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    • 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…

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…

    • Advisory Group meets

News from the director's desk, April 2

Dear PlanPhilly member, The Central Delaware Riverfront Planning Process continues with the work of refining the designs developed in last month’s design workshop, and we continue with our regularly scheduled…

Give-and-take over pace, focus

April 2 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly The casino question roiled the monthly meeting of the Central Delaware Riverfront Advisory Group yet again on Monday, causing some of its 45 members…

    • High Seas Treasure on Delaware

High Seas Treasure on Delaware

By Steven UjifusaFor PlanPhillyThousands pass by the Ghost Ship on the Delaware River every day. They speed past it on Columbus Boulevard, I-95, and the Walt Whitman Bridge. They…

    • Council overrides Street veto

Council overrides Street veto

The casino referendum got one step closer to making the May 15 primary Thursday morning when City Council overrode Mayor Street's veto of their unanimous March 15 vote to place it on…

    • The United States

High seas treasure on Delaware

Local historian Steven Ujifusa takes you inside the planning, creation and mothballing of the S.S. United States, the world's fastest ocean liner, which now stands idle and rusting at a pier…

    • News from the director's desk, March 22

News from the director's desk, March 22

March 22 Dear PlanPhilly member, As we work to refine the ideas proposed at the Design Workshop, the Central Delaware waterfront continues to be in the news.  Here are some quick…

    • Sparks Shot Tower

Points of interest that plot rich past

By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly As Philadelphia reconnects with its historic riverfront, many residents will be in for a nasty shock: Much of the city’s maritime history has been wiped out.…

From the director's desk, March 15

March 15 Dear PlanPhilly member, Ideas developed during the Central Delaware Waterfront Design Workshop are still resonating throughout the city.  In just the last week, workshop organizers and participants have appeared…

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