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    • Women's March, Philadelphia, January 21, 2017 | Gary Reed, EOTS Flickr Group

January 23: Women's Marches | Rittenhouse Hotel | "Gentrification"

There’s a Nor’easter blowing through this morning, so expect blustery and wet weather through the day and a few challenges getting around. This morning’s regional rail commute was complicated by…

    • 5th and Bainbridge | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group

January 20: Inauguration Day events | Immigration action | Data archiving

Today is Inauguration Day for Donald Trump. Barack Obama inherited a very different America in 2008. NPR shares dozens of stats on unemployment, wage gaps, GDP, confidence, and more for a…

    • New College House | Ashley Hahn / PlanPhilly

January 19: Bike lane tickets | NJ must provide affordable housing | 2016 was hottest

Motorists continue to use Philadelphia’s 230 miles of bike lanes as parking lanes, loading zones, and other unauthorized stops. Philly Voice reports PPA and the Philadelphia Police have issued an increasing…

    • University City District's popular Porch would see continued improvements under the 30th Street Station District Plan

January 18: 30th Street Station plan wins AIA award | Society Hill Acme rumble | Knight Cities Challenge finalists

More than 4,500 applicants proposed civic innovation projects that encouraged either talent, engagement, or opportunity for the Knight Cities Challenge this year. Of the 144 challenge finalists, 20 of the selected…

    • No sitting on wall | Emma Lee / WHYY

January 17: Vision Zero tension | Sittenhouse | Recording lost buildings and the present

The objective of Vision Zero is to eliminate traffic-related fatalities and injuries through street design changes, education, and enforcement. Jason Laughlin lays out some of the frictions in the ongoing debate…

    • The southwest entrance's balustrade after restoration.
    • Every which way tomorrow waits | Al BeFranke, EOTS Flickr Group

January 12: Chao hearing | Pencoyd Bridge | Faith & Liberty

Streetsblog found Elaine Chao, Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Transportation, vague at her confirmation hearing. Chao repeated that she would look in into continuation of current transit projects, recognizing that “passenger…

    • Dentzel carousel at Please Touch Museum

January 11: Carousel history | City compost | Street design and equity

GroJLart unearths the history of G.A. Dentzel Carousel Company at Broad Street, Erie and Germantown avenues. Dentzel, a German immigrant, hired master Italian and German sculptors and established what would…

    • Design Matters - Greenberger & Fadullon - March 29, 2016

Design Matters: Anne Fadullon and Alan Greenberger

Tuesday evening PlanPhilly and the Design Advocacy Group hosted the first in a series of conversations we're presenting this year called Design Matters. PlanPhilly reporter Jared Brey interviewed Alan Greenberger…

    • Philly Skyscrapers

Changing of the guard at PlanPhilly

PlanPhilly’s founding editor Matt Golas resigned from his post this week and has been replaced by Eyes on the Street Editor Ashley Hahn on an interim basis. Here’s what NewsWorks shared…

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Citizens Planning Institute: Learn to Plan, Plan to Change

Citizen's Planning Institute will be accepting applications for it's fall class soon. If you're in this group, you're probably the kind of person who'd want to take the class. Applications will…

    • Keystone Crossroads Special Report: Pa's Urban Waterfronts

A Keystone Crossroads Special Report: Pa.’s urban waterfronts; with industry gone, cities are cleaning up and inviting people in

The Keystone Crossroads staff wants to know what you see along the waterfront in your city or town. What changes have you noticed over the years? And what changes do you…

    • Schuylkill River Boardwalk. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

USA TODAY’s 10Best: Schuylkill River Trail wins Readers’ Choice award for best urban trail

The Schuylkill River Trail is the Circuit’s longest trail and the region’s most heavily used multi-use, recreation and commuter trail. A panel of travel and outdoor recreation experts nominated 20 trail…

    • Jon Geeting

Our own Jon Geeting is Geek of the Year nominee

PlanPhilly Engagement Editor Jon Geeting has been nominated for Geek of the Year in the Philadelphia Geek Awards.   The nominees for the 2015 Philadelphia Geek Awards, presented by Geekadelphia and…

    • The Royal was once the queen of west South Street.

Philadelphia Historical Commission Meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, 10 July 2015

The Philadelphia Historical Commission is the city’s principal public steward of historic resources. Please be reminded that the Historical Commission will hold its 635th Stated Meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday,…

    • The Bearded Ladies will perform at PHS Pop Up parks

PHS Pop Ups host cabaret shows by Bearded Ladies

The PHS Pop Up Gardens, located at 15th and South Streets and 9th and Wharton Streets, will host a new cabaret created especially for the gardens by the Bearded Ladies theatrical troupe from July…

    • Schuylkill River Trail

Cast your vote for the Schuylkill River Trail

The Schuylkill River Trail has been nominated as one of the 10 Best Urban Trails in USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards. It is one of only 20 trails nationally…

    • Strawberry Mansion

An insider's tour of Strawberry "Villa"

Tyson Gardner, a preservationist with Fairmount Park and the Philadelphia Department of Recreation, is the guide at Strawberry Mansion, a historic structure which spans three chapters in American architecture and was the…

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Urbanism and the mayoral primary: How do the candidates compare?

Welcome to PlanPhilly’s Mayoral Matchmaker: the voter guide for planners, designers, neighborhood advocates, and anyone else who reads this site and cares about how this election will impact nitty gritty planning…

    • Holy Redeemer facility gets SPINS zoning relief

Holy Redeemer Lafayette facility gets zoning relief; capital budget update

The Holy Redeemer Lafayette retirement community in Fox Chase received approval from the Planning Commission Tuesday for SP-INS zoning relief that will allow the facility to create a three-story addition on…

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