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Avencia Launches Redistricting the Nation.com

Avencia Launches Redistricting the Nation.com, a Ground-Breaking Public Engagement Web Application to Measure Compactness and Gerrymandering of U.S. Election Districts Launch Coincides with Release of Avencia's White Paper on Gerrymandering…

Deadline to sign up for annual Lawton aging conference extended to Monday, March 19

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's M. Powell Lawton Conference, set for March 26 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Center City, tackles the topic of aging in community this year. The…

Wissahickon Valley Park improvement projects under way

It's one of nearly two dozen projects that will take place in 2011 in the Wissahickon Valley Park, which receives about a million visits each year. The gully is located at…

PECO Green Roof Tours

All programs are held at the PECO building, 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA.; For more information or to register fax 215-988-8810 (attention: Education Programs) OR email programreg@pennhort.org.  Refunds and Cancellations:…

City of Philadelphia makes two "green" announcements

From the Next Great City newsletter: Green Building Legislation Becomes Law On Tuesday, January 19, Mayor Nutter signed into law legislation introduced by  Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown that would require any…

ULI's conference on Real Estate Finance and Investment 2011

Early-bird discount pricing for ULI's conference Real Estate Finance and Investment 2011 ends Friday.  Register before prices increase by $100.    Join developers, investors, owners, and lenders June 22-23 in New…

Development game

A meeting Monday to review a proposal for a minor league baseball stadium in West Chester left many residents with questions. Because comments were closed. Deemed a "working session" the borough…

Steve Weixler: Wynn-win for the Delaware?

Steve Weixler: Wynn-win for the Delaware? IN ANNOUNCING his intention to build a casino at the Foxwoods site in South Philadelphia, Steve Wynn's introduction to riverfront residents began in choppy water.…

NYT: Entering the Superproject Void

NYT: Entering the Superproject Void Generation after generation, giant public works projects have altered the American landscape. The Erie Canal and the transcontinental railroad come to mind. So do massive…

One lot: Three potential developers

The Garden Court Community Association’s Zoning Committee hosted a community meeting to discuss the sale of the city owned lot at 49th and Spruce Streets, at the Beulah Baptist Church on…

In Schuylkill development survey, respondents see results but want more progress

Manayunk Development Corporation polled constituents about its Destination Schuylkill River project earlier this year and has now released the results, according to its weekly newsletter. Survey participants value the work…

A message from the National Trust for Historic Preservation

A message from the National Trust for Historic Preservation: Historic Preservation Needs Your Help: Act Now to Restore Funding for Historic Preservation Programs Last week, President Obama released his FY…

Dilworth Plaza: An opportunity for excellence

Sept. 23 Submitted by John Andrew Gallery, Executive DirectorPreservation Alliance for Greater PhiladelphiaSeptember 20, 2009The redesign of Dilworth Plaza could be a great opportunity to create a great…

New zoning code adopted unanimously

By a vote of 17-0, City Council passed into law the final report of the Zoning Code Commission Thursday morning during its final session of the year.The new code was four years…

Changing Skyline: For tourists and city, not re-created equal

In early 2000, Independence Mall was an American Versailles with brick colonnades, great tiered fountains, and row upon row of straight-backed trees, arrayed across the park's three city blocks like soldiers…

Development Workshop Inc. requests hearing

The friction between the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and a group of commercial real estate developers has surfaced again.Craig Schelter, executive director of Development Workshop Inc., has filed a request…

Central Delaware Civic Vision and Action Plan now in easy-to-read online format

Central Delaware Civic Vision and Action Plan now in easy-to-read online format PlanPhilly has posted A Civic Vision for the Central Delaware and An Action Plan for the Central Delaware: 2008-2018…

Philadelphia Celebrates Bike Week

MAY 16, 2011.  PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.  May is National Bike Month and The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is hosting and supporting several events in Philadelphia this week.  These free events draw…

Questions about sale of Boy Scouts building

The lawyer for a philanthropist who submitted a competing bid for the Boy Scouts’ Logan Square headquarters has sent a letter to the Nutter administration questioning whether the city can consider…

Inquirer Editorial: Pedal power possible

Inquirer Editorial: Pedal power possible With a feasibility study in hand that says Philadelphia is well-suited for a bike-sharing program, Mayor Nutter should take the next logical step of soliciting proposals…

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