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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…

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Corps seeks help on SugarHouse dig

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…

Court rules SEPTA isn't covered by city's nondiscrimination law

A state appeals court has delivered a blow to Philadelphia's civil rights watchdog, ruling that the city's nondiscrimination law doesn't apply to SEPTA.The Philadelphia Human Relations Commission had received seven…

Growth in Center City defies economic downturn

The diversification of the downtown economy during the last two decades has helped the housing market in Center City weather recession, according to a new report released by the Center City…

Inquirer: Experiment with recycling rewards begins

By Sandy BauersThe Philadelphia Inquirer, February 1, 2010 The greedy machinery thumps, clanks, whirs and growls. Conveyor belts whisk along plastic bottles. Massive disks lift slabs of cardboard. A magnet…

Penn Future: Show support for swift action on climate change legislation

As the Senate debates historic climate and energy legislation, Sen. Specter remains a key vote in moving forward. Email him now to urge your support for swift action on climate change…

Developer plans new housing construction in historic Mt. Airy

Though visions of Mt. Airy don't typically conjure up images of three-story townhomes, that's what one developer has planned for Germantown Avenue. And residents of the neighborhood's older, historic homes might…

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Listen Up! These Walls Talk

Using a FREE printed and online map, you can experience The Mural Mile's collection of 17 Center City murals on your own or with new guided walking tours that combine recorded…

City Paper features Petty's Island: a tale of oil lords, homelessness and vandalism

City Paper: The Island On Feb. 4, Riley will debut his newest work at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, at 13th and Locust streets, as part of Philagrafika. His subject…

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Philadelphia DeTours! See the city again from a new perspective

By using bikes, segways or feet, DeTours guides can take you to parts of the city other tours simply cannot reach in a timely manner. This way you are able to…

Another way to battle blight

EVEN in Philadelphia, with its 40,000 vacant properties and a quarter of its population living below the poverty line, the Kensington neighborhood still shocks. On a frigid afternoon, a prostitute lingers…

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PEC announces Gloria Guard's departure, effective July 2010

People’s Emergency Center announced today that its longtime president, Gloria Guard, has resigned, effective July 1, 2010.   Guard’s letter of resignation was accepted by Sharmain Matlock-Turner, chair of the PEC…

Symposium at PennDesign: "In the Terrain of Water"

Water is everywhere before it is somewhere. It is rain before it is rivers, it soaks before it flows, it spreads before it gathers, it blurs before it clarifies. Water at…

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