Articles Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:39:00 -0500 en <![CDATA[Art Commission brings thorough review to handful of important built environment projects]]>

The Philadelphia Art Commission heard details about significant ongoing built environment projects across a broad spectrum of subjects Wednesday including health care, nature and sustainability, safety and technology in public space,…

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:39:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Planning Commission accepts six-year fiscal plan, sends it on to Mayor Nutter]]>

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission unanimously adopted the city’s new six-year capital program and budget in a special session on Friday, after an outline of the plan by Deputy Director Alan…

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Historical Commission committee accepts Boyd hardship application]]>
The Historical Commission's Committee on Financial Hardship waded into the raw-nerved case of the Boyd Theatre's Future, Part II, Thursday.
In continuing a hearing that ran out the clock on…
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:52:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Complicated Boyd Theatre financial hardship hearing runs out of meeting minutes, will be continued]]>

After hours of testimony from finance and construction experts explaining how they concluded that the hardship that would be incurred by the owners and operators of the Boyd Theatre in the…

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:09:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Historical Commission gives thumbs-up to Rittenhouse-Fitler project]]>

The Philadelphia Historical Commission weighed in with decisions that registered on opposite ends of its decision making spectrum Friday.

The 12 members in attendance granted unanimous final approval to a nine-townhouse…

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:18:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Real to Reel, 2013]]>

Here's a brief look back at 2013 as it to presented itself to PlanPhilly and Eyes on the Street. You'll see work by professional photographers such as Neal Santos and Ed…

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:10:00 -0500
<![CDATA[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…

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:15:00 -0500
<![CDATA[PlanPhilly Year in Review: 2013]]> 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…

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:43:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Tacony CDC putting License to Inspect app to the test]]>

PlanPhilly's License to Inspect application, a project of Azavea and the city, funded by the William Penn Foundation, is being put to a road test by the Tacony Community Development Corporation.…

Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:22:00 -0400
<![CDATA[PennPraxis and PlanPhilly win annual Henry J. Magaziner Award]]>

PennPraxis and PlanPhilly are the recipients of the annual Henry J. Magaziner, EFAIA, Award of the AIA Philadelphia Historic Preservation Committee.

The award recognizes a person or organization that has made…

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:53:42 -0400
<![CDATA[Inquirer / PlanPhilly tax delinquency chat with Patrick Kerkstra and Kevin Gillen]]>

This is the transcript from the live chat session with journalist Patrick Kerkstra and University of Pennsylvania urban economist, Kevin Gillen at noon on Wednesday. The subject was “Ravaged By Neglect,…

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:55:00 -0400
<![CDATA[How we estimated the economic value and neighborhood impact of tax-delinquent properties in Philadelphia]]>

PlanPhilly hired Kevin Gillen, a senior research consultant at the Fels School of Government, to perform an independent analysis gauging the impact of real estate tax delinquency on the property values…

Sat, 09 Mar 2013 12:00:00 -0500
<![CDATA[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…

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 15:20:00 -0500
<![CDATA[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…
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:57:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Letter to the Editor: Wunsch responds to Farnham]]>

To the Editor:

Jon Farnham evidently believes that historic preservation is alive and well in Philadelphia.  Reading his oddly ad hominem response to my December PlanPhilly interview, I was struck by…

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:14:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Sign up for PlanPhilly. Become a member!]]> PlanPhilly has launched a redesign of its website in order to incorporate a cleaner, fresher feel and to create tools that can improve its community building focus.
This launch comes…
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:23:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Welcome to a brand new PlanPhilly!]]>

What you are looking at today is a thoroughly new, innovative PlanPhilly website that is designed to better connect the planning, design and development communities in Philadelphia through an integrated content…

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 07:37:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Real to reel 2012]]>

When we decided to try to present the video and photo highlights of 2012 in a short slideshow it became clear how much had happened around the built environment in Philadelphia.…

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:22:00 -0500
<![CDATA[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…

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 15:50:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Nerd street cred: Kerkstra wins Geek Award]]>

PlanPhilly investigative reporter Patrick Kerkstra took home top honors in the “Geek Headline of the Year" journalism category of the Philadelphia Geek Awards Friday Night at the Academy of Natural Sciences.…

Sun, 19 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0400