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    • Perelman Center

January 22: Katz for Mayor? | Uber data | Spoke Mag release | Lit Bros billboard

Patrick Kerkstra thinks Ken Trujillo's exit from the 2015 campaign has made a Sam Katz run more likely. The Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority's new report says Philadelphia has only 47…

    • Darrell Clarke

Clarke to send planning and development re-org plan back to committee for more discussion

Council President Darrell Clarke said on Thursday that he would send his proposal to restructure the city's planning and development agencies back to committee for more discussion and amendments. The proposal, which would…

    • South Philadelphia District plan meeting, Feb. 9, 2015

Planning Commission hears South Philadelphia District update

Tuesday, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission heard about the research and civic engagement PCPC staff had conducted on planning and zoning goals for the South District, which is bounded, very roughly,…

    • l and i

Civic groups ask Clarke to pull back charter change proposal

A group of civic associations from across the city has sent a letter to all members of City Council asking for a proposed charter change to be removed from Council’s agenda…

    • Trains to New Jersey

DRPA doings: Board drops Johnny Doc, Riverlink Ferry; gains wifi and SEPTA Key access

This morning's Delaware River Port Authority board meeting was about as jam-packed and exciting as transportation authority board meetings can get, replete with (extremely respectful) demonstrators, (long-planned) approvals for major projects,…

    • Ken Trujillo

#PHL2015: Ken Trujillo abruptly cancels Mayoral bid

In a surprise move, former city Solicitor and Mayoral contender Ken Trujillo suddenly withdrew from the Philadelphia Mayoral race Wednesday, citing family issues. The official statement is below. We'll update this…

    • Moving On. | Julia Rowe, EOTS Flickr Group

Planning Commission approves Land Bank plan

The City Planning Commission added its approval to the first strategic plan for the Philadelphia Land Bank on Tuesday. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the plan after a presentation from John…

    • Love Park top word cloud

Love Park: Civic engagement hands off to design work

Months of civic engagment - which produced over 650 ideas for a Love Park redo from interested citizens - came to a conclusion Tuesday evening as Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and…

    • Horn and Hardart can

January 21: Trujillo wants permanent IG | At-Large field shaping up | Furness church saved

Mayoral candidate Ken Trujillo is calling for Philadelphia's independent inspector general and chief integrity officer positions to be made permanent roles in the city charter, following on an op-ed by Terry…

    • grandmother

How live-in grandmas help moms cut their car trips

Does having a grandparent around to share in the child-caring duties change mothers' transportation habits? Some new research from Kelcie Ralph and Anne Brown at UCLA's Institute of Transportation Studies suggests…

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

3-D billboard proposal presented to Planning Commission

The outdoor advertising company that wants to build three-dimensional digital billboards in a few corners of Center City presented its proposal to the City Planning Commission on Tuesday. Because the bill…

    • Delaware Generating Station, 2014
Eyes on the Street

New chapter possible for Delaware Generating Station

The hulking power plant just north of Penn Treaty Park on Fishtown's waterfront sits silent, its stacks rusting and concrete chipped. Exelon announced plans to sell the underused Delaware Generating Station…

    • Mayfair parents protest for stop sign

January 20: Foster's second Philly building | Lyft launching soon | Invention of jaywalking

Starchitect Norman Foster just can't get enough of Philly. In addition to the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, Foster + Partners will also design the $1.5 billion replacement for the Penn…

    • Jonathan Saidel

January 16: Saidel courted for #PHL2015 | DC developer's Philly plans | Not-so-Italian Market

Nelson Diaz kicked off his run for Mayor, and Jonathan Saidel is apparently being courted to run. The Mayor's Office of Sustainability and Azavea made this cool website visualizing Philly's building…

    • New pergola on the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk, January 2014
Eyes on the Street

SPOTTED: Pergolas on the Schuylkill

It may be the season for contemplating cross-country skiing on the Schuylkill River’s celebrated new boardwalk, but soon enough visitors will enjoy relief from the sun thanks to new pergolas recently…

    • West Philly Earth Ship
    • City Council President Darrell Clarke

Darrell Clarke wants to restructure the government. Does anybody else?

It wasn’t hostility that filled the Council Chambers last month, when the committee on law and government held a hearing to consider a proposal to restructure the local government and create…

    • Leslie Richards

Tom Wolf picks MontCo Commissioner and DVRPC Chair Leslie Richards to head PennDOT

Governor-elect Tom Wolf announced today his choice for Department of Transportion secretary: Montgomery County Commissioner and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Chair Leslie Richards. She will need to be confirmed by…

    • Cherelle Parker

VIDEO: Rep. Cherelle Parker talks about holding elected officials accountable

Councilwoman Marian Tasco’s office confirmed on Tuesday that she’ll be retiring after her current term in City Council ends at the beginning of next year. The news was first reported by…

    • Roger Ross will rehabilitate 365 Green Lane. He plans to move in with his wife and two kids. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Community relieved by new plans to rehabilitate historic Green Lane property

Applause broke out at the Central Roxborough Civic Association meeting on Thursday evening when Roger Ross — a lifelong Roxborough resident and new owner of 365 Green Lane — took to…

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