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    • A mix of ideas

Making a statement about history

By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Everyone agrees “history” should be part of a revitalized Delaware waterfront, but how? After five decades of road construction and building demolitions along the river, what…

Establishing principles of diversity and culture

Feb. 13By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly A promenade winds along the Delaware of Philadelphian dreams, tying together places and spaces for everyone.Children romp in playgrounds. The athletically inclined play…

Principles built around safety

Feb. 13By Linda K. HarrisFor PlanPhilly On Monday night at St Peter’s School on Lombard Street in Society Hill, Penn Praxis began conducting a second round of public discussions…

    • A gauntlet of reporting

First principle session: Society Hill

Feb. 12 Riverfront values begin to create design principles. History by Matt Blanchard; Safety by Linda K. Harris; Diversity by Kellie Patrick. Video Monday night, the final phase of public forums…

    • The lost village of Dyottsville

The lost village of Dyottsville

Nowhere does the widespread destruction of Philadelphia’s waterfront history seem crueler than at Dyottsville. Nothing but a grassy field today, this site on the north side of Dyott Street at Richmond…

From the director's desk, Feb. 8

Dear PlanPhilly member, Many exciting events are coming up in the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, and as always, your participation is paramount.  Please join us for the following: Principles Sessions…

Why spot zoning does not work

    • Imagining a new riverfront

Top design team here March 1-3

Five of the world’s top experts in landscape and urban design will be here March 1-3 to help Philadelphians decide how to reshape the Delaware River waterfront.This elite team includes…

    • Steve Weixler

Updated: Advisory Group meets

Feb. 5 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly The Central Delaware Riverfront Advisory Group discussed “framing concepts” for the waterfront at its monthly meeting on Monday, seven purely conceptual visions of what…

    • Harris Steinberg gets the day under way

Talking about best practices

When Philadelphia Mayor John Street called for a revisioning of the Central Delaware Riverfront last year he said he was looking for people who were passionate about planning.Judging by the…

Best Practice: The City

Feb. 4 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Can other cities help Philadelphia reclaim its waterfront? The answer, according to the second panel discussion of the Best Practice session, is a resounding…

Best Practice: the Future

Best Practice: the River

Feb. 4By Linda K. HarrisFor PlanPhilly A little more than six years ago, the city of Portland, Ore., put together a series of public, interactive workshops that focused on…

List of proven goals when planning waterfront

Seven miles is a considerable distance.  Along such length of urban riverfront many things can be accommodated, even more than once.  Consider, for example, the array of uses and places along…

From the director's desk, Feb. 1

Dear PlanPhilly member, February will be quite an exciting month for the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, as we hold our Best Practices Session in just two days! Saturday, February 3…

Leaders must develop unified vision

Three interdependent values are key

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