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January 17-20: Robert A.M. Stern, Megaprojects & The Battle for Atlantic Yards, Chang, Lower Schuylkill Master Plan open houses, Philadelphia's walkability

“Architecture and Place” with Robert A. M. Stern Tuesday, January 17, 6:30-8pm. Drexel University, Mandell Theater, 33rd and Chestnut Street. Robert A.M. Stern comes to Drexel’s Westphal College of Media…

    • The current Columbia Avenue and a prospective future

Ideas for the Columbia Avenue Connector project

The Columbia Avenue of the future will likely be lined with trees, but just how many specimens remains under discussion.Some neighbors of the Fishtown street are concerned about sacrificing parking…

Architectural Walking Tours

The Center for Architecture is pleased to partner with the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia to bring you more walking tours of Philadelphia and its architecture. Preservation Alliance tours focus mainly…

    • New light towers grace the South Street Bridge and should be officially illuminated soon.
Eyes on the Street

2011 Zoning and transportation roundups, Independence Hall unwrapped, South Street Bridge lighting tests, PHL delays not the worst

  PlanPhilly is looking back on 2011 every day until year’s end. Yesterday Jared Brey’s 2011: A Zoning Odyssey recounted the run-up to Philadelphia’s new zoning code set to be signed…

    • Lost Craft | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

PlanPhilly looks back: SS United States, Sunoco still seeks refinery buyers, no Promise Neighborhoods grant for Universal, Bill Green on BPT reform

Lost Craft | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group Today, PlanPhilly begins its look back at 2011 with a piece on the SS United States, by Steven…

Eyes on the Street

The Buzz: Zoning Case | Callowhill NID | Mount Moriah | Open Space Accolades | Traffic Study for Delaware Ave

The Daily News lays out the case for a new zoning code. Will City Council get the job done this session? Today City Council will take up the question of…

Eyes on the Street

The Buzz: Tax-Delinquent Philly | Lady Zaha | Post-Sonoco Schuylkill | UC growing

In another installment of PlanPhilly and The Inquirer's collaborative reporting project about tax-delinquent properties in Philadelphia, Patrick Kerkstra explains how Philadelphia is failing to proceed on taxes owed. Newsworks previews…

    • Holding out hope for Mount Moriah Cemetery

Holding out hope for Mount Moriah Cemetery

On one recent Sunday afternoon, Mount Moriah Cemetery in Southwest Philadelphia was almost pastoral. Tidy rows of white stones, marking the graves of several hundred Civil War soldiers, gleamed in the…

    • Among neighborhoods that have made strides this year is East Logan, which is on the verge of achieving historic district status.

Conference to focus on building strengths of 'middle-market' communities

The future of a neighborhood can be secured by preserving its past. That’s one of the messages that will be shared at the Oct. 8 conference, “A Sense of Place: Preserving…

Philadelphia County Safety Map

Philadelphia Speaks has posted on their forum a map of what some people may consider safe and unsafe neighborhoods throughout the city. Created by dorydorado, this map illustrates green, yellow, orange…

    • Ben Leech's drawing of an

New blog brings an artist's eye to historic preservation

It’s part secret cinema, part New Yorker portraiture, part soft-boiled detective. “Field Notes (,” the month-old blog on the website of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, takes a…

    • PennDOT worker installing the new Girard Ave signs. (PennDOT photo)

PennDOT meets to discuss how trees, lighting, crosswalks can complement I-95 plans

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has been meeting with representatives from neighborhoods and organizations along the I-95 corridor from Vine Street to Allegheny Avenue to find out what long-range plans these…

    • Livable Communities and Philadelphia

Livable Communities and Philadelphia

On Monday, May 17th, Livable Communities Task Force Members Earl Blumenauer and Allyson Y. Schwartz will join Penn Design School’s Penn Praxis and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia for…

Write Congress to Help Complete the Trail

In March, bicyclists, walkers, and trail users from around the country convened in Washington D.C. to advocate for better policies and laws to improve bicycling and walking in cities, towns, the…

Apply to appear in new Airport mural

How Philly Moves! How Philly Moves is an extraordinary new work of community-based public art that celebrates the joy of dance—coming to the Philadelphia International Airport in June 2011. Do you…

    • Philly Live plan

PCPC OKs new transit zoning, Parkside Historic District

Oct. 20 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The Philadelphia City Planning Commission, during its monthly meeting Tuesday, signed off on a significant change to the way a city agency…

    • NW corner of 40th and Walnut Streets, sponsored by University City District

Taking back the streets - part deux

Sept. 18 Philadelphia's second annual PARK(ing) Day was in full swing Friday, drawing the curious all over the city to take part in a large-scale experiment using urban parking spaces for…

    • PennDesign Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor

Figuring out how to make Philly work better

July 21 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyLocal and national experts in sustainable and regional planning will gather at The University of Pennsylvania this week to ponder the idea of…

    • Endangered library

Libraries at risk

Haddington branch Nov. 25 New series casts light on historic and unique sites that may be at risk of deterioration or demolition. By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyWhen Mayor Nutter announced…

Photo Slideshow: Bartram's Garden

Philadelphia is a city of many "oldests," hidden treasures, and historic green spaces.  Bartram's Garden is all of the above. America's oldest surviving botanical garden -- and one of the most…

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