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    • Row in a Row | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Adopt Housing Trust Strategy to Preserve Neighborhood Balance

Community Contributor and former Philadelphia Housing Director John Kromer offers some ideas about how Philly can preserve housing affordability for low- and moderate-income families in ways other than inclusionary requirements for…

    • An overview shot of the APM neighborhood, as seen from 9th and Montgomery

Clarke’s plan and why all affordable housing isn’t created equal

City Council President Darrell Clarke’s new affordable housing initiative marks Philadelphia’s latest foray into large-scale, placed-based planning.  The goal is to create “affordable housing opportunities in communities where property values are…

    • 1800 block of N. Marston

Councilwoman Tasco: Take a closer look at those “Apples”

Councilwoman Tasco and I agree that, with respect to affordable housing in Philadelphia, “The need is real.”  We also agree that, in her words, “Council’s plan [the “1,500 New Affordable Housing…

    • 51st and Baltimore

Tasco takes issue with Kromer analysis of Clarke's affordable housing plan

It was disappointing to see PlanPhilly/Philly.com publish John Kromer’s deeply flawed analysis comparing City Council’s 1,500 New Affordable Housing Units Initiative with the Street Administration’s Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (NTI). As I…

    • Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez stands in front of 2432 N. 4th Street, a blighted, tax delinquent property in her district March 1, 2013. (David Swanson / Inquirer Staff Photographer)

A proposal for financing properties acquired by the Philadelphia Land Bank

The Philadelphia Land Bank needs a source of funding to pay for the maintenance of the blighted vacant buildings and lots that it will be acquiring, owning, and holding until they…

Eyes on the Street

A Philadelphia Land Bank - Why We Need to Get it Right [DAGspace]

A Philadelphia Land Bank - Why We Need to Get it Right [pdf] by John Kromer There’s money to be made in Philadelphia’s vacant buildings and lots. As the…

    • Vacancy in Mantua

A Philadelphia land bank – Why we need to get it right [DAGspace]

By John Kromer There’s money to be made in Philadelphia’s vacant buildings and lots. As the city’s real estate market continues its slow recovery, more investors and developers are going to…

    • Mural at N. 6th St. (photo by Neal Santos)

The rewards of redevelopment: stabilization and safety

A five-minute tour of Eastern North Philadelphia is enough to convince most anyone that the neighborhood is on the rebound: the abundance of newly built homes and cleaned and greened lots…

    • Special Report: APM set its own rules

Special Report: APM set its own rules

In a city like Philadelphia, where big deals still get hammered out in back rooms and close ties to politicians are a basic part of doing business, even the well intentioned…

    • Customers smile while waiting in line at the deli at Cousin's supermarket

Special Report: A new face on race relations

In the 1970s the city of Philadelphia was less a melting pot than a cauldron: a combustible mix of ethnic and racial tension, economic collapse and an aggressive police force that…

    • Kroc Center site

Vacancy victories are rare, but city says reform is coming

For experienced and savvy developers like Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, navigating Philadelphia's bewildering system for acquiring and developing vacant land is a tedious chore, but doable. For developers who are…

    • Houses along 21st and Carpenter Streets. | Photo: Neal Santos

South by Southwest: how Center City's relentless expansion remade a historic neighborhood

The transformation of Southwest Center City from one of Philadelphia's most blighted and crime-riddled neighborhoods to one of its most desirable is nearly complete. On some blocks, luxe town homes now…

    • 2010 Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting and Urban Land Expo

ULI: How comeback cities are getting it done

May 13 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyThe speakers at Thursday's ULI Urban Marketplace forum spoke on many topics ranging from transportation to tax structure, parks to industrial sites, commercial…

    • John Kromer's Book

Book Review: "Fixing Broken Cities"

April 5, 2010By Elise ViderFor PlanPhilly Like Zelig, the Woody Allen character who is omnipresent at important historical events, John Kromer has been a participant in – or at…

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