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    • East Coast Greenway

Bridging our rivers with a green link

Oct. 29 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Bikers, hikers, walkers and roller-bladers may one day cross Philadelphia, from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River, without facing a single car.…

Daily Pennsylvanian on the traffic impact of Cira South

Oct. 26The Daily Pennsylvanian reports about the impact traffic congestion, parking and lack of pedestrian access may have on the Cira South development.

    • David Auspitz

ZBA boss defends caseload numbers

Oct. 26By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly In almost any discussion about zoning reform in Philadelphia, someone brings up the number of cases that go before the Zoning Board of…

    • Girard Warehouses

Rehab begins on Girard Warehouses

Oct. 25  By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly Coming right on deadline, the owners of the historic Girard Estate Warehouses in Old City had fencing erected around the Front Street…

    • L4 zoning

Zoning 101: understanding the code

Oct. 24By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly The Philadelphia Zoning Code is a dense read. It takes a trained mind to sort through all the legalese and cross-references. Builders get confused,…

Tension between access and industry

By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly   Sarah Thorp, executive director of the Delaware River City Corp., has become well acquainted with the balancing act that comes with bringing people…

    • Gated waterfront

Mixing uses on the Delaware

Ed Hille/Old and new on the waterfrontOct. 19By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Philadelphians want to bring more people to the river’s edge, but they also want to protect…

Updated Thursday roundup

Oct. 18 Don't miss Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron's take on recent developments concerning traffic, planners and Praxis.Brad Maule gives his readers the chance to imagine new uses for the…

    • Civic Vision

Planning Commission hears from Praxis

Oct. 16 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly It was just an informational meeting, a courtesy call. But hot words at the Philadelphia Planning Commission on Tuesday appeared to foreshadow a coming…

Advisory Group calls for no-build casino version

May 07 Advisory Group meeting update This past Monday, the Central Delaware Riverfront Advisory Group held its monthly meeting. Penn Praxis presented a planning scenario that is developing around an evolving…

    • Girard Warehouses c. 1960-1970

Immediate repairs for Girard Warehouses

Oct. 12 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly The owners of the historic Girard Estate Warehouses have been ordered to take immediate steps to fence in, seal up and stabilize the collapsing…

    • Penn Institute for Urban Research

The necessity of urban anchors

Oct. 11 By Natalie PompilioFor PlanPhilly How appropriate that a conference focused on “urban anchors” and their power to change a community would be held at the University of Pennsylvania’s…

    • Zoning Code Commission

Design review: antidote or added burden?

 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly What if a major new apartment house promises to be an asset to the community, providing jobs and shops and homes – but it's a…

    • Streetscaping

Seattle Green Plan cut through red tape

Oct. 09 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly A rainy Northwest city may have a lot to teach a currently dry Mid-Atlantic city about going greener. And it doesn’t require more rain.…

    • Girard Warehouses c. 1960-1970

Developers say warehouses will be saved

Oct. 09By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly The developers who had been renovating the historic Girard Estate Warehouse buildings in Old City say they are now working to stabilize portions…

    • Harris Steinberg

Central Delaware Vision presented to AIA

Oct. 08By Steven B. UjifusaFor PlanPhilly Penn Praxis Director Harris Steinberg participated on a panel titled “Creating a Civic Vision for the Central Delaware Waterfront,” Monday that was featured…

    • Michael Nutter

Nutter talks reform at AIA conference

Oct. 08 By Steven UjifusaFor PlanPhilly “Everyone should expect significant change,” Michael Nutter told about 200 architects and city planners assembled at the Center City Sheraton Monday. The Democratic candidate…

Tuesday Roundup

Oct. 09 Good morning. Michael Nutter talks planning reform at AIA conference. Praxis' Steinberg on panel that discusses waterfront vision. Check out the update on the condition of the Girard Warehouses…

    • Girard Warehouses c. 1960-1970

On the brink of extinction?

Rear portion of Girard Warehouses  Oct. 8  By Alan Jaffeand Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly The historic Girard Estate Warehouse buildings in Old City could be in danger of…

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