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    • Rainbow Love, North Broad Street | Theresa Stigale

October 13: Philly's stake in climate action | Lovable parking garage | North Broad restaurant wave

Michael Nutter was one of five outgoing Mayors interviewed by Governing Magazine about the lessons they learned in office. Nutter goes for the Mike Tyson quote: “Everybody’s got a plan till you…

    • Shin on Me | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
Eyes on the Street

Luminous, lively Philly | Bart's 'lavish' casino party | talking Textizen | Queen Lane limbo | Julian Abele Park update | accepting North Philly change

Shin on Me | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr groupHappy Monday, streeters. Today promises to be as lovely as the weekend was, so let's start off today's Buzz on…

    • Can apps and social media work as planning tools?

Can apps and social media work as planning tools?

Clint Randall, a planner with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, talks with PlanPhilly about the Commission's recent experiences with an innovative texting program created for the City by Code for America,…

Eyes on the Street

Nutter launches New Urban Mechanics Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s city services are about to be tweaked by a new nimble outfit: New Urban Mechanics Philadelphia. On Monday Mayor Nutter announced the city's New Urban Mechanics initiative in his keynote…

    • The Pennypack Creek Bridge is more than 300 years old. | courtesy of Fred Moore
Eyes on the Street

Textizen results | Pennypack Creek Bridge honors | UC KIZ starts Emerging Technology Collaborative | skate ban expansion | Roxborough demo update

Textizen worked best with transit riders, reports NewsWorks. As part of two district planning projects, the City Planning Commission solicited public input via text using Code for America's Textizen tool.…

Eyes on the Street

Want to improve your block? Ask Neighborhow

Ever wondered how to plant a street tree or plan a block cleanup? Stand on the shoulders of the giants: your neighbors. Plenty of folks have successfully planned neighborhood improvement projects.…

    • Do you know a beautiful street when you see it?
Eyes on the Street

Beautiful Streets: How do you define streetscape beauty?

Is a beautiful street something you feel? Is it context specific? Does beautiful equate to urbane, narrow, architecturally interesting, uniform, well kept, or busy? Is streetscape beauty like pornography? That is,…

    • Do you know a beautiful street when you see it?

Beautiful Streets: How do you define streetscape beauty?

Is a beautiful street something you feel? Is it context specific? Does beautiful equate to urbane, narrow, architecturally interesting, uniform, well kept, or busy? Is streetscape beauty like pornography? That is,…

Eyes on the Street

Code for America's Jennifer Pahlka talks networked cities at TEDx

In November, TEDxPhilly brought together some of our city's brightest urbanists and performers for a day full of urban inspiration and ideas about The City . As promised, I'm sharing some…

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City's own social network allows residents to connect through common causes [video]

 Image/Change By Us Parkwood resident Marge Philippi collects bandit signs from poles. Since 2006, she said at last night's civic association meeting, she's collected 8,000 of the illegal signs that say…

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…

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