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    • Washington and Passyunk, August 2015
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December 3: Vision Zero Conference ticket giveaway

Over the last year we’ve talked a lot about Vision Zero, the international policy movement geared at eliminating traffic deaths. The premise: Crashes are preventable. Mayor-elect Jim Kenney has endorsed…

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Mailbag: Preservationists respond

We received a lot of great feedback to Jared Brey’s story last week, “Out with the old, in with the old: Will Mayor Kenney take a new approach to preservation?…

    • Demolition, Photo by Phillytrax
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Public deserves to know what's in demolition safety plans

The recent trial about the fatal demolition-related disaster at 22nd and Market streets revealed stark details about negligence, risky demolition decisions, and the human costs of putting speed over safety…

    • First bicyclist meet in front of Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park | Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Penrose Pictoral Philadelphia collection
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November 11: Public history in 21st century Philly

Devoted readers of this space know how much we love sharing images of the city’s past – from early 20th century aerials to streetviews of the mid-century city. These photographs…

    • Rev. Duffield sculpture, finished
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Spotted: Old Pine's maple minister

If you’ve walked down the 400 block of Pine Street, then you’ve likely noticed Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church’s beautiful churchyard and the radical tilt of its historic cast iron fence,…

    • Workers begin to secure and repair Fairmount Park Welcome Center after overnight fire, October 27 | Tom MacDonald / WHYY

Fire damages LOVE Park's saucer

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, and hours after officials shared new details about the forthcoming overhaul for LOVE Park, there was a fire in the park’s space-age Welcome…

    • View of LOVE Park / JFK Plaza from 16th and Arch, October 2015 | Hargreaves

Refined design for new LOVE Park

The project team behind the new LOVE Park / JFK Plaza spent summer putting a fine point on details for the new vision of the old plaza. The designers presented these…

    • Market Street Bridge looking west, October 2015
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Softening Market Street Bridge's sidewalks

More than six thousand people walk across the Market Street Bridge every day, going to work, going to school, heading in or out of 30th Street Station. In the last month…

    • When I Move You Move, Pearl Street Passage
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Perspective shifts along Pearl Street Passage

Traverse two short blocks of tiny Pearl Street in Callowhill / Chinatown North this week and you have a chance to see this changing neighborhood in high relief. The 1200 block…

    • 2015 Design Philadelphia
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DesignPhiladelphia picks: October 8-16

The 11th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival invites us to SHIFT our thinking about the design of our city and its design community. The festival, running from October 8-16, offers plenty of chances…

    • Pier 68: Wave bench, water, Walt
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On the Waterfront: Pier 68 preview

Stand on the service road east of South Philly’s Walmart, and you stand at the intersection of the Delaware waterfront’s past and future. Time was if you tried to find the…

    • Columbus Blvd, Pope Ride | Jon Geeting / PlanPhilly
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Pope Ride time lapse

The open streets of Center City thanks to the papal visit were a dream for the thousands of people who got out to enjoy car-free streets. In case we need to…

    • Park(ing) Day 2015: Less Parking, More Park(ing)
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Lens: Park(ing) Day 2015

Last Friday about 50 temporary parks replaced in-street parking spaces around town. It was Philly's eighth annual Park(ing) Day, part of a global movement to reclaim metered parking spaces as mini-public…

    • Washington and Passyunk, August 2015
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Washington Avenue needs safety first

Washington Avenue is going through a well-documented public identity crisis as it transitions from a hard neighborhood boundary lined with commerce into an an even more mixed-use place. Questions of…

    • New swings at The Porch
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Spotted: The Porch gets its swings

Every great porch should have a swing, and at long last The Porch is getting its very own set. If you pop by The Porch at 30th Street Station this week…

    • 676 Construction | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group
    • 4224 Baltimore | U3 Ventures

August 27: Property assessment data release | L&I demo trouble | 4224 Baltimore timeline | One Water getting retail | Pricy Philly | EAT Cafe

Here's what we're reading today: Property assessment data is now up on Open Data Philly.  It will be updated twice weekly. Sadly this is only OPA data, not Revenue Department…

    • Dilworth Park, August 2015 | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group
    • oil rail car | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group
    • Market Square | Gary Reed, EOTS Flickr Group

August 24: Bike-transit plan | Pope construction prep | Divine Lorraine's draw | Oval season over | Market Square | Road Diet explainer

The last week of August is upon us. Make it a good one. Meantime, your Monday morning reads: As Philly’s transit ridership and bicycling rates keep climbing, SEPTA is trying to…

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