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    • SCHUYLKILL AVENUE  PHASE 1  THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA

Design review committee tells CHOP to make better connections to river and neighborhoods, and be less auto-centric

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's proposed research and office complex on the Schuylkill River at South Street should be better connected to the river and the city and be less “auto-centric,”…

    • City Lights, Photo by Al BeFranke
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Philly Tech Week picks for the plannerdly

A welcomed and now familiar harbinger of spring, Philly Tech Week is back beginning Friday, April 4. The weeklong event series celebrates technology and innovation in Philadelphia and has a robust…

    • Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Delaware River from Penn Treaty Park, January 2014
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April 1: Saving sturgeon | $35m to protect Delaware watershed | PGW sale review | Art Nouveau on Lehigh Ave. | Philip's revival

Good morning, and Happy April Fools’ Day Streeters. (No, Penn didn’t try to buy Drexel. And sorry, NIMBY hasn't been added to the OED.) Lawsuits filed by Delaware Riverkeeper…

    • Mixplace Studio students spoke at the historic spot Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Freedom Now Rally
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Trolley tour takes memory lane trip on Lincoln Highway

Philadelphia is home to a lot of the country’s first, but it is not often lauded as home to the first transcontinental highway, which thanks to Lincoln Highway, it is. This…

    • Quince Street | Michael Klusek, EOTS Flickr Group
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March 31-April 4: Rafael Moneo | Restoring historic streets | CHOP expansion | Walking Day | Richard Forman | Green treasures in Queen Village and Bella Vista

Here's a look at what's ahead this week: TALK: Rafael Moneo Monday, March 31, 6:30-8:30pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Join PennDesign in welcoming celebrated architect Jose Rafael Moneo…

    • Death of Industry  | Michael Klusek
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March 31: CHOP's poor urbanism | Slumlord's empire back on the block | Blatstein buying Foxwoods site (again) | Jefferson buys PSFS at 7th and Walnut | Unmeasurable KOZ

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here’s a real estate roundup to start your Monday: This week we’ll be hearing more about the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s plans to build a…

    • A vacant Keystone Opportunity Zone in Brewerytown

Keystone Opportunity Zones not designed to be measured

From where City Controller Alan Butkovitz is sitting, the Keystone Opportunity Zone program in Philadelphia is a major disappointment. Butkovitz released a report earlier this month saying that the program, which…

    • Viking Mill
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Our City Invincible: On Creativity, Capacity, and Collaboration in the New Workshop of the World [TEDxPhiladelphia]

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". For our last installment, here's EOTS editor…

    • Crane Building | Gary Reed
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March 28-30: TEDx viewing | Fourth Friday | South Bank tour | Waste management tour | Smith Memorial Playground Play-A-Palooza | Art-Centric Book Fair

Hello Streeters! Here are a few events to take your mind off of this weekend's dreary weather forecast.   WATCH: TEDxPhiladelphia viewing party Friday, March 28. 8:30am - 6pm. Impact HUB,…

    • Abandoned tax delinquent property on the 2300 block of Gerrit Street in Point Breeze (Clem Murray / Inquirer)

District Council members assign targets for affordable housing

Five members of City Council introduced bills on Thursday designating certain portions of their districts as “opportunity zones,” areas that will be targeted by Council President Darrell Clarke’s 1,500 Affordable Housing…

    • This weekend SOSNA turned on the Catherine Thorn fountain in the northern triangle
    • Reinventing Older Communities

Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity

Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity Monday, May 12, to Wednesday, May 14 Loews Philadelphia HotelRegistration Fee: $495; $395 staff of nonprofit organizations; $150 students From May 12–14, 2014,…

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No billboard overhaul this spring

City Council voted on Thursday to suspend a bill that would have created a new set of regulations for outdoor advertising in Philadelphia. The bill was introduced by Councilman Bobby Henon…

    • Spring Garden over the Schuylkill River and MLK Drive

DVRPC approves $99.7 million in state funds, King of Prussia Rail analysis

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) voted today to approve the region's first influx of Act 89 state transportation funding dollars - an addition of more than $99.7 million for…

    • 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 …

    • Mummers Parade, Photo by Shrimpcracker
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March 27: Census shows growth | Transit Workers Union not afraid of strike | Taxing shale, funding schools | Red light camera support wanes | Shopping center sold

Philadelphia's population grew 0.29 percent between July 2012 and July 2013. The latest Census data shows the city's population grew by 4,518 residents. The growth is smaller, though, than it was…

    • 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…

    • Conceptual design for 22nd/Market memorial park
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Aspirations for 22nd and Market memorial park design

On the morning of June 5, 2013 six people died when a wall being carelessly demolished collapsed onto the Salvation Army store next door, at the corner of 22nd and Market…

    • 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…

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