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    • 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.…

    • 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…

    • 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.…

    • Three conversations, two waterfronts, one river

Three conversations, two waterfronts, one river

As part of its behind the news event series, PlanPhilly hosted a two-hour Delaware River cruise that celebrated a historic treasure currently docked on our Central Delaware riverfront and the former…

    • Benjamin Franklin Parkway Action Plan gets under way

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Action Plan gets under way

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway Action Plan became real Monday night as the first of four community meetings was held with the goal of developing a strategy for the Parkway that is…

    • Behind PlanPhilly:

Behind PlanPhilly: "A Man and His Ship" Book release and VIP Boat Tour

The next edition of "Behind PlanPhilly" is "one down and one to go" as we interact with a historic treasure on our Central Delaware riverfront and the PlanPhilly reporter who wrote…

    • You're invited to a special PlanPhilly event that will explore how Philadelphia might approach land banking and vacant property reform.

You're invited to a special PlanPhilly event that will explore how Philadelphia might approach land banking and vacant property reform.

We are writing because we wanted to let you know about an exciting event we are organizing in June.  The second edition of "Behind PlanPhilly" will take place on…

    • Commissioner Carol Rice and PaRC Star Clarence Savage

Parks and Rec takes roadshow to West Oak Lane

Wednesday night, in a continuing effort to bring its show on the road to different city neighborhoods, the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commission arrived at the Simons Recreation Center in West…

    • Dilworth Plaza Fountain

Real to Reel. Looking back at 2011

We are taking a whole new approach in presenting the Year in Review as it pertains to the the built environment in Philadelphia. As we did last year, we now head…

    • Important message from PlanPhilly to our readers

Important message from PlanPhilly to our readers

If you have suddenly stopped receiving our weekly email newsletter, you may need to re-subscribe. Follow the easy steps HERE to reconnect with the PlanPhilly email blast. Thanks for your interest…

    • Central tower

The massive rebuild at the National Cathedral

As a fifth-generation Washingtonian - born A.D. 1953, I was around for quite a bit of the construction of the Washington National Cathedral, which sits formidably on one of the highest…

    • PCPC: Saving the archives, Philadelphia 2035 update, Callowhill isues and more

PCPC: Saving the archives, Philadelphia 2035 update, Callowhill isues and more

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is bringing back two 30-plus years-of-service PCPC veterans to help organize and save a treasure trove of commission archival and library material that is at risk…

    • Hey Philly! You don't know what you're missing if you aren't checking out Eyes on the Street

Hey Philly! You don't know what you're missing if you aren't checking out Eyes on the Street

Eyes on the Street, is a blog that will chronicle the challenge of making a well-designed, 21st-century Philadelphia.On this dynamic product, you’ll find daily discussion about good design, great…

    • Avenue of the Arts north plan

Art Commission talks about streetscapes, hears about co-gen

The Philadelphia Art Commission Wednesday heard about and approved plans for dramatic streetscaping that will help reinvigorate North Broad Street.The commission also checked off on details concerning an "extremely green"…

Special PlanPhilly announcement

Since it was founded in 2006, PlanPhilly has grown to reach 25,000 monthly readers in Philadelphia's planning, design and development communities with generous support from the William Penn Foundation. Since January,…

    • Church of the Assumption complex for sale

Church of the Assumption complex for sale

There's another chapter being written in the long history of the Church of the Assumption.Siloam, a non-profit HIV/AIDS organization, in a written statement, announced the sale of its entire property…

    • Photo courtesy of Dan Pelligrine of the Temple School of Journalism and Jacquelyne Ricen

Fire ravages old Edison High

A fast moving fire Wednesday destroyed the old Thomas Edison High School, which was scheduled for demolition to make way for mixed-use development. The fire at the building at 7th Street…

    • PaRC Star Laila Reilly and Communications Chair Carol Rice

Parks and Rec talks merger, trees, recreation opportunities and money

A two-hour long meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission Wednesday began with a run-through that focused on the just completed and quite complicated task of merging the two departments, a…

    • Railfan seat  next to engineer's compartment

High five for Silverliner V on Bryn Mawr run

Well, I finally hitched up with a Silverliner V.Train No. 9563, the Temple U. to Bryn Mawr run that leaves Suburban Station at 5:14 was my ride.I grabbed the…

    • When warm windows come to cold storage

When warm windows come to cold storage

Thanks to some sharp-eyed observation and pictorial attentiveness from former Praxis/PlanPhilly communications director Michael Greenle we have some cool photos of window refit at the Waterview Grande rehab of two cold…

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