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Casino designs do not work

Aug. 11 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly      Philadelphia's future waterfront would be better off if the two planned casinos were built elsewhere, a PennPraxis report ordered up by…

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Casino foes stage occupation tactics drill

Aug. 9 By John DavidsonFor PlanPhilly As SugarHouse and Foxwoods officials prepare to meet with Gov. Rendell and local legislators to argue in favor of the proposed riverfront sites, Casino-Free…

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Boyd again designated historic

Previous stories and video Aug. 8 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The Preservation Alliance's dogged nomination efforts were rewarded Friday when the Center City’s Boyd Theatre was officially re-designated a historic site…

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SugarHouse: test pilings, obstruction removal

Excavations are shown in yellow. The "line of Laurel Street" is in pink. The roads are in orange.Urban Engineers' proposed Test Piling Sites are puffy clouds "A-1", "A-2" & "A-3".…

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Postcard from Pittsburgh!

Postcard from San Francisco Aug. 6 By Andrew GoodmanFor PlanPhillyWhen it comes to matters of urbanism, Philadelphia compares itself more to Northeast Corridor cities such as New York, Boston,…

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Bacon students design to "rebuild and revive"

Aug. 4 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The Third Annual Ed Bacon Student Design Competition kicked off today, organized by the Ed Bacon Foundation, a nonprofit focusing on education efforts…

Janice Woodcock: Interim zoning no small task

Aug. 1DAG SPACE - NEW WEBSITE FEATURE: To advance DAG’s goal of promoting good design by encouraging thoughtful public discussion of design matters, DAG is initiating a monthly opinion piece. …

Unisys sign on Two Lib sparks designer ire

Unisys sign on Two Lib sparks designer ireJuly 25, 2008 Philadelphia's zoning board heard testimony from Unisys this week about why the company wants to put two illuminated signs on…

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Dilworth House process grinds on

July 31 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly One can safely tell that a hearing will be long when groups of men in dark suits start appearing, each carrying, or dollying,…

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Temple U. Station gets a once-over

July 31 46th Street Station TOD By Seth BudickFor PlanPhilly On a hot and muggy Thursday evening in North Philadelphia, planners presented their ideas for the new Transit Revitalization Investment…

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Casino workshop concludes

Previous story and videosJuly 31 By Matt GolasFor PlanPhilly The three-day, lightning-round, PennPraxis workshop analyzing how two licensed Delaware Riverfront casinos, as well as any large development, can be…

    • Rina Cutler makes a point

Breaking: How casinos fit vision

July 30By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Amid the discussions coming out of a three-day PennPraxis workshop addressing the designs of the two proposed Delaware Riverfront casinos, there were some…

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Casino analysis underway

July 30 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The second day of a “casino workshop” featuring senior city officials, traffic consultants, planning experts and architects began early Wednesday morning under the…

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Looking beyond the exterior facade

July 28 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The Philadelphia Historical Commission’s ad hoc committee on legislation convened for the first time Monday morning to consider a fundamental change to the…

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Transit Oriented Design push in Philadelphia

July 24Previous TOD coverage:Building for transit based livingEncouraging transit oriented developmentBy Seth BudickFor PlanPhilly“The nucleus of the neighborhood.”  It’s a phrase that was repeated several…

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In The Zone

315-323 N. 12th StreetJuly 24In The Zone is a periodically updated listing of large or significant zoning changes, developments, building additions or demolitions to come before the Zoning Board…

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What makes a city walkable?

July 23 New Google feature: pound the pavement  By Seth BudickFor PlanPhillySometimes it seems like every few months a new list appears claiming to rank America’s best walking…

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Q&A with Ken Milano

July 21Remembering Kensington & Fishtown: Philadelphia’s Riverward Neighborhoods is a new book written by Kenneth W. Milano that is a collection of articles from his weekly column “The Rest Is…

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Breaking: casino test piling controversy

July 20 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly SugarHouse Casino has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permission to drive some test pilings at their Delaware Avenue site. But…

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Breaking: Nutter taps Burns to head L&I

July 18By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Philadelphia's new L&I Commissioner says change is coming - and much of it will be focused on customer service. Frances Burns, who starts…

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