Articles http://planphilly.com/articles Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:03:04 -0400 en <![CDATA[Parsing income-based definitions of gentrification]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19762 What is the opposite of gentrification?

By one definition, it might be happening in a small rectangular census tract in North Philadelphia, which runs from Broad to 19th streets from Montgomery…

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:03:04 -0400
<![CDATA[July 28: Convention environmentalism | Candidates on infrastructure | Sidewalk burdens]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19788 It's DNC Day 4, Philly, and the end is in sight. Stay tuned to NewsWorks’ Decision 2016 page for all things convention week.

If seeing all those plastic water bottles used…

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:21:39 -0400
<![CDATA[For DNC Philadelphia archive showcases evolving American democracy, from founding fathers to fights for equality]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19786 If you stop by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) this week, you’ll see a collection of prized treasures—with a strong civil rights theme.

The display is a part of PoliticalFest…

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:21:00 -0400
<![CDATA[July 27: Public art seeks Common Ground at convention | Keeping peace | Why affordable housing is unaffordable to build]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19785 It's DNC Day 3, Philly, and we’re halfway there. Stay tuned to NewsWorks’ Decision 2016 page for all things convention week.

What makes the good life? What is truth? Artists are…

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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:17:02 -0400
<![CDATA[City advances redesign for North American Street, including 28-foot wide bioswale]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19781

North American Street could become the city’s premiere example of a green street, using the road’s expansive width to soak up stormwater with a 28-foot wide bioswale running up the center…

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:46:00 -0400
<![CDATA[July 26: Know-Nothings of today | Reality tour of Kensington | Homeless outreach]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19779 DNC Day 2, Philly. Stay cool and stay tuned to NewsWorks’ Decision 2016 page for all things convention week -- from street protests to politics in the hall. 

Speaking at the…

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:29:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Subway was the best way to DNC on Monday, until security shut it down]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19780 For most of Monday, the subway was the best way to get down to the Democratic National Convention.

Delegates reported taxi and uberX trips to the Wells Fargo Center from Center…

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:48:32 -0400
<![CDATA[Conventions past: Democrats in Philly, 1936]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19686

Once again Philadelphia is the happy host for to a national political convention, and we're taking a look back at conventions held in the city via the Evening Bulletin's photo archives.…

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:06:48 -0400
<![CDATA[July 25: Tim Kaine, urbanist | Silverliner stress tests | South Street embezzlement]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19763 It's time to welcome the DNC, Philly. Stay tuned to NewsWorks’ Decision 2016 page for all things convention week.

Wondering who Tim Kaine is? An urbanist. CityLab lays out Hillary Clinton’s…

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:39:00 -0400
<![CDATA[A different city, then: Looking back at Philadelphia's transformation for the 2000 RNC as it readies for the DNC]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19768 In Republican circles, the “Warehouse Party” is legendary.

During every Republican National Convention (RNC), John Boehner throws a four-day party in a secret location somewhere in the host city. It began…

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[PlanPhilly’s guide to getting around during the DNC]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19767

As you might have heard, Philadelphia hosts the Democratic National Convention this coming week. Officially it’s Monday through Thursday, but Hillary Clinton has tacked on a rally on Independence Mall Friday…

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:43:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Judge postpones day of reckoning for Uber in Philly while taxis promise not to strike]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19765 Philadelphia taxi drivers and disabled activists went to court today with high hopes.

The groups weren't happy with a deal struck between the Philadelphia Parking Authority and Uber allowing the ride-hailing…

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:04:00 -0400
<![CDATA[July 22: No protest permits for Dilworth | Spring Arts District in Callowhill | Girard Avenue Theater]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19760 Jake Blumgart profiles Jim Kenney for The American Prospect, with observations on the tensions between some of the expectations Kenney set for modern governance during his campaign, and the reality of…

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:58:33 -0400
<![CDATA[SEPTA to end Key card’s 10,000 cap starting August 1st as rollout continues]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19761 As Elvis famously sang, only fools rush in.

SEPTA’s taking that to heart with its rollout of its new payment technology, the SEPTA Key fare card. When it first debuted…

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:43:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Philadelphia only county in Southeast PA seeing growth in prime working-age population]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19759

new analysis by Governing Magazine finds that Philadelphia and New Castle were the only two counties in the Philadelphia region to experience growth in their prime working-age populations between 2010…

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:37:21 -0400
<![CDATA[Redevelopment Authority seeking proposals for Germantown YWCA, again]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19758 The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the Germantown YWCA on Monday, seeking a developer to rehab the unoccupied property on Germantown Avenue, which has sat…

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:56:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Philadelphia University rezoning, Ridge Flats development approved by Planning Commission]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19756 The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) unanimously approved a zoning change supporting Philadelphia University’s master plan for expansion at its meeting on Tuesday.

The Civic Design Review committee narrowly approved the…

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:08:19 -0400
<![CDATA[Planning Commission updated on Upper North District Plan, accepts Walnut Hill Neighborhood Plan]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19755
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) Matt Wysong, a district planner for the Upper Northwest and Lower Northwest, gave an update on the Upper North District planning…

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:55:00 -0400
<![CDATA[July 21: Kensington pop-up landfill | Self-gerrymandering in Philly and Cleveland | Awesometown gets LEED Platinum]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19754 Ptah Gabrie at The Spirit of the Riverwards looks into the vicious cycle of illegal dumping on the Kensington "mega lots" formerly partly occupied by the Buck Hosiery building, which burned…

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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:41:21 -0400
<![CDATA[Stay of demolition in place for 4046-48 Chestnut until October, pending appeal and designation hearings]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19753 In an opinion issued July 20, Court of Common Pleas Judge Linda Carpenter ordered that the stay of demolition for 4046-4048 Chestnut Street is to remain in effect until October 15,…

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:10:00 -0400