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News from the director's desk, April 20

Dear PlanPhilly member, As the wet weather subsides, PlanPhilly explores the Delaware watershed and Philadelphia storm water management and sewer system. The central Delaware faces serious challenges in managing the ecology…

    • Urban Land Institute

Pa. highway infrastructure at breakpoint

April 19By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly With an $8 billion backlog of road and bridge repairs, Pennsylvania faces a crisis of transportation funding that could stunt the region’s economy, according…

    • big outflow pipe

Surfacing solutions in flood zone

By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly Meredith O’Donnell, her husband and two sons used to do a lot of working and playing in their Mifflin Street basement. Then in August 2004, the…

    • Bridged cities

Two cities, one waterfront goal?

April 18By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyIn the early 1800s, seven ferry systems crossed the Delaware from Philadelphia to the colony called Cooper’s Ferry, a tourist attraction of inns, taverns…

Philadelphia's vibrancy begins at the center

April 15 Chris Satullo Center Square: Inquirer 

    • The debate

How our grid impacts life, design

Does the street grid of the city you reside in have a subtle but significant impact on how you live your life, how you interact with other citizens, what kind of relationship…

Proposed Pinnacle Casino site video

From the director's desk, April 13

Dear PlanPhilly member, As all Philadelphia residents' eyes are focused on the upcoming mayoral election, PennPraxis has been working hard to ensure that the candidates are informed about the Central Delaware…

Phillyskyline's waterfront walk

Brad Maule is the creative force behind, a website that uses hard-to-get photographs and witty commentary to show and tell us about parts of the city that we drive or walk…

Casinos sue city over referendum

April 10 Daily News Casinos sue city over referendum

    • Infrastructure debate

Updated: Big turnout for DAG forum

April 9By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Three of the five Democratic candidates for mayor weighed in on a proposal to bury and build over Interstate 95 on Monday night, but…

A look at new urbanism

April 6 New urbanism Earni Young Daily News

    • Kevin Thomas

Getting hooked on the waterfront

By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly Kevin Thomas strode purposefully along Darby Creek, lucky jacket, tackle box and 10 elementary-aged fisher folk in tow. Contrary to what the bouquet of rods and…

Voice of the people on slots

DAG mayoral forum, tonight

On Monday, April 9, Inquirer Editorial Page Editor Chris Satullo will moderate a Philadelphia mayoral forum that explores the concepts of design for community and quality of life in our city.The…

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