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    • At Third and Green streets in Northern Liberties, new homes abut old. | Emma Lee/WHYY

October 21: Whole Foods, architectural afterthought | Recycling misunderstandings | NoLibs remade

Inga Saffron finds everything at the new Whole Foods at 22nd and Hamilton, except good design. “The finished version demonstrates how far Philadelphia developers have come in understanding how cities work,…

    • The Edward Corner building at Delaware and Shackamaxon formerly housed a marine supply company.

October 20: Edward Corner reuse | Basciano on 22nd and Market | Redlining's roots

Legislation legalizing ride-hailing in Philly passed the Pennsylvania House on Wednesday afternoon, with a 1.4 percent tax on all rides. The Inquirer reports the Senate could vote on it next week.…

    • Passengers fear they won't be able to afford CCT service if SEPTA raises fares
    • 21st Century Rowhouse - Brewerytown: Flexible House - by Uk Jung
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What should a 21st century Philly rowhouse be? Emerging designers answer

Last Thursday PlanPhilly and the Design Advocacy Group presented our take on this year’s DesignPhiladelphia theme – Home – with an event focused on Philly’s most common house type, the rowhouse.…

    • Plastic bags

October 18: Bag tax ban? | RICO, battery suit against Doughterty | New Urban Agenda

Will Harrisburg ban a tax on plastic bags? WITF reports in the waning days of this legislative session Bucks county Republican Frank Farry has sponsored the bill, arguing that it could…

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    • Lit's lit | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

October 14: New Complete Streets director | Market East signs of change | Columbus Blvd vs Delaware Ave

Kelley Yemen has been appointed Philly’s new complete streets director, the Inquirer reports. Yemen is a Minnesotan, but lived in Philly nearly a decade ago and has recently worked in New…

    • New Jersey Transit, Hamilton | Evelyn Tu

October 13: NJ Transit in crisis | Bethlehem commits to Vision Zero | Pittsburgh rating projects for development incentives

In the wake of the recent New Jersey Transit crash at Hoboken, the New York Times takes a long look at the health of NJ Transit, once a model agency is…

    • Bartram's Garden

October 12: Tolson to helm Parking Authority? | Kenney on Jewelers' Row | Brothers in botany | Dutch Reach to prevent dooring

Will Clarena Tolson be tapped to take over the Parking Authority? The Inquirer reports two knowledgeable sources say that could happen this Thursday, most likely on a one-year appointment with the…

    • Lower Schuylkill, looking north from Passyunk Avenue Bridge (file)

October 11: Cleaning North Broad | $3m for Schuylkill River Trail segement | Barwin's Civic Season

Today is the deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania in time for the presidential election. It’s easy to register or update your registration online. North Broad Renaissance spent its…

    • The University Bike Collective hopes to encourage more cycling throughout University City

October 10: Art Museum overhaul nigh | Lead testing for school water | Bike commuting benefit

First, some housekeeping: It’s Columbus Day, a federal and state holiday, so remember that all city offices will be closed and trash pickup will come one day later than normal. Also,…

    • Illustration of 'Diligence' by Ben Volta, in remodeled main room of the Tacony Library

'Diligence' coming to Tacony Library as part of 21st Century Libraries Initiative

Five Philadelphia libraries are being overhauled thanks to a $25 million grant from the William Penn Foundation, and one bit of icing on the 21st Century Libraries Initiative cake is a…

    • Pennovation Center, August 2016

October 7: Saffron on Pennovation | Rezoning for Schuylkill Yards | NJ gas tax and light rail

Inga Saffron reviews the Pennovation Center, Penn’s new outpost on the Lower Schuylkill to house researchers and startups, finding the architecture successfully blends design and branding, and “announces the future”…

    • Best Overall: Winner - Neighborhood Potters (after) | courtesy of Community Design Collaborative
Eyes on the Street

2016 Storefront Design Challenge honors

When a business owner invests in new awnings or distinctive signage, fresh paint or new lighting, she’s telegraphing community pride, expressing her business’ identity, and offering a vote of confidence in…

    • Fatal Duck Boat crash in Chinatown, 2015 | Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY

October 6: Working and Poor | Ride the Ducks ceases Philly tours | Feds talk Vision Zero

In the Philadelphia region 800,000 people live below the federal poverty line, making $24,300 or less to support a family of four. Presidential candidates aren’t talking much about poverty, but they…

    • Dusk skyline, July 2016 | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

October 5: Compare neighborhood prices per square foot | PPA's other scandal | Bye Tin Angel

Curbed shares a roundup of neighborhood real estate prices per square foot for “move-in ready” properties by NeighborhoodX. Center City West’s price range reached up to $1,301 per square foot while…

    • New construction, Sharswood. February, 2016 | Emma Lee/WHYY
    • Remains of the Poth Brewery, 2012 | Brett Sturm

October 3: PPA scandals past | Globe Dye for sale | Walnut Lane Bridge poetry

It's Rosh Hashanah today - Shana Tova!  Dave Davies looks back at the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s propensity for scandals, bred in part because it is still a bastion of political…

    • Jewelers Row

September 30: Saffron v. 'Suburbanizers' | Philadelphia's disappearing identity | Locus Partners, disruptors

Inga Saffron goes another round with Council President Darrell Clarke for his support for suburban-style development in his district (and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell for pushing for regressive, increased parking minimums that…

    • Gallery makeover | PREIT

September 29: Gallery getting long-awaited RACP funds | Judge invalidates DRPA contract | Parking demand

After a budget logjam, Governor Wolf’s office is expected to announce $10 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for the overhaul of the Gallery, reports Jacob Adelman. "It's critical because…

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