekly movie…

    • Spruce Street Harbor Park map

Spruce Street Harbor Park debuts this summer on the Delaware

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has announced the creation of the Spruce Street Harbor Park at the Penn’s Landing Marina.   This two-month summer program throughout July and August will bring…

    • Reinventing Older Communities

Federal Reserve 2014 Reinventing Older Communities Conference

From start to finish, this is one event you don’t want to miss. The Philadelphia Fed’s Reinventing Older Communities conference, Bridging Growth & Opportunity, will be held Monday, May 12,…

    • Parks Alliance photo collage

Take the Parks Alliance program survey

The Parks Alliance is excited to announce that, with support from the William Penn Foundation, we are researching park and public open space programming in Philadelphia and programming best practices from…

    • IYBI syudents Kerron Hayes and Cameron Perry

"If You Build It" tells a story about community design, learning by doing and youth engagement

"If You Build It" tells an engaging story that touches on community design, learning by doing and youth engagement through creative, meaningful work. The documentary, will be shown Sunday April 13, 1…

    • Reinventing Older Communities

Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity

Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity Monday, May 12, to Wednesday, May 14 Loews Philadelphia HotelRegistration Fee: $495; $395 staff of nonprofit organizations; $150 students From May 12–14, 2014,…

    • Bartram's Mile South | Andropogon

PCPC hears about Bartram's Mile

The Planning Commission Tuesday heard an information-only presentation on a key part of implementing Philadelphia2035,  a description of the first phase of the Bartam's Mile project, which will create new parks…

    • Planning Commission opposes bill changing Registered Community Organization requirements

Planning Commission executive director's report

Philadelphia City Planning Commission approval of minutes of Jan. 28, Feb. 18 and Feb. 28 meetings. Executive Director  Gary Jastrzab  wins 2014 Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence. See full video…

    • Philadelphia's inaugural Awards for Excellence

Applications are now being accepted for ULI Philadelphia’s inaugural Awards for Excellence

If you have been involved in or know of an award-worthy development project, applications are now being accepted for ULI Philadelphia’s inaugural Awards for Excellence.  The awards will honor the legacy…

    • Philadelphia Flower Show

Defy the Polar Vortex at the Flower Show

“ARTiculture” is open every day at the Pennsylvania Convention Center WHAT: Schools and offices may be closed because of the snow, but the 2014 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “ARTiculture,” is open…

    • Richmond Street detour

Richmond Street detour starts Feb. 3 for replacement of overhead railroad bridge

Operation part of $91 million improvement at I-95/Girard Avenue Interchange Richmond Street will be closed to through traffic and detoured between Lehigh Avenue and Cambria Street in the Port Richmond neighborhood…

    • l bike lane1200

Philadelphia will become more walkable, bikeable in 2014

You may have heard all about the smart card payment system coming to SEPTA buses, trolleys and trains this year. But there are some other transportation initiatives in the works that…

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