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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

    • In 2009, the Victorian Society of America (Philadelphia Chapter) presented Henry J. Magaziner with its Recognition Award.

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…

    • 1222 and 1224 W. Harold Street, Philadelphia March 6, 2013. (David Swanson / Inquirer Staff Photographer)

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,…

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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…

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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…

    •  Aaron Wunsch standing in front of 19th Street Baptist Church

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…

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…

    • The PlanPhilly / Eyes on the Street team

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…

    • Real to reel 2012

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.…

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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…

    • Patrick Kerkstra and wife Kaitlin Gurney

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.…

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