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    • CSI: Know Your Neighborhood

Council members show off their new Know Your Neighborhood tool

City Council members met at WHYY on Tuesday night to discuss the Community Sustainability Initiative, a program meant to help Council make sound budget and policy decisions based on neighborhood data.…

    • The Royal

Committee approves Royal Theater rezoning over near-neighbors' objections

City Council’s Committee on Rules approved a bill on Tuesday that rezones a property at 15th and South to allow the historic Royal Theater to be redeveloped into apartments and retail…

    • Kat Rosqueta, TEDxPhiladelphia 2014
Eyes on the Street

#GivingTuesday: Kat Rosqueta on amplifying the money you give [TEDxPhiladelphia video]

PlanPhilly was a proud partner of this year’s TEDxPhiladelphia event, New Workshop of the World.  As we look forward to next year’s event – mark your calendars for June 11,…

    • Philly Bike Share open house at 30th Street Station, November 2014
Eyes on the Street

Making bike share reflect Philly

Will Philly Bike Share be the exclusive province of tourists, suits, and hipsters or will its users be as deeply diverse as the city itself? The answer to that question will…

    • New Bus Shelters

December 2: New bus shelter designs | ODB McDonald's historic marker | Graffiti Pier at night

Inga Saffron has some positive things to say about Lindsey Scannapieco's plans for the redevelopment of the shuttered Bok School in South Philly. Bids to reconstruct the city's traffic signal center…

    • PCPC South District planning area

South Philadelphia District Planning starts this week

The South District Plan is a 10-month process to focus attention on South Philadelphia as part of the wider Philadelphia Comprehensive Plan. It includes publid input, discussions with city agencies, presentation to elected…

    • north 9th 4

Council Committee approves Land Bank plan

A City Council committee approved a resolution Monday adopting a first-year strategic plan for the Philadelphia Land Bank, a new entity created last year to help speed the redevelopment of thousands…

    • Eastern Tower

December 1: Turnpike link to I-95 | Parkadelphia | Highway widening fails

The EB-5 program that allows international investors to obtain a green card to the U.S. in exchange for major investments in the U.S. will pay off as Chinese investors have signed…

    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson joined project leaders at the ground breaking ceremony

On the record with Kenyatta Johnson: Development, politics, planning, and more

Last Wednesday, PlanPhilly sat down with 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson to talk about development in his district, his upcoming reelection campaign, and accusations of cronyism lodged by his opponent, developer…

    • Parking kiosk

How to do dynamic parking pricing on the cheap - if the Parking Authority wants it

Last week Emily Guendelsberger at City Paper spoke with Donald Shoup, UCLA professor and author of the parking economics bible The High Cost of Free Parking, about Councilman Bill…

    • Chris Bartlett, TEDxPhiladelphia 2014
Eyes on the Street

Chris Bartlett on how to make the neighborhood you want [TEDxPhiladelphia video]

PlanPhilly was a proud partner of this year’s TEDxPhiladelphia event, New Workshop of the World.  As we look forward to next year’s event – mark your calendars for June 11,…

    • Richmond Generating Station

November 26: Happy Thanksgiving | Taxi medallion values drop | Open data legacy endangered

A Happy Thanksgiving and safe holiday travels to all the PlanPhilly readers! We'll be back in action on Monday. Since Uber X entered the local ride-for-hire market, taxi medallions (the rationed…

    • Piazza Garage proposal | Tim Haahs & Associates

Piazza in Northern Liberties to get a dedicated parking garage

A four-story, 300-car parking garage will be built behind the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties after the proposal was vetted on Tuesday by the Civic Design Review Committee, a board…

    • Vacancy and Orinoka Mills, June 2014

Zoning board approves redevelopment of Orinoka Mills in Kensington

The Philadelphia zoning board voted on Tuesday to approve a 51-unit, mixed-use redevelopment of a former industrial property at the corner of East Somerset and Ruth streets in Kensington. The property…

    • NACTO intersection

November 25: Ride-sharing and paratransit | Delivery vehicles and street design | #blackfridayparking

Can the kinds of analytics advances gleaned from e-hailing apps like Uber be used to improve transit service? A new start-up called Bridj, run by ex-Chicago and Washington, DC transportation…

    • City Hall Parking Lot

November 24: Who parks on the City Hall apron | Neighborhood Index | Target goes urban

Who's parking on the City Hall apron and undercutting those expensive aesthetic upgrades to Dilworth Park? That would be Michael Nutter, Darrell Clarke, some other Council members, and a bunch…

    • family biking

Family bikers want "no-drop" street designs, representation on Nutter's Bicycle Advocacy Board

This open letter to Michael Nutter from cyclist moms Dena Driscoll and Marni Duffy asking him to appoint a family biking advocate to the new Philadelphia Bicycle Advocacy Board provides an…

    • The turnstiles will incorporate each of the station's unique design features, like the colored bricks at Market East Station
Eyes on the Street

Commuter Tunnel at 30: Legacy and Potential

Community Contributors Richard Voith and Peter Angelides of Econsult Solutions consider the legacy of the Commuter Rail Tunnel, which turned 30 this month, and the importance of capitalizing on its potential.…

    • AAA rendering for proposed Columbus Ave. store

Zoning board denies appeal for AAA on Columbus Boulevard

A proposal to build a AAA car repair and insurance office on a vacant lot on Columbus Boulevard is in trouble following a decision of the zoning board earlier this month.…

    • Dwight Evans

November 21: Evans 2015? | SEPTA and PATCO fare integration | Bike-share locations

Powerful state representative and 2007 Mayoral candidate Dwight Evans is contemplating a 2015 Mayoral bid. Huge transit news: SEPTA and PATCO are making the first step toward integrating their payment systems.…

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