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March 31: Philly Planning wins national award | PA community land trusts join forces | Philly napkin sketches

As national housing inventory reaches historic lows, new research from Pew Charitable Trusts confirms that lower-income Americans are experiencing a dramatic hike in their housing costs. "Lower-income renters are spending…

    • Design Matters - Greenberger & Fadullon - March 29, 2016

Design Matters: Anne Fadullon and Alan Greenberger

Tuesday evening PlanPhilly and the Design Advocacy Group hosted the first in a series of conversations we're presenting this year called Design Matters. PlanPhilly reporter Jared Brey interviewed Alan Greenberger…

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Eyes on the Street

Building Stories: Skirkanich Hall

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

    • Former Blumberg resident James Norcome at his new Queen's Row. | Emma Lee/WHYY

Remaking Sharswood: Seniors not itching to return to Blumberg apartments in North Philly

All but one building at the Norman Blumberg Apartments will be erased: the Senior Tower. Like everyone who lived at Blumberg, these elder residents were relocated to make way for the…

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March 30: Energy hub boosters mount pipeline campaign | Medicaid and supportive housing | Night Mayor

Energy hub proponents are in full campaign mode, with a new "quasi-political primer" making the case for tri-state public investment in a natural gas pipeline to Philadelphia, reports Andrew Maykuth. "[Philadelphia…

    • Proposed stations for new enhanced bus service along Roosevelt Boulevard

Bridled enthusiasm for new bus service proposals around University City and Roosevelt Boulevard

The small crowd that gathered at SEPTA’s headquarters in Center City to get an upclose look at the transit agency’s proposed service changes for next year murmured with cautious excitement Monday…

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Taxi Driver Union President: Strike threats are nonsense

Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania President Ronald Blount said his union has no plans to curtail service during the Democratic National Convention, as threatened in a statement last night by a group claiming…

    • Pittsburgh protected bike lane

March 29: Washington Ave mixed-use projects | Transforming Moyer Street | Quick buillds for street redesign

While the political buy-in for a new Temple football stadium is still far from settled business, Temple is already pushing forward with their plans, hiring an architect for the project. …

    • Sunday Breakfast Farm | photo by Sang Cun
Eyes on the Street

Praxis Dialogues: Collaborative works by Asian Arts Initiative and Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

On April 11, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will present Praxis Dialogues, a conversation about what the notion of “public good” means in terms of public arts and culture. We're sharing…

    • Taxi regulation

Philadelphia taxi and limo drivers threaten strike during Democratic National Convention [updated]

Philadelphia's taxi and limousine drivers are threatening to strike when Philadelphia hosts the Democratic National Convention in July unless officials do something to stop UberX and Lyft from operating in the…

    • The Philadelphia Archdiocese has applied for a permits to demolish Fishtown’s St. Laurentius Church. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

March 28: Historic designation battles in PA | NJ texting and walking crackdown | Street grids and transit

Parkway Corp is shifting strategy and selling a large surface parking lot at 20th and Arch, instead of developing it themselves, reports Jacob Adelman. One takeaway: "Not much open land…

    • Pine Street bike lane

DVRPC awards $7.6 million for protected bike lanes, pedestrian safety, trails and lights on Manayunk Bridge

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) awarded $7.6 million in federal Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funds to 11 multimodal projects across the region on Thursday. The money will fund lighting…

    • PHA considers Liddonfield proposals

March 25: Liddonfield redevelopment delayed | Philly Day Hiker | In defense of Trader Joe's parking lots

Re­devel­op­ment of the former Lid­don­field Homes pub­lic hous­ing pro­ject at Tor­res­dale Av­en­ue and Megar­gee Street in Upper Holmesburg is delayed, reports William Kenny. The plan, which has support from the civic…

    • A SEPTA Key validator

The Key is patience: SEPTA again delays launch of new smartcard fare system

Once again, SEPTA officials have pushed back the estimated launch date of SEPTA Key, the transportation authority’s new farecard system that will someday replace tokens and tickets on Philadelphia’s buses, trolleys,…

    • Rendering of the proposed pedestrian bridge over Lancaster Avenue

Villanova is going dancing… on a new pedestrian bridge over US 30

No matter what happens in tonight’s Sweet 16 matchup against Miami, Villanovans have cause to celebrate: the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) approved $4.5 million in state funding for a…

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March 24: Slow metro growth | Race and park planning | Parking bubble? | Broad & Washington scorecard

The Philadelphia metro area is growing more slowly than other metro areas around the country, the Inquirer reports. The population continues to grow thanks to births and immigration, the metro…

    • N3RD Street sign | NewsWorks

To help tech startups grow, Keystone Innovation Zone expands to Old City

The University City Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) now stretches across Center City to the Delaware River.   On Tuesday, Mayor Jim Kenney and Stephen S. Tang, the CEO of University City…

    • 13th & Carpenter | Cope Linder

Blatstein's revised designs for Broad & Washington project

Developer Bart Blatstein has submitted new renderings of his proposed mixed-use apartment tower and rooftop village at Broad & Washington Avenue to the Civic Design Review Committee, which will see the…

    • Shazana Goff and Clifford Brown, La Finquita, March 2016
Eyes on the Street

Community Farm in South Kensington claiming its ground in court

On Friday afternoon, Clifford Brown planted beet seeds in tidy rows at La Finquita, a volunteer-run market farm in rapidly redeveloping South Kensington. It’s spring business-as-usual for this 28-year-old urban farm,…

    • Delaware Waterfront

March 23: Aramark on the skyline | Why Philly's grid matters | Keeper of the waterfront parking

Aramark is considering moving their headquarters to the forthcoming PMC Marketplace Design Center building at 2400 Market building, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports. They are adamant about putting an Aramark sign…

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