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New comprehensive plan website launches

Philadelphia planners have launched a new website with information on the new city-wide comprehensive plan and the the in-the-works, more detailed district plans.At the website, http://phila2035.org/, readers can see…

PHS experts available: Help for gardeners

PHS experts are available to talk about how to care for trees in dry conditions, how to conserve water, and other topics by calling 215-988-8833 or 215-988-8836. PHS TIPS ON HOW…

PA Chapter of the APA: Call for Presentations for 2010 Conference

PA Chapter of the American Planning Association 2010 Annual Conference – Call for Presentations The PA Chapter of the American Planning Association is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for…

“Center City Cooks”: CCD’s Online Cookbook

For everyone who has ever wanted to re-create their favorite restaurant dish at home, “Center City Cooks” is for you! Imagine being able to serve up the Garces Trading Company’s “Cauliflower…

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation's Year Two Report

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) has had many major accomplishments over the past year which were significant in themselves. But they are also part of a larger narrative about how…

    • Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier

Pennypack on the Delaware work completed

Mariann Porter Dempsey reports that the river path at POTD was completed yesterday with the help of 49 people.  Some DRCC Board and staff members were joined by Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz,…

    • Mayor Michael Nutter (L) and Comcast's Amy Smith (R) pitch in to help a group of young Comcast Cares Day volunteers with a paint

Mayor Nutter & 250 Volunteers Attended as Part of Comcast’s Annual Day of Service

Volunteers worked on projects at several sites, including Granahan Playground (63rd & Callowhill), Haddington Branch Library (446 N. 65th Street) and a vacant lot at 420 N. Daggett Street. With the…

“A Civic Vision for the City: Waterfront Connections” postponed until Feb. 2

Wednesday night's waterfront symposium, “A Civic Vision for the City: Waterfront Connections,” has been postponed due to the snow storm. The event, sponsored by SMPS Philadelphia, has been moved to Wednesday,…

Inquirer Editorial: Leaving Las Vegas

Inquirer Editorial: Leaving Las Vegas Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is being touted as the latest savior for the foundering Foxwoods casino. But Wynn's vision for the Foxwoods site is…

Urban Sustainability Forum -- Transportation Reform: The Ticket Back to Town

Urban Sustainability Forum -- Transportation Reform: The Ticket Back to Town November 19, 20096:00- Reception6:30- Program Academy of Natural Sciences19th St and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Transportation Reform: …

DVRPC's Municipal Outreach Program

To sign up Click Here Mitigating Hazards Through PlanningMarch 16, 2011; 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. ET; CM |1.5Location: DVRPC, 190 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA Performance Measures in Transportation…

Antler: Pro Bono Digital Media Services

The digital marketing startup company Antler has announced a quarterly contest in which nonprofits can win free branding and social media services. Nonprofits can submit information to the agency’s Facebook page…

    • Intermodal Transit Study Center

Intermodal Transit Study Center

    • Top 5 Northwest Philadelphia development stories of 2011 -- No. 4

Top 5 Northwest Philadelphia development stories of 2011 -- No. 4

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyIn Northwest Philly's neighborhoods this year, you didn't have to shop around very far to find tasty stories about land use and development. And some…

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy host 8th annual Growing the Neighborhood Volunteer Day

WHAT: City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy will celebrate the 8thAnnual Growing the Neighborhood (GTN) Volunteer Day and a brand new…

Philadelphia Water Department challenges area businesses to protect the watershed

POTTSTOWN — Last year, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) donated $100,000 to the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund, which was founded in 2006 by Exelon Nuclear. Now, water department officials want others…

DEADLINE: Free studio space on 40th Street

The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR) awards West Philadelphia artists 1 year of free studio space at 40th and Chestnut Sts. In exchange, each artist shares his/her talents with the West…

Weekly Press: Nutter launches PhillyWorks

Weekly Press: Nutter launches PhillyWorks New Program Aimed at Transitioning Part-Time Workers to Full Time Employment On Monday, Mayor Michael A. Nutter launched PhillyWorks: Growing Neighborhood Jobs. It has been…

SEPTA to subsidize tourist shuttle to Zoo, Please Touch

The Philadelphia Phlash tourist shuttle will again serve the Philadelphia Zoo and Please Touch Museum this summer.The SEPTA Board approved $239,000 in subsidies to the Central Philadelphia Transportation Management Association,…

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