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    • May 1 flood damage, Photo courtesy of Fairmount Water Works
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Fairmount Water Works still recovering from May 1 flood

The rainstorm that flooded the Schuylkill Banks, left passengers stranded on the roof of a SEPTA bus and forced the grade-level CSX pedestrian crossing at Locust Street to close, also…

    • The reconfigured and reconstructed west branch of Indian Creek, Photo courtesy of PWD
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City "daylights" first creek, restoring it from sewer to stream

Beneath Philly’s streets lies approximately 3,000 miles of sewers - both manmade channels and creeks that were capped and incorporated into the sewer system as the city developed. Now, thanks to…

    • Pastorius Park, Photo by Gary Reed
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Events you'll love this LOVE Your Park Week

Philly's annual celebration of the city's unique, 10,200-acre park system is back this year with eight days of service projects, events, educational programming, tours and more. LOVE Your Park Week kicks…

    • Grays Ferry Crescent, now the southern most portion of the Schuylkill River Trail will soon lead into Bartram's Mile

William Penn uses trails to build Delaware River constituency

The William Penn Foundation made a splash this month when it announced a multi-year commitment to spend $35 million aimed at protecting the Delaware River watershed as a critical source of…

    • Two of the YouthBuild students help Andrew Palewski position one of the original porch columns | YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter
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TEDxPhiladelphia: The new classroom of the world

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and we're sharing ways we think Philly is becoming a "New Workshop of the World". You can also join us for a …

    • The Thursday farmers' market returned to Clark Park this week
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New, simplified rules for farmers' markets

Philadelphia has 65 farmers' markets, and the city wants to encourage even more. New changes to the City’s Code could do just that. Last week City Council approved changes that eliminate…

    • Wissahickon East Project
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Neighbors clean newly secured East Mount Airy parkland

Just before the first snowfall of the season, volunteers gathered in East Mount Airy to clean six acres of former farm land that, after years of neighbor-developer conflict, the city has…

    • Berridge Bus Shop - not quite tall enough for double-deckers

SEPTA's green garage achieves environmental certification

I’m willing to bet that SEPTA’s Berridge Bus Shop in North Philly is one of the cleanest garages in the city, and thanks to environmental certification that the shop recently received,…

    • Tacony Creek Trail

Region's trail funding future is unclear

This fall, the pool of money that has been infusing the region’s budding trail network for the past three years dried up.  The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has doled…

    • A cyclist cruises on the new Port Richmond Trail's new pervious pavement

Completed Port Richmond Trail returns the river to its neighbors

One year and one week after officials broke ground on the Port Richmond Trail, they returned to open the 1.6-mile segment, which runs along Allegheny and Delaware avenues to Lewis…

    • The current playground equipment at 37th and Mt. Vernon streets in Mantua. Photo courtesy of The Trust for Public Land
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Renovations planned for Mantua playground

By the summer of 2015, the corner of 37th and Mount Vernon streets in Mantua will have a revamped and greened playground thanks to a partnership between Philadelphia Parks & Recreation…

    • The project emphasizes green building technology and green living amenities
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reNewbold development breaks ground at 16th and Moore

In Newbold, a new name for a section of an old neighborhood, what's new is progress on reNewbold, a sustainable housing development coming to 16th and Moore streets. Yesterday John…

    • Photo by Bruhinb
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DVRPC seeks Public Participation Task Force members

Want a say in regional planning choices? You may be in luck. The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is accepting applications for eight spots on its Public Participation…

    • Northern Liberties litter
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Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association creates litter report form

Like many Philadelphia neighborhoods, Northern Liberties has always had to work to control its litter problem. In the past few years, though, Northern Liberties has become more of a destination neighborhood,…

    • Tacony Creek Trail
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Staycation: Tacony Creek Trail

Under the Green City, Clean Waters plan, the Tacony Creek should be clean enough to swim and fish in within the next 25 years. This past spring the city and…

    • Grounded in Philly
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New website helps gardeners secure vacant land

In the past year, the St. Bernard Community Garden fought to save its land from sheriff’s sale. The Sloan Street Community Garden lost a similar battle and was forced to relocate,…

    • Bibotorium, Hidden City Festival at Fairmount Water Works
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Hidden City Festival turns former water plant turned aquarium turned pool into "Bibotorium"

Nearly two hundred years after Philadelphia became the first American city to build a municipal water system, a long abandoned portion of that system is open, once again, to the public.…

    • The renovation project included the Paul Cret pachyderm house and surrounding grounds, Photo courtesy of SMP Architects
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1940s Paul Cret pachyderm house now home to children's zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo has a new, old attraction. In one of the zoo’s largest undertakings to date, the 1940s era Paul Cret pachyderm house, which used to house elephants, hippos and…

    • The Charles Dickens statue in Clark Park was installed in 1901. Celebrate Dickens' 200th birthday with Friends of Clark Park on Sunday.
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May 11-18: Love Your Park Week returns

Love Your Park Week kicks off Saturday as Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy invite residents and park lovers to celebrate the city’s neighborhood parks with a week…

    • Grays Ferry Crescent, now the southern most portion of the Schuylkill River Trail will soon lead into Bartram's Mile

City prioritizes 105 trail miles, other trail updates

A new plan guiding Philadelphia’s bike and recreation trail expansion could be in place as early as this June. That's when the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) will likely vote on…

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