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    • Fitler Square morning, April 2014
Eyes on the Street

Fitler Square refreshed

“They’re back and they’re beautiful,” said Cecil Smith, enjoying his first spring morning in Fitler Square, sitting on one of the square’s 14 new benches. Smith says he enjoys the atmosphere…

    • Pier 68

Angler alert! Pier 68 may have to wait

Philadelphia may have to wait longer than expected for a new fishing pier and wetlands park at Pier 68 in Pennsport. The goal has been to open the pier park, located…

    • Two of the YouthBuild students help Andrew Palewski position one of the original porch columns | YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter
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TEDxPhiladelphia: The new classroom of the world

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and we're sharing ways we think Philly is becoming a "New Workshop of the World". You can also join us for a …

    • The collapse site from above, from the RiverWest Condominium's rooftop.

Site of fatal building collapse will become public memorial park

Mayor Michael Nutter announced on Thursday that a property at the corner of 22nd and Market streets in Center City will become a memorial park to honor the six people killed…

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Call on the Mayor and City Council to close the ($5 Million) gap for Parks and Recreation

A message from the Parks Alliance. "Join Us to show STRONG and ORGANIZED SUPPORT for Parks and Recreation at the upcoming City Council budget hearing. Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis will be testifying…

    • Fenced off East Park Canoe House
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East Park Canoe House to be restored for Temple rowing

The Schuylkill River's East Park Canoe House and Temple University’s rowing teams are getting new leases on life. The City announced yesterday that the historic East Park Canoe House will undergo…

    • Auto Civitas Vision

Ed Bacon competition examines Philly with driver-less cars

Student winners include teams from Cornell, Penn and the University of Texas; Former Mayor and Governor Rendell gets Edmund N. Bacon Prize What would life in Philadelphia look like if cars,…

    • Paul vanMeter, 2013 | Bob Bruhin, all rights reserved
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Remembering Paul vanMeter (1960-2014)

[UPDATED 2/14/14] The Reading Viaduct lost one its most passionate advocates last week with the sudden passing of Paul vanMeter. On February 6 vanMeter died of natural causes at the age of…

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Nutter, Clarke agree to preliminary plan for JFK Plaza

Mayor Michael Nutter and Council President Darrell Clarke met in the shadow of Philadelphia’s iconic LOVE statue Monday afternoon to discuss what they are saying is a shared vision for the…

    • Pier 68 postcard

Public meeting with Pier 68 designers set; DRWC 5-year report released

Got an idea for the future of Pier 68? Everyone's invited to talk with the design team that will create a wetlands park from the former industrial pier at a Feb.…

    • 12th Street Overpass | Studio Bryan Hanes
Eyes on the Street

When will construction start on Phase 1 of the Rail Park?

Creating a linear park out of the whole Reading Viaduct and City Branches may be a long way off, but last year hopes were high that Phase 1 of the project…

    • Wissahickon Valley Park
Eyes on the Street

More than $1 million floods Wissahickon Valley Park

More than one million people trek into Wissahickon Valley Park each year. That’s a lot for a park that was never designed to handle that level of traffic. Luckily, four recent…

    • a sea of emergency responders filled 22nd street as seen from the jfk blvd bridge original

PlanPhilly Year in Review: 2013

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…

    • An EPA official at the trail opening ceremony commended the city for its greening efforts
Eyes on the Street

Grant funding for Penn Treaty Park playground and Pulaski Park pier

As part of $38 million in PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grants announced last week, two of the city's Delaware waterfront parks will be getting upgrades. The Department of…

    • Wissahickon East Project
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Neighbors clean newly secured East Mount Airy parkland

Just before the first snowfall of the season, volunteers gathered in East Mount Airy to clean six acres of former farm land that, after years of neighbor-developer conflict, the city has…

    • Rowers on the river, Canoe House fenced off
Eyes on the Street

Future for East Park Canoe House uncertain after Temple cut crew

An unexpected casualty in the fallout from Temple University’s decision to cut seven athletic teams, including men's and women's crew, is the historic East Park Canoe House. Temple was considering…

    • Transit-oriented development grows in Fox Chase, but doubts exist in business community

Central Northeast District draft plan to be revealed in December

The draft recommendations for the Central Northeast District Plan include improving mass transit and making the major auto thoroughfare – Roosevelt Boulevard – safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Based on…

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Plant flowers at Race Street Pier, find other ways to LOVE Your Park this weekend

Love spring flowers? You can help them grow on Race Street Pier by assisting the Friends of Race Street Pier  plant 1,000 spring bulbs on Saturday. Tammy Leigh DeMent, the Pennsylvania…

    • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and Council President Clarke unveiled the newly renovated Amos Playground
Eyes on the Street

Parks and Rec unveils new Amos Playground equipment

In a neighborhood where discussion usually centers around the student housing boom, Philadelphia Parks and Rec and City Council President Darrell Clarke came together to unveil something designed specifically for the…

    • A cyclist cruises on the new Port Richmond Trail's new pervious pavement

Completed Port Richmond Trail returns the river to its neighbors

One year and one week after officials broke ground on the Port Richmond Trail, they returned to open the 1.6-mile segment, which runs along Allegheny and Delaware avenues to Lewis…

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