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    • Rendering of proposed Orinoka Civic House, courtesy NKCDC and Jibe Design

December 2: Changing Kensington | SEPTA's regional rail plans | Food insecurity

Happy December! This month PlanPhilly is aiming to raise $25,000 from 400 people. Already 41 people have made donations ranging from $5 to $1000 and we're so grateful! If PlanPhilly is…

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December 1: Repave more, faster | Live! casino in court | Megaregions recast

It's December and PlanPhilly is out to raise $25,000 this month from 400 people. If PlanPhilly is news you use, please consider making a tax-deductible donation of any amount to support…

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Eyes on the Street

See your #PHLandmarks

In a city of 500,000 buildings, which ones sing to you? This fall we asked you to share with us the buildings that matter to you – the ones that define your…

    • Trolley entrance locked during SEPTA strike, November 1, 2016 | Naomi Starobin / WHYY

November 29: On preventing frequent transit strikes | Harrisburg vs Philly | Northeast superstorms

Will the 2016 SEPTA strike be its last? Sandy Smith explores two options under discussion for preventing frequent transit strikes (outlawing transit union strikes, and adapting Federal Railway Labor Act procedures…

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November 28: Carson and fair housing | Investigate crashes | Rebuild's inclusive workforce aspirations

Our Jake Blumgart has been following Philadelphia’s efforts to assess and address patterns of housing segregation, divided along racial and economic lines. The work to “affirmatively further fair housing” was bolstered…

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November 23: City design, parks and the brain | Looking change in the eye | Cities from space

Good morning! Just a note from PlanPhilly that we’ll be off for Thanksgiving and will be back in action on Monday. We hope you have a happy Thanksgiving – this year,…

    • Traffic jam, I-95, Aramingo Exit | Theresa Stigale

November 22: Funding school maintenance backlog | Is a $1 trillion infrastructure plan worth it? | Refugee Thanksgiving

An analysis of Philadelphia’s school buildings reveals a $5 billion backlog in deferred maintenance. How could it ever catch up? Avi Wolfman-Arent explains a proposal that State Senator Vincent Hughes and…

    • Young men gather for an afternoon basketball game at Vare Recreation Center.  | Emma Lee/WHYY

Rebuild gets $100 million grant and sharpens focus on equity, economic opportunity

In a city of 1.5 million people, where’s our common ground? The most democratic places in cities can be those we share, the civic spaces that create points of interaction and…

    • 7-Eleven, CCD ambassadors | David Swift, EOTS Flickr Group

November 21: Feibush's partial win | Soda tax enforcement | Community cleanup guide

Ryan Briggs reports that developer Ori Feibush, and former City Council candidate, won a partial claim against a ward leader. Feibush contends 2nd Democratic Ward leader Ed Nesmith defrauded him of…

    • Rendering of Comcast Innovation & Technology Center | Foster + Partners

November 18: 41st Street Bridge | Air pollution spike during strike | Taggart transformed

After being closed for 22 years there is now a new 41st Street Bridge, reuniting Belmont and Parkside. Inga Saffron looks at what lies ahead for the area, isolated by infrastructure…

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    • Benjamin and Deborah Franklin's gravestone | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group

November 16: City power | NJ Transit crisis | Fixing Franklin's gravestone

Nathaniel Popkin interviews Robert Schragger, author of “City Power: Urban Governance in a Global Age”, on what cities can (and can’t) do to resist federal authority and policies they do not…

    • The ShopRite supermarket at 52nd and Jefferson streets opened in 2009. | Kara Savidge
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November 14: Air Bridge | Trump's HUD | #NotMyAIA | Delaware Basin drought

Alfred Lubrano takes a deep dive into the pipeline of Puerto Rico’s heroin addicts being dropped into recovery houses in Kensington and Frankford, in a “pattern of exploitation from the Caribbean…

    • All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors, 1934

November 11: Energy lessons, crisis | Vine Street Expressway construction | On healing

Happy Veterans Day. We thank those who have served, as well as their families. Expect government offices to be closed today. And maybe give In Flanders Fields a read. As the…

    • Forces at Work | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group

November 10: Trump and cities | Global urban inspiration | Strange weather

Inga Saffron takes a stab at what a Trump presidency will mean for cities, which have been the root of his business interests as well as places he variously referred…

    • Ruffin Nichols Memorial AME  | Ashley Hahn

November 9: Post-election | Philly demo/construction cycles | Old bones

As you know by now, Pennsylvania helped secure an Electoral College victory for Donald Trump, and voted to send Pat Toomey back to the U.S. Senate. Philadelphia, for its part, voted…

    • Voting

November 8: It's Election Day, go vote

Polls are open in Philly until 8pm and we implore you to make time to vote today. If you need a last-minute assist: Use the NewsWorks voter guide, confirm your…

    • Society Hill bunting. | Shrimpcracker, EOTS Flickr Group
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