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    • Best Overall: Winner - Neighborhood Potters (after) | courtesy of Community Design Collaborative
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2016 Storefront Design Challenge honors

When a business owner invests in new awnings or distinctive signage, fresh paint or new lighting, she’s telegraphing community pride, expressing her business’ identity, and offering a vote of confidence in…

    • Laurie Olin at the Barnes, May 2012.
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Laurie Olin awarded National Medal of Arts

At a ceremony on July 10, President Obama will award landscape architect Laurie Olin, the 2012 National Medal of Arts. The medal, conferred by the National Endowment for the Arts,…

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Old City among top 12 ArtPlaces in US

Usually we resist the urge to pass along the endless stream of city rankings, but this one feels good to share: ArtPlace announced its list of America’s Top 12 ArtPlaces for…

    • Camac Street's oak block pavers were getting chewed up. (October 9, 2012)
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Camac Street's wooden blocks repaired

I have a particular fascination with Philadelphia's network of alleys and small streets, and I count the the wood-paved 200 block of Camac Street as a personal favorite. So I was…

    • Pedestrians and cyclists can get between Schuylkill Banks and Schuylkill River Park.
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New bridge connects Schuylkill Banks with Schuylkill River Park

After a long wait, it took less than 15 minutes for crews to hoist the metal span over the CSX tracks on Thursday, creating a new link for pedestrians and cyclists…

    • Mayor Nutter will sign an executive order about open data this afternoon.
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Mayor to sign open data order [updated]

[UPDATED, Friday, April 29: Find the full text of the Executive Order via Technically Philly here.]  Today the City of Philadelphia will take an important step into the age of…

    • A section of the individual properties listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places mapped on PreservePhiladelphia.org.
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Preserve Philadelphia transformed

Finding out if a building is designated as historic in Philadelphia typically requires calling the Historical Commission. Online preservation resources for the city have been spotty. But the Preservation Alliance for…

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Patrick Kerkstra's 'Deluge of Deadbeats' series wins recognition

This year's inaugural Weiss Award for Investigative Journalism went to a team of reporters from the Inquirer for a series about violence and dangerous learning conditions in the city's public school…

    • DiNic's new stand in Reading Terminal Market
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Reading Terminal Market celebrates its 120th year with major renovations

February 22 is Reading Terminal Market’s 120th anniversary and, far from ossifying into old age, the market has a major renovation project underway. I caught up with Paul Steinke, the market’s…

    • Greensgrow | Shrimpcracker, Flickr
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Greensgrow's Mary Seton Corboy wins sustainable ag award

Since sprouting its first lettuces in 1997 on the site of a former galvanizing plant, Greensgrow Farms has grown into an urban agriculture powerhouse that is often citied as a national model. And…

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Zoe Strauss is everywhere

Philly is in love with Zoe Strauss. Strauss, a 41-year-old Philly-born photographer, has spent the past decade recording American life, in all its tragicomic complexity. And this weekend, the Philadelphia Museum…

    • One of Bodine High School's new planters helps to absorb the paved schoolyard's stormwater runoff.
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Emerald City: Philly ranked best in the nation for green infrastructure

Philadelphia is an Emerald City, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, thanks to our city's green infrastructure approach to stormwater management. When it rains, our rivers…

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Fleisher Art Memorial's youth programs earn national recognition

A bright national spotlight shines on Bella Vista’s own Fleisher Art Memorial today. This afternoon, Fleisher will receive a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award at the White House, along with…

    • PHS Pops Up Garden, June 2011
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PHS Pops Up Garden turned vacant lot into a productive landscape

PHS Pops Up Garden, June 2011 This summer the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) transformed a long-vacant lot at 20th and Market streets into a lively, green space filled with raised beds…

    • Nicetown kids with Melissa and Shane Victorino | Shane Victorino Foundation
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Shane Victorino Rehabs Nicetown Boys & Girls Club, Bravo.

This week’s Bravo* goes to Shane Victorino for completely overhauling the Nicetown Boys & Girls Club at North 18th Street and Hunting Park Avenue. The 106 year-old building was built as…

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Bravo: Bicycle Coalition's Park(ing) Day Corrals Stay Until November, Maybe Longer

This week’s Bravo* goes to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for installing of two bike parking corrals for Park(ing) Day that they arranged to keep in place for weeks beyond…

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