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Central Delaware Master Plan update

Since releasing the draft executive summary of the Central Delaware Master Plan in mid-June, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has received about 100 comments, said Master Plan Manager Sarah Thorp.The…

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Inquirer Editorial: Roadside distractions

Editorial: Roadside distractions When every stretch of highway in America looks like Times Square, it will be too late to worry about the driver distractions caused by electronic billboards. The bright,…

Just Announced: DVRPC Livable Communities Conference March 2010

Just Announced: DVRPC Livable Communities Conference -- March 17, 2010. Click here for more information. A one-day workshop designed for local planning partners, practioners, developers, and decision-makers on creating livable communities.…

Debating Skateboarding and Urban Space

Philadelphia's LOVE Park, a dead plaza in the 1980s, was brought back to life by skateboarding, transforming this downtown plaza into an international hub of a multi-billion-dollar sport. When the City…

Designing the Fair of the Future: Bacon student design competition

BackgroundAt the heart of this ambitious challenge are some important questions. What is the value of undertaking a massive project like a world’s fair or the Olympics? How do we…

Changing Skyline: A peerless plan for a Philly pier

Changing Skyline: A peerless plan for a Philly pier When the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. selected Field Operations last fall to design a new park at the Race Street pier, it…

How to Get More Bicyclists on the Road

How to Get More Bicyclists on the Road   Linda Baker, writing for Scientific American, indicates that one way to boost urban bicycling is to figure out what women want…

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Two zoning board hearings on digital billboard conversion continued

A hearing Wednesday afternoon at the Zoning Board of Adjustment regarding the proposed digitization of a billboard at 1933 West Moyamensing Avenue didn’t conclude so much as stop. At the hearing,…

Countdown to “Springtime in Paris”

March 1Philadelphia businesses support the Flower Show with innovative, colorful and whimsical floral displays in their windows and lobbies.  The Phlower Power Window Decorating Contest is in full swing around…

Center City Sips 2010

Catch up with old friends and make a few new ones as Center City's best bars and restaurants host the summer's happiest hour every Wednesday, from June 2 through August 25,…

Weekly Press: Talks on Riverfront Redevelopment Ring in the New Year

Weekly Press: Talks on Riverfront Redevelopment Ring in the New Year This month’s Society Hill Civic Association meeting attracted community associations from surrounding river wards, such as those in Pennsport…

Design in Action 2011, Oct. 9-11

This conference will bring three national groups— the Association of Community Design (ACD), the Association of Architectural Organizations (AAO) and the Architecture + Design Education Network (A+DEN)—to Philadelphia from October 9-11.…

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 2011 Tree Tenders Course

PHS's Tree Tenders® program offers nine hours of hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region. The training will cover tree biology, identification, planting, proper care and working…

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PhillyMag: Can the Flower Show be to Philly what Fashion Week is to New York?

IT’S NOT EASY BEING DREW BECHER. The new president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is standing in the kitchen of his 85-year-old fieldstone home in Chestnut Hill, and here, at least,…

Architectural Walking Tours

The Center for Architecture is pleased to partner with the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia to bring you more walking tours of Philadelphia and its architecture. Preservation Alliance tours focus mainly…

Inga Saffron: Blatstein's new urban plan for Northern Liberties

Inga Saffron: Blatstein's new urban plan for Northern Liberties Developer Bart Blatstein has been a powerful force in refashioning the old working-class, beer-making neighborhood of Northern Liberties into a hipster enclave…

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