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    • Chanticleer awash in color in June

Chill out in a Pleasure Garden that merits the highest praise

When you think about verdant public open space in Philadelphia, the 9,200 acre Fairmount Park system immediately springs to mind. Big, bold and beautiful it ranks right up near the top…

    • Phased improvements include plans to invigorate the land around Lovett Memorial Library and add new features to the library. (Emily Brooks/for NewsWorks, file)

Lovett Library renovation efforts boosted by additional $1.75 million

When Mayor Michael Nutter talks about his days growing up around 52nd and Larchwood he makes it clear that the local library was a sacred place that made a difference in…

Art Commission grants conceptual approval to Zoo360 plans and rec center work

Nina Bisbee, the Philadelphia Zoo's VP for Facilities, transported the Philadephia Art Commission to the African Plains Wednesday as she sought conceptual approval for a novel approach to enhancing the relationship…

    • Provident Mutual Life Insurance Buidling, 2014

Block that will host new cop shop, morgue and ME office gets zoning go-ahead

The wheels continue to roll along toward turning the imposing former Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building at 4601 Market St. into the new city police headquarters, which will also involve moving the…

    • Central Roxborough NCO

Planning Commission hears about Central Roxborough conservation district

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission approved the creation of the Central Roxborough Neighborhood Conservation Overlay, just the second neighborhood in Philadelphia to have regulations protecting its small-town character. The ordinance…

    • Delaware River cleanup at Pier 68

CDAG, United By Blue and citizens who believe in a better environment tackle Delaware River piers cleanup

On a powder blue skyed, perfect fall Saturday an army of 50 right-minded volunteers fell in behind the Central Delaware Advocacy Group and the environmentally aware apparel company United By Blue…

    • pa river map

Schuylkill leads River of Year balloting with five days remaining. So vote!

Last year, our favorite recreational river lost the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources annual (20 years running we might add) River of the Year competition to the Steel City's…

    • Abraham Lincoln High plan for Viaduct

Hort Academy at Abraham Lincoln High wins Sustainability Award at Flower Show

Last October, PlanPhilly graduate intern Amanda Mazie wrote about VIADUCTgreene's grassroots efforts to get the public to imagine what it would be like to transform an abandoned rail viaduct's unplanned green…

    • The proposed location for the East Park  Leadership and Conservation Center—the  west basin of the East Park Reservoir and  surrounding grounds next to the Strawberry  Mansion neighborhood

National Audubon Society and Outward Bound Philadelphia want to preserve a virtually unknown and inaccessible lake in Philadelphia by creating an educational center for conservation and leadership development

IMPORTANT public meeting tonight!   In compliance with the Open Space Protection ordinance, the Parks and Recreation Commission has received a formal "Alternatives Analysis" from Audubon/Outward Bound outlining plans to build…

    • PlanPhilly and Eyes on the Street editors

Year in Review 2012

The next 10 days will bring you PlanPhilly's Year in Review as it pertains to the the built environment in Philadelphia. As we did last year, we will head to the…

    • Paris style view sheds and sight lines

Paris style view sheds and sight lines

Remember that feeling you would get as you entered the Philadelphia Flower Show when it was held at the old Civic Center across from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania?…

Schuylkill River Heritage Area website receives top award

The Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area website, SchuylkillRiver.org, has been recognized as a 2010 Top National Heritage Website by online reference resource Juggle.com for its access to historical information…

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