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    • 6200 Osage Avenue | Will Herzog

Developers picked to rebuild at MOVE site face wary neighbors at project kickoff

Thirty-two years ago, the City of Philadelphia bombed itself. When it rebuilt the 6200 blocks of Osage and Pine, the developer hired to fix the mess used shoddy materials, and went…

    • Eastwick's neighbors expressed their needs at public planning meeting

Eastwick’s neighbors demand full inclusion in planning process for 189 vacant acres

The scars left by an urban renewal process gone sour made themselves visible at the first public planning meeting for a new initiative in Eastwick on Monday night at St. Paul's AME…

    • 8th and Race

August 16: PRA wants 'social impact' development for 8th and Race | Speed cushions foiled | TOD at Frankford Transportation Center

The Redevelopment Authority put out a request for proposals for the surface parking lot at 8th and Race, next to the Broad-Ridge spur SEPTA station, and for the first time,…

    • Courtesy of Greg Heller

On the Record: Q&A with Greg Heller, director of Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority

Last month, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority selected Greg Heller, an author and community development professional, to serve as its executive director. Heller takes over for Brian Abernathy, who left the PRA…

    • Uber Jihad

October 30: Squaring Logan Circle | IRS ped plaza | Philly's "European style" | Monkey Parking fight

Is it time to square Logan Circle? Greg Heller argues that we should celebrate the Ben Franklin Parkway's 100th birthday by rescuing Logan Circle from its current status as a traffic…

    • By the summer of 2015, the playground at 37th and Mt. Vernon streets could be completely overhauled. Photo courtesy of The Trust for Public Land

The keys to Philadelphia's land bank success

Philadelphia recently became the largest U.S. city to create a “land bank.” The news was picked up by The New York Times, which touted Philly’s approach as a “model for…

    • Society Hill Towers, 1969 | From DVRPC, “A Report on Historic Preservation” (1969). Courtesy of the Edmund N. Bacon Collection, The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania.

In Conversation With: Greg Heller on Ed Bacon and his legacy

On the eve of the official launch of Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Phiadelphia (University of Penn Press), author Greg Heller chatted with PlanPhilly's JoAnn Greco about…

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