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Eyes on the Street

March 24-28: Looking at Cities | Neighborhood Change | Cultural Communities | Learning from Asian Cities | TEDx

This week promises several interesting explorations about urbanization, city infrastructure, and neighborhood change. Plus TEDxPhiladelphia returns. INQUIRE: Jenny Odell: Looking at Cities Monday, March 24, 6-8pm. Moore College, Stewart Auditorium, 1916…

    • Spring 2014 | Rob Lybeck
Eyes on the Street

March 24: Open data frustration | Family Court art | Feibush cultivating committee people | Rental trends | Collapsing buildings, L&I triage | 27th/Girard mixed-use plans

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Bundle up for the next few cold days, and think spring as snow blows through tomorrow. Why did the city’s open data chief quit? On…

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Bicycle and pedestrian counters coming to area trails

Anyone who jogs, strolls or rolls on the Schuylkill River Trail or Kelly Drive on a warm, sunny day knows that those trails get a lot of bicycle and pedestrian traffic.…

    • Bike Cloud, by Ralph Tullie (location: Sister Cities Park)
Eyes on the Street

TEDxPhiladelphia: The new two-wheeled workshop of the world

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

    • Fueling the machine, Photo by Melon Images
Eyes on the Street

March 21-23: Academy of Natural Sciences turns 202 | Bicycle art benefit auction | Antique-a-Palooza | Philly Chili Bowl | Morris Arboretum kids' art series

Happy first weekend of spring, Eyes on the Street!  VISIT: Academy of Natural Sciences pay-what-you-wish Friday, March 21. 10am - 4:30pm. Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The…

    • Original Northeast High School, Photo by David Swift Photography
    • The uniform cornice lines of South 15th Street.

Blackwell drops height-limit bill; Council rezones for Comcast and Dranoff Hotel

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell said on Thursday that she won’t move forward with a bill that would prevent developers from building above two stories on blocks that are dominated by two-story buildings.…

    • Ivy Ridge Green cleanup
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April 5: Philly Spring Cleanup

The Streets Department says 1,014,540 pounds of trash and 23,341 pounds of recycling were picked up by more than 13,000 volunteers during the great Philly Spring Cleanup of 2013. How much…

    • 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…

    • Darrell Clarke

Council President Clarke’s initiative: How to avoid NTI Jr.

The Council President has a plan. He wants the city to support a multi-million dollar bond issue that, combined with other funding, will finance the development of many units of housing…

    • TEDxPhiladelphia 2011 | Kevin Monko
Eyes on the Street

TEDxPhiladelphia 2014: Our tour, free tickets, and beyond

PlanPhilly is a proud partner of TEDxPhiladelphia 2014. This year's theme - the New Workshop of the World - is something we think about often as we write about ways Philly…

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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…

    • Ben Franklin Bridge, Photo by Melon Images
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PCPC hears about Bartram's Mile

The Planning Commission Tuesday heard an information-only presentation on a key part of implementing Philadelphia2035,  a description of the first phase of the Bartam's Mile project, which will create new parks…

    •  Larry Magid at Electric Company book signing / courtesy TemplePress

Local concert legend Larry Magid would oversee entertainment at proposed Provence casino

If Tower Entertainment gets Philadelphia's remaining casino license, the proposed Provence casino's entertainment offerings would be managed by Philadelphia music mogul Larry Magid. “He's going to oversee the nightlife productions of…

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Points of LEVERAGE: How Community Design Collaborative and Office of Housing and Community Development work together

Design as process. Design as product. They’re equally important and both will be in the spotlight this evening at LEVERAGE, a benefit for the Community Design Collaborative at the University…

    • Site of East Market development, 1100 block of Market
    • Planning Commission opposes bill changing Registered Community Organization requirements

Planning Commission executive director's report

Philadelphia City Planning Commission approval of minutes of Jan. 28, Feb. 18 and Feb. 28 meetings. Executive Director  Gary Jastrzab  wins 2014 Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence. See full video…

    • cash for gold by G.W. Miller III

Planning Commission recommends remapping in Spring Garden, Northern Liberties

Earlier this year, Council President Darrell Clarke introduced a bill that would create a new zoning overlay in the area bounded by Broad and 18th, Spring Garden and Callowhill streets. The…

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CHOP presents Schuylkill River research/office tower to PCPC

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Tuesday gave the city planning commission a first look at its plans for a research and office facility at 700 Schuylkill Ave. That's the east side…

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