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    • An artist’s interpretation of the PhillyHistory.org augmented reality application.

PhillyHistory.org meets the 21st Century

The Philadelphia Department of Records recently won an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant to research augmented reality (AR) technology and create a smartphone prototype that will enable users, via their smartphones,…

Architectural Walking Tours

The Preservation Alliance's guided walking tours interpret the past, present and future of the Philadelphia region as expressed through architecture, urban design and social history. Tours are led by a lively…

Intermodal Transit Study Center

Curtis Institute of Music opens Lenfest Hall September 6, extending campus

PHILADELPHIA, PA—August 23, 2011—The Curtis Institute of Music opens Lenfest Hall, the first major expansion of its campus in more than 20 years. To relieve scheduling pressures on the school's historic…

Philadelphia’s "Cambridge, University City" plans unveiled

The partners in the University City Innovation Collaborative are the University City Science Center, a nonprofit that runs a technology park and incubator in University City; Baltimore-based Wexford Science +Technology, the…

Stu Bykofsky: Bikes and the law: What enforcement?

Stu Bykofsky: Bikes and the law: What enforcement? TODAY THE Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia begins another weeklong count of bicycle usage in Center City, but before we go there,…

Northern Liberties: too hip for liturgical gold

Weekly Press: Northern Liberties: too hip for liturgical gold Weekly Press contributing editor Thom Nickels writes about the "new age" of religion in Northern Liberties, its relationship with older religious establishments…

Comment period on city-wide vision portion of comprehensive plan ends Saturday

The public comment period for the draft Citywide Plan of Philadelphia2035:The Comprehensive Plan ends this Saturday, April 30, 2011.  Until then, comments can still be emailed to phila2035@phila.gov or submitted through…

Satellite Dish regulations pending, pending, pending

A zoning bill regulating the placement of satellite dishes on buildings, on the list for final passage since June, was again held from a City Council vote on Thursday. Councilmen Clarke,…

Wynn now will make pitch to PGCB

Casino entrepreneur Steve Wynn announced this week that he's planning to become Foxwoods Casino's new partner - and source of much-needed revenue.You can hear more about his plans for the…

Mayor Nutter and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation host two public engagement opportunities on the Central Delaware Riverfront

The Civic Vision for the Central Delaware takes another step forward in two public meetings in the next two weeks, and I hope that you will be able to attend both…

Corps seeks help on SugarHouse dig

Penn Museum’s "Secrets of the Silk Road" Exhibition to Open with Mummies and Artifacts from China!

Penn Museum is pleased to announce that its landmark exhibition from China, "Secrets of the Silk Road," is now open to the public with the full complement of artifacts and mummies…

Parks and Recreation unveils green Fishtown rec center project

The Department of Parks and Recreation will unveil today a $1.2 million, six-block green project in Fishtown, the Daily News reports. The department's "Green Connection: Shissler to the River" initiative…

    • 777 South Broad Street nearly complete

Marc Gobé speaks about emotional branding, cities and advertising

By Frances V. RyanFor SCRUB, the Public Voice for Public Space Earlier this summer, nearly 800 business leaders from 19 countries attended the Sustainable Brands Conference in Monterey, California.…

Green. Urban. Glocal: Architecture + Design by Philadelphia's Design Schools

The participating schools are choosing which design departments from their institutions will be represented, from architecture and interior design to urban planning and landscape design, and will be featuring the student…

City Releases Street Furniture RFP

A message from Next Great City: The City’s long awaited Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new street furniture program has now been released. The RFP calls for a program…

Bike Station opens in Washington, DC

Designed to resemble a bicycle wheel or helmet, a new bike station just steps from Washington, DC's Union Station opened in October 2009. The $4 million project, funded by the Federal…

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Eyes on the Street

Farewell 2011, Cheers 2012

'A happy New Year' to all. | NYPL digital gallery # 1588012 Thank you for welcoming Eyes on the Street this year. I'm proud to be part of the ongoing…

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