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    • Preservation rally for ill-fated PLICO Building

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A few years back, when Penn Praxis was developing a long-range vision for the Central Delaware Riverfront, thousands of Philadelphians turned out for hundreds of meetings to let politicians, planners and…

    • 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…

    • PennDOT committee continues I-95 design talks

PennDOT committee continues I-95 design talks

I-95 overpasses should be well-lit with white lights. The bridges themselves should be painted blue or green, as should the bike lanes.This was some of the input given to PennDOT…

    • Time to step it up, Mummers. (Copyright 2009, Scott London and Burning Man)

Burning Man 2010 to feature ‘untidy hubs of social interaction’

The 2010 Burning Man festival in Northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert (Aug. 30 -- Sept. 6) will take an unlikely art theme: “Metropolis.” But then, is any theme “unlikely” if it…

Ale & Arts Walking Adventure

The Ale and Arts Walking Adventure introduces guests to ten iconic Center City murals as well as a brief history of the bars involved. The tour takes place every Thursday from 5:30…

Hypno Design: Pro Bono Creative Marketing

Hypno Design is hosting its pro bono creative marketing event to provide free creative design work for selected nonprofits. On October 7-8, the Hypno Design team will work through the night…

Design Advocacy Group weighs in on Family Court issue

"Despite Mayor Nutter's efforts to reform the city's planning processes, the bizarre deal-making that accompanied the site selection for the new Family Court building - in which the same lawyer seems…

    • Postcard from Kansas City

Postcard from Kansas City: a planner's paradise

By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhilly Although I'd never really heard anything negative about the City of Fountains, I wasn't prepared for the great impression Kansas City, Missouri, made right from the…

    • Paris

Postcard from Paris: Here's looking at you Philadelphia

June 15, 2010By JoAnn GrecoFor PlanPhilly Is there anyone who doesn't love Paris? No matter how many times I visit — and this time it amounted to one half-day…

Parkway Council seeks public opinion about Eakins Oval redesign

The Parkway Council is reaching out to the public with an online survey to study the potential reconfiguration of roads and sidewalks at Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum…

    • After attracting city agencies to the neighborhood, new homes are being constructed in the

Refusing to be forgotten

Blue hydrangeas bloom in pots outside three-story red brick homes, and wooden window boxes overflow with petunias and ivy along the tidy blocks of Queen Village. A handful of multi-million…

    • The plan for the park at Pier 53

The invisible becomes seen at site of future Pier 53 park

June 5, 2010By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyEast Torresdale resident Jack Butler, 67, stooped to add another long swoosh of bright blue paint to Washington Avenue, while South Philadelphia…

Northern Liberties Home and Garden Tour

June 4, 2010 Ever walk through Northern Liberties and wish you could get a closer look at a home or garden? Here's your chance. Northern Liberties Neighbors Association is sponsoring a…

    • View of Race Street Pier from Delaware Avenue

A glimpse of what Race Street Pier will become

June 2, 2010 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyIn most of Philadelphia, it was much hotter than a morning in early June had any right to be. But not at the end of a concrete…

Fourth Annual Ed Bacon Student Design Competition

Presenting the Fourth Annual Ed Bacon Student Design CompetitionPresented by the Ed Bacon Foundation and The Center for Architecture“Brown to Green” challenges students across North America to create a…

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