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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…

    • 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…

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

Planning the riverfront from near and far

Jan. 31Planning the riverfront from near and farPhiladelphia Daily News

    • The Steering Committee

A call for multiple casino scenarios in plan

The steering committee for the Central Delaware River Advisory Group, members of river ward civic associations, and concerned citizens spent more than an hour discussing the impact the imbroglio over casino…

    • Myriad traffic and development issues in South Philadelphia, Ed Hille photo

Updated: Traffic issues resonate in Pennsport

Close to 100 outspoken river ward residents from Philadelphia neighborhoods that are affected by development and sewage back-up issues turned out for a full-day symposium at Furness High School in South…

Harris Steinberg: promise of the waterfront

Jan. 26Philadelphia InquirerFulfilling promise of the waterfront

From the director's desk, Jan. 25

Dear PlanPhilly member, The Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process is focused on civic engagement as we gear up for six meetings in the next four weeks.  As we move deeper into…

Trying to put casino question to the vote

Jan. 24Philadelphia WeeklyTrying to put casino question to the vote in May

City council to challenge casinos

Jan. 23Daily NewsCity council to challenge casinos

DiCicco, council take aim at casinos

Jan. 24InquirerDiCicco, council take aim at casinos

blinq. catches up with Praxis

Jan. 24blinq.Catching up with Praxis, Matt Blanchard

Tell us about your hidden gems, eyesores

In only two short months since I became managing editor of, I have had at least a dozen wonderful moments of discovery while working the waterfront.Despite two decades of experience as…

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