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    • SEPTA REVENUE PERFORMANCE FY 2015 Actual vs. FY 2014 Actual

SEPTA Board update: Agency posts ridership gains in January; annual officer elections

Meet the new SEPTA Board, same as the old SEPTA board (pretty much). The SEPTA Board met Thursday for its regular and annual meeting, electing its officers for the year, welcoming…

    • Dormont Station plaza level

Keystone Crossroads: Pileggi bill aims to clear the regulatory debris from the fast-track to transit oriented development

A bill to overhaul Pennsylvania's underutilized Transit Revitalization Investment District Act is currently working its way through Harrisburg, exciting proponents of transit oriented development who have been underwhelmed so far by…

    • Pedestrian Crash Locations

Azavea and PlanPhilly map Philly's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians

Since 2008, the number of Philadelphia pedestrians hit by cars has held steady at over 1,700 per year. The exact number has jumped around a bit from year to year, but…

    • W Hotel rendering

February 27: W Hotel rising | Kerkstra's Mayoral platform | Plastic bag tax

Pedestrian fatalities have been increasing in Pennsylvania. Construction has begun on the new W Hotel on the parking lot near 15th and Chestnut. There's a new push to tax plastic bags.…

    • Emanuel Kelly (left) succeeds Sean Buffington as Art Commission chairman

Emanuel Kelly takes the chair at the Art Commission

Emanuel Kelly, a respected architect with local roots, will be the new Chairman of the Philadelphia Art Commission, a powerful gatekeeping body that stewards the city's visual legacy. Kelly succeeds former…

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Eyes on the Street

Streetviews: Q&A with Women's Community Revitalization Project's Nora Lichtash

This week we continue our Streetviews video series with Nora Lichtash, director of the Women’s Community Revitalization Project. Nora talks about the power of coalition advocacy, development without displacement, and…

    • Blue Horizon interior

Historical Commission to decide whether to protect Blue Horizon

For the past five years, a small group of developers has been trying to gather the money to turn North Broad Street’s Blue Horizon—formerly a Moose Lodge and later, more famously,…

    • Median parking

February 26: Doc and Sweeney to Port Authority | DIY Wayfinding | Philly Parking Wasteland

Google is making a big investment in residential solar. Jerry Sweeney and Johnny Doc were selected to join the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority board. Hot new Tumblr dedicated to complaining…

    • Its A Show | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Road to development reform should start at L&I

City Council President Darrell Clarke has spent recent months advancing a plan to reorganize the city’s planning and development functions into a new cabinet-level Department of Planning and Development through a…

    • SEPTA Key Kiosk

Can SEPTA Key unlock a better tomorrow or will it lock in bitter disappointment?

4,323. That’s how many words long SEPTA’s FAQ is for its new fare system, SEPTA Key. That’s longer than Hamlet’s oft cut play-within-a-play by a solid thousand words. And just like…

    • Ice palace

February 25: Wolf won't fill court vacancies | Jobs trickle back to city centers | SEPTA's fire response

Tom Wolf isn't going to fill either state Supreme Court vacancy now that his Republican nominee withdrew after the discovery of a racist cartoon he emailed to some friends and colleagues.…

    • Sidewalk Closed at 12th Street
Eyes on the Street

Improve Philly’s great walkability by unblocking sidewalks

A key piece of the Better Mobility Philadelphia 2015 platform is enhancing Philly's walkability, a legacy strength rooted in our intimate street grid. For this week's election season op-ed Feet First…

    • SEPTA poster

Delays reported on the SEPTA Key: "Sometime in 2015" for most lines, March 2016 for regional rail

It seems as though SEPTA officials have learned to stop giving estimates for the launch of SEPTA Key, given how often it's been pushed back. “Sometime in 2015” for the…

    • Safety island

Jim Kenney's new website endorses Vision Zero and takes some planning and transportation positions

Ex-Councilman and current mayoral contender Jim Kenney has been a prominent advocate for pedestrian safety for some time on City Council, and that came through in our Q&A with him this…

    • Urban Experiential Display - Screenshot from promotional video | Catalyst Outdoor

Committee approves bill allowing 3-D digital ads in Center City

A giant synthetic forearm bursts through the streetscape, lifting a digital-advertising sphere into the sky above the Reading Terminal Market. Seven members of City Council saw it and said, “Yes. Absolutely.”…

    • Cherelle Parker

February 24: Parker announces for 9th District | Kensington fire | Philly sprawl

Rep. Cherelle Parker formally announced her candidacy for 9th District Councilwoman Marian Tasco's seat. Tasco is retiring from Council. There was a massive fire in a commercial building in Kensington this…

    • Figure 1: Word cloud of terms used in PlanPhilly titles

From the Editor: PlanPhilly finds a new home at WHYY

For the past nine years, PlanPhilly has worked to hold the city accountable through beat reporting about planning, design, preservation and development news, investigative journalism and data analysis on issues such…

    • Settlement was made last month for the purchase of the site of the former Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in East Falls by NewCourtland Senior Services. (Brian Hickey/WHYY)

Residents await plans for former EPPI building in East Falls

Settlement was made last month for the purchase of the site of the former Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in East Falls by NewCourtland Senior Services.  The Pennsylvania Department of General Services…

    • Nelson Diaz (Photo courtesy of Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Q&A: Nelson Diaz on affordable housing, attracting new business, and expanding SEPTA

PlanPhilly sat down with former Common Pleas Judge, Department of Housing and Urban Development General Counsel, Exelon Director and current Mayoral contender Nelson Diaz last week for a wide-ranging conversation that…

    • Nelson Diaz (Photo courtesy of Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Q&A with Nelson Diaz: Full version

PlanPhilly sat down with former Common Pleas Judge, Department of Housing and Urban Development General Counsel, Exelon Director and current Mayoral contender Nelson Diaz last week for a wide-ranging conversation that…

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