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    • 4th and Bainbridge streets, Photo by Eyes on the Street
Eyes on the Street

An education in how to be a better neighborhood advocate

Learning how Philly government works can be a circuitous and sometimes frustrating thing. In my experience, it takes years. It takes walking the halls of City Hall, hours of random conversations…

    • Neighbors creating model of Mifflin Square Park.

How the Kenney administration aims to include neighbors in Rebuild

At a press briefing in March, a member of Mayor Jim Kenney’s Rebuild team described the ambitions of the $500-million project as “not just physical improvements” for the city’s universe of…

    • Centennial Commons, neighborhood edge room | Studio Bryan Hanes
Eyes on the Street

Praxis Dialogues: The importance of inclusive urban design, now

On December 1, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will kick off Praxis Dialogues, the first in a series of public conversations about the notion of "the public good" in design practice,…

    • South Philadelphia District plan meeting, Feb. 9, 2015

Planning Commission hears South Philadelphia District update

Tuesday, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission heard about the research and civic engagement PCPC staff had conducted on planning and zoning goals for the South District, which is bounded, very roughly,…

    • Love Park top word cloud

Love Park: Civic engagement hands off to design work

Months of civic engagment - which produced over 650 ideas for a Love Park redo from interested citizens - came to a conclusion Tuesday evening as Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and…

    • Traffic Playground

January 5: Gillen out | MQS makes land bank deposit | Traffic playground | Citified

Former Redevelopment Authority head Terry Gillen ended her campaign for Mayor, due in part to a difficulty raising money.  Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez is setting an example for City Council, transferring…

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Eyes on the Street

Ideas for the new LOVE Park

I spent much of Wednesday in LOVE Park while staffers from PennPraxis, Parks and Rec, and Fairmount Park Conservancy collected ideas for LOVE Park’s future redesign. My day started with my…

    • Community members talk about sign-controls with the Planning Commission at an open meeting in North Philadelphia

Planning Commission's sign task force holds community meetings across the city

The City Planning Commission’s sign control working group has nearly completed its second round of civic engagement on sign-regulation reform, and relatively few members of the public have shown up to…

    • Members of Portfolio Associates, Inc. asked participants to weigh in on how much sign area should be allowed on storefronts.

Sign Control Working Group finishes first round of civic engagement

The inter-agency Sign Control Working Group wrapped up its first round of civic engagement Friday with a public meeting at the City Planning Commission. The group also met on Thursday with…

Eyes on the Street

Change By Us: Philly's new crowdsourcing tool for neighborhood improvement

We’ve all had light bulb moments about ways make Philly cleaner, safer, greener and smarter. Now there’s an online tool to share those inspirations with policymakers and the public, and get…

    • Touch points between the public, the press and civic visions

Touch points between the public, the press and civic visions

On Thursday, Oct. 8, Harris Steinberg, adjunct assistant professor of city planning at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and Executive Director of PennPraxis, presented nearly three dozen students in…

    • PlanPhilly Postcard on a Berlin airport

Postcard from Tempelhof

Photo: Berliner Morgenpost Aug. 26 By Arrus FarmerFor PlanPhilly The future of the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin has been one of the most hotly contested urban development issues facing that…

Why does funding for Parks & Recreation matter?

How can you make your voice heard at the City’s Community Budget Forums?See details below about how to participate on February 12, 18, 19 & 23, from 7 to 9:30…

Letter from Mayor Nutter: Let’s Work Together for a Better Philadelphia

University City Review: Let’s Work Together for a Better Philadelphia By Mayor Michael A. Nutter In recent weeks, I’ve gone to churches and synagogues, barber shops and beauty salons, diners…

Updated: City budget workshops announced

The University of Pennsylvania Project for Civic Engagement has announced the dates and locations of four community workshops to gather citizen input for the City of Philadelphia’s 2010 budget process. Mayor…

    • Alan Greenberger and Eva Gladstein

Full slate for Zoning Code Commission

Jan. 14 THE NEWS FLASH By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyThe Zoning Code Commission started 2009 with an in-depth monthly meeting Wednesday, and commissioners were brought up to speed on…

    • Great Expectations

The Big Canvas Confab

Over 200 artisans, politicians, civic leaders and plain old citizens who love the arts, care about culture and worry about the economy turned out on a pristine Saturday afternoon in King…

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