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    • Will the new Family Court Building at 15th and Arch get taller? Almost happened. | EwingCole
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Failings of the new Family Court's design and development process

The new Family Court Building at 15th and Arch is a development already scarred by political scandal, and a design process that was anything but public. In an opinion piece in Wednesday's…

    • Building the pavilion in Sister Cities Park.
Eyes on the Street

January 2-6: skate the Winter Classic ice, Bicycle Coalition vol call, DAG hosts DIGSAU and Studio Bryan Hanes

Winter Classic Public Skate at Citizen’s Bank Park Tuesday, January 3, 7-8pm, Citizen’s Bank Park. As part of Winter Classic week, the Flyers are hosting public skates on the ice at…

    • While waiting for its lights, the tree in Rittenhouse sports one ornament.
Eyes on the Street

Holiday lighting, CitiesAlive, high-speed rail forum, Chinatown Community Center presentation, Northeast Resurgent symposium

Franklin Square’s Grand Lighting and Rittenhouse Square Tree Lighting Tuesday, November 295-7pm, Franklin Square. Wednesday, November 30, 5pm, Rittenhouse Square. Two of Philadelphia’s squares are all dressed up and…

Eyes on the Street

DAGspace: Confessions of a Center City Booster

Confessions of a Center City Booster by Edwin Bronstein   Philadelphia is a great town in which to live. Center City, in particular, provides a rich backdrop in buildings, in the…

Eyes on the Street

DAGspace: Looking Up on Broad Street

Looking Up on Broad Street By David Brownlee   The Avenue of the Arts has begun to accumulate critical mass. The sidewalks of South Broad Street are now crowded day and…

Eyes on the Street

DAGspace: Neither Black Nor White, Preservation is a Gray Area

Neither Black Nor White, Preservation is a Gray Area By Elise Vider In 1955, Philadelphia significantly advanced the nascent historic preservation movement with the nation’s first citywide ordinance to protect historic buildings.…

Eyes on the Street

DAGspace: Planning for Industrial Growth in Philadelphia: PIDC Takes Aim

Planning for Industrial Growth in Philadelphia: PIDC Takes Aim by Janice Woodcock This past summer, several citizens wrote to The Philadelphia Inquirer saying that Philadelphia 2035, the city’s new Comprehensive Plan,…

Eyes on the Street

DAGspace: Zoning Reform Myth Busting

Zoning Reform Myth Busting by Timothy Kerner Philadelphia’s Zoning Reform process has officially moved from the Zoning Code Commission to City Council, and council members are now attempting to understand the…

DAGspace: Zoning Reform Myth Busting Timothy Kerner

By Tim KernerPhiladelphia’s Zoning Reform process has officially moved from the Zoning Code Commission to City Council, and council members are now attempting to understand the myriad consequences, both intended…

Design Advocacy Group position on zoning reform

“The Design Advocacy Group represents over 1200 members who wish to improve the design of our City.  DAG has consistently supported zoning reform over the past several years.  The combination of…

Design Advocacy Group announcement

We have just learned that City Council is re-convening the hearings on the Zoning Code proposals on Wednesday, September 14th at 10 a.m. in City Hall, Room 400. We encourage you…

August DAGspace

Architect Katherine Dowdell, former board chair the Preservation Alliance, uses her DAGspace column to make the case that historic preservation is good for investors and good for for the economy…

DAG Alert: Vote in the Primary Election tomorrow!

DAG members! As usual, the upcoming primary election will not generate a large voter turnout. That means that every vote, especially yours, really counts. And with five City Council members leaving…

    • DAGspace features urbanist debate

DAGspace features urbanist debate

Architect and planner Scott Page strolls serenely into the crossfire between New Urbanists and Landscape Urbanists in this month's DAGspace. Putting the isms and other jargon to one side, he thoughtfully extracts ideas…

Design Advocacy Group | Monthly Meeting

Design Advocacy Group | Monthly MeetingApril 7, Thursday. 8:00-10:00AM. The Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Free.  Alan Urek presents on the draft plan for Phila2035. George Claflen will be…

New DAGspace article

In this month's DAGspace, Joe Rively reports on the stunning success of Nashville's Civic Design Center in moving design and planning issues to the center of that city's public consciousness. There…

Return of DAGSpace

Several years ago, DAG sponsored a weekly column in the City Paper which allowed several of us to voice opinions about design and planning issues in Philadelphia.  When that column ended,…

    • DAG support vision for Delaware

DAG support vision for Delaware

http://www.designadvocacy.org/ May 19, 2009 Testimony to Philadelphia City Planning Commission regarding Bill 090170 The Design Advocacy Group supports the Civic Vision for the Central Delaware and we are pleased that the…

Philadelphia should strive to make the ship part of a redesigned waterfront.

No need to cross an oceanPhiladelphia should strive to make the ship part of a redesigned waterfront.By Joanne Aitken and David B. Brownlee: We share the gratitude of maritime…

Design Advocacy Group weighs in on Family Court issue

"Despite Mayor Nutter's efforts to reform the city's planning processes, the bizarre deal-making that accompanied the site selection for the new Family Court building - in which the same lawyer seems…

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