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UC Review: Walnut Hill homes to receive makeovers

UC Review: Walnut Hill homes to receive makeovers In the span of a single day, five Walnut Hill homes will undergo essential renovations on Saturday, October 10th. That’s when Rebuilding…

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Avencia launching Walkshed Philadelphia

In conjunction with Walk21, the 10th International Conference on Walking and Livable Communities (New York, Oct. 7-9), Avencia is launching Walkshed Philadelphia, an online application that enables the public…

    • Zoning Code Commission

Zoning Code progress report Wednesday night

Oct. 7 Citizens flocked to city council chambers and were briefed on the detailed recommendations for the city’s new code that the Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission has drafted as it kicked…

    • Prototype for Silverliner V

SEPTA issues new timeline for Silverliner V cars

SEPTA has revised its timeline for bringing the new Silverliner V railcars into service, project manager David Casper told the Citizen Advisory Committee’s regional rail subcommittee on Tuesday.The 120 cars…

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What two architecture critics have to say about the design of the new Barnes Foundation

Oct. 7 How two architecture critics view the concept for the new Barnes Foundation, approved by the Arts Commission Wednesday. From The Philadelphia Inquirer's Inga Saffron: "What's astonishing is just how…

    • Alan Greenberger addresses CPR audience

A kickoff for riverfront setback movement

Oct. 7 Previous coverage By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyA consortium of civic, community and advocacy groups that wants to line Philadelphia's two rivers with a ribbon of green space…

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Restoring Bucks service a hard sell

Oct. 7By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhillyPaul Iverson seems like an unlikely advocate for restored train service to Newtown.He has never lived in Newtown, and as a Chester County…

DesignPhiladelphia Kicks off Tomorrow!

DesignPhiladelphia Kicks off Tomorrow! From October 7 to 13 2009, over 125+ diverse and dynamic exhibitions, lectures, building tours, book signings, open studios, runway shows, and workshops will take place in…

Publications and Newsletters, October 2009

GRID Philly, October 2009 GRID magazine is a new Philadelphia-based magazine for sustainability. Covering topics such as energy, food, shelter, transportation, ecology and culture. Green Jobs Philly News #16, October 2009…

PennDOT applies for high-speed rail money

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation submitted its request for high-speed rail money to the Federal Railroad Administration on Friday.President Obama included money for designated high-speed rail corridors throughout the country…

    •  Gentilhommiere, Stephen Girard’s country retreat, began as a farmhouse, which was modified in 1800 and 1825.

Look Up: Arts & Crafts survives in South Philly

Oct. 5 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly“Look Up” is a new feature of PlanPhilly that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. Each week, the photo essay focuses on…

Dranoff challenges Drexel students to design eco-conscious living space in 777 South Broad Street

A press release from Dranoff Properties: Drexel Students to LEED the Way in Greening 777 South Broad Carl Dranoff challenges interior design students at Drexel to turn 777’s hospitality suite into…

Inquirer: Ex-owner now says tear down Sears site

Inquirer: Ex-owner now says tear down Sears site Matthew Spolar reports that former owner Mark Willis told the Camden Planning Board it was time to tear down the 82-year-old landmark…

Philadelphia is No. 1 Among Big Cities For Bicycle Commuting

Bicycle Commuting Doubles in Philadelphia over three year period The US Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey recently reported that Philadelphia has the most bicycle commuters per capita of the nation’s…

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Campaigning for greener, wider waterfront experience

Oct. 2 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly There's a new organization lobbying for a green setback along the entire length of both the city's rivers.The Coalition for Philadelphia's Riverfronts…

Steinberg: Let's make progress on riverfronts

Oct. 1 Commentary / Harris SteinbergThings are starting to move along the Central Delaware - literally. Just this week, the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) is holding hearings on transit…

Commissioner DiBerardinis Seeks Community Input on Merger of Parks & Recreation

Dear Friend of Parks and Recreation, I would like to extend an invitation for you to join me for a conversation on the merger of Philadelphia's  Fairmount Park System and Department…

Reason Online: climate bill must do more for clean transportation

From the T4America newsletter: With the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee expected to release their version of the climate bill tomorrow, we’re all anxiously waiting to see what the bill…

SEPTA issues customer service survey

SEPTA issues customer service survey This fall SEPTA is publishing a set of surveys to evaluate the various transit services the Authority provides.  The surveys are limited to aspects of Convenience,…

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