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    • PHS

PHS "Pops Up" at 20th and Market

Bloggers, skyscraper-dwellers, and passers-by have been noticing something going on at the corner of 20th and Market for a few weeks now. Monday, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society made it official, throwing…

    • New path

Rodin Museum Garden readies for unveiling

Soon — most likely after the extended Welcome America-athon is over — the wrapping will come off of the $4+ million restoration of the Rodin Museum gardens.For anyone who's ever…

    • Pool area

Blatstein's Arrow Swim Club arrives

Developer Bart Blatstein's latest Northern Liberties project, the Arrow Swim Club, unveiled itself two weeks ago. An impressive reimagining of a deteriorating factory on Germantown Avenue across from the Piazza at…

    • Kids in Center City

For young families, the city is increasingly a viable option

Three-year-old Vaughn is distractedly wandering around the concourse of the Comcast Center, a yellow balloon in one hand, a crumpled piece of paper in the other. He's just one of dozens…

    • Big Bellies boast Mural Arts

Trash talk on South Street

Combining brilliance with practicality, a partnership between the Mural Arts Program's Big Picture children's outreach and the Streets Department's UnLitter Us effort has transformed some of the city's ugliest pieces of…

    • PHS ups the greening game for spring

PHS ups the greening game for spring

Happy Earth Day! As Philadelphia's abundant collection of magnolias, pears and cherry blossoms already starts to rain down, carpeting streets in an always-surprising profusion of pink and white, we're reminded that…

    • Porto

A closer look at two exciting public art projects

By now, anyone who's interested has had ample opportunity to get a sneak preview -- and at least a glimmer of understanding — of the ambitious new public art project recently…

    • Lessons from other cities' civic landscaping projects

Lessons from other cities' civic landscaping projects

The oohs and ahhs were many at last night's panel discussion at the Philadelphia International Flower Show, "Transforming Public Landscapes," one in a series of evening presentations by what Pennsylvania Horticultural…

    • Art Commission gets detailed look at Dilworth Plaza and PhillyLive! plans

Art Commission gets detailed look at Dilworth Plaza and PhillyLive! plans

Wednesday's lengthy meeting of the Philadelphia Art Commission played to an unusually full house. The bulk of those in attendance were there to hear about the latest design offerings for a…

    • Shinjuku skyline

How busy can actually work better

Racing to catch an outbound train one morning from Tokyo's Shinjuku Station, I was struck by how effortlessly this incredibly dense city works. Here it was rush hour, in the busiest…

    • Laurel Hill Cemetery

Building a City of the Dead

During its heyday, it was one of the most densely populated swaths of land in Philadelphia. Some 70,000 souls called it home —  permanently. Founded in 1836, as the city's first…

    • Destroy This Memory by Richard Misrach, a new book that documents and reflects on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Photo essays for the Holidays

Three photography books released this year give wildly different treatments to a subject near and dear to every urbanite's heart  —abandoned cities. But alone, or together, they also make the perfect…

    • A new plan for the first 500 acres of public green space

A new plan for the first 500 acres of public green space

Last night at the Academy of Natural Sciences, in front of a capacity-plus crowd, Mayor Michael Nutter officially announced "Green 2015: An Action Plan for the First 500 Acres." The plan…

    • Four architects, sittin' around, talkin'

Four architects, sittin' around, talkin'

More than 500 folks packed the new National Museum of American Jewish History [NMAJH] on Friday to hear four prominent architects — including the man responsible for the design of that…

    • Capitalism Kills

Prenzlauer Berg: wild, wacky and wunderbar conflagration with a hippie-meets-hipster aesthetic

Twenty years down the line, and The Wall ("Die Mauer") is everywhere. It's there in the double line of cobblestones that runs through downtown Berlin, and it's there in the vestiges…

    • When the downtown showdown was primetime

When the downtown showdown was primetime

In an evening that was part nostalgic, part self-congratulatory, five of Queen Village's most pivotal community activists of yore sat down to talk about how they once battled federal and state…

    • River deck

Looking at SugarHouse in an architectural context

Good for what it is.

Yes, parking dominates; yes, the prow-shaped building has a bit of a Best Buy about it; and yes, there's no ground floor retail, as so many…

    • La Citadelle Quebec City

Built environment lessons from three northern neighbors

Two trips within one month recently brought me back to eastern Canada for the first time in 15 or so years. And while Quebec City, Montreal, and Toronto are each very…

    • Cruz Rec Center

Who is minding Philadelphia's parks?

Last week, the somnolence of a late August morning in Bella Vista was suddenly ravaged by the searing sound of a lawn mower. It was music to the neighbors' ears, though…

    • Sister Cities pond plan, Studio Bryan Hanes / Digsau

Why play spaces need to get created, and how we do it

"When we stop playing, we start dying," clinical psychiatrist Stuart Brown has famously said. Nancy Goldenberg, a Parks & Recreation commissioner and vice president for planning at the Center City…

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