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Feb 4-8: Architecture in Film | Richard Saul Wurman | Inga Saffron and John King | From Tehran to Tahrir: Public Space Redefined

Here's what's on tap this week: SERIES: Architecture in Film: Aelita, Queen of Mars Monday, February 4, 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Architecture in Film,…

    • Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
    • The Architect's Newspaper hosted the panel on the city's mega-museums and their impact on smaller institutions at the Rosenbach Museum & Library.
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DesignPhiladelphia panel questions mega-museums

Philadelphia has been riding on the national bandwagon trend of tremendous cultural building and spending that boomed from roughly 1994 to 2008. With major museums and cultural institutions in place, Philadelphia,…

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Making Space Symposium: 9/27-9/28

This week PennDesign is hosting a two-day symposium on the concept of "making space" - in both the physical and experiential sense - examining new dimensions in design practice that depart…

    • Talk temporary placemaking interventions, like The Porch, on Monday night.
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June 4-8: 'Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper' placemaking | Eames short films | Transit of Venus viewing | Inga Saffron

Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper: Is Temporary the New Permanent? Monday, June 4, 6pm. International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor, South America Room. Join the Project for Public Spaces and University City…

    • Our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009
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Reimagining Urban Highways 2/23

In the coming decades I-95 will be rebuilt to the tune of billions in taxpayer dollars. And rather than seize this opportunity to create infrastructure that will beter serve Philadelphia in…

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Inga Saffron on "The Grand Adjustment" at TEDx

In November, TEDxPhilly brought together some of our city's brightest urbanists and performers for a day full of urban inspiration and ideas about The City. As promised, I'm sharing some…

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Philadelphia's New Day

I got up before dawn on Wednesday to visit Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for a panel called The Philadelphia Story: Planning, Politics and Reality. Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron*…

    • The Church of the Assumption was placed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in 2009.

State historical commission seeks to block Church of the Assumption demolition

(PlanPhilly intern Kimberley Richards contributed to this article)The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has entered the battle over the fate of the Church of the Assumption, with its chairman Wayne…

Sugar House Casino critiqued

The Sugar House Casino does not emulate the same neon signs and fancy infrastructure that so many other gambling houses possess. Inquirer Staff writer Inga Saffron reports that the Casino is…

Inga Saffron writes about Carl Greene's work in PHA

Carl R. Greene's troubles been prominently in the public eye the last month. However, he is also responsible for making a significant positive impact in the housing communities throughout the City.…

Changing Skyline: An artful urban casino or more big-box blah?

Changing Skyline: An artful urban casino or more big-box blah? Pennsylvania's new casinos take the architectural term decorated shed very much to heart. Harrah's Chester, the first to open in…

Skyline Online: Saffron responds to World Trade Center article

Skyline Online: Fantasy Towers Make the Biggest Noise Inquirer architectural critic Inga Saffron responds to yesterday's article on the World Trade Center project, a 20-year old proposal for four buildings…

Changing Skyline: A nonconformist's development coup

Changing Skyline: A nonconformist's development coup Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron comments on the Piazza at Schmidt's, the latest project of Northern Liberties developer Bart Blatstein.  The Piazza includes a…

Changing Skyline: Building a McMini

Changing Skyline: Building a McMini Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron writes about the $100,000 house being built in East Kensington that is already receiving accoldaes for its energy-efficient design.

Changing Skyline: Modernist gems of the Great Northeast

Changing Skyline: Modernist gems of the Great Northeast Inga Saffron writes about a local photographer's efforts to document modernist architecture in Northeast Philadelphia.

    • Preservation effort in Old City

Inga Saffron: planning starts for downtown casino

Nov. 14From Inga Saffron's Changing Skyline blog The Nutter Administration isn't wasting any time in laying the planning groundwork for a Center City casino. No sooner did City Council approve…

Obama and McCain campaigns discuss urban policy issues

Remember rejoicing when you read Inga Saffron's column during the Democratic Primary that called out how the candidates were ignoring urban issues?  Well, the remaining campaigns will make their best attempt…

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