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Kenney launches Historic Preservation Task Force

Jim Kenney’s administration says it wants to improve the city’s historic preservation environment while encouraging people to see preservation and development as partners in urban growth. Figuring out how to make…

    • West Philly Earth Ship
    • Harris Steinberg / photo by Michael Ahearn

Harris Steinberg: "With time, comes change"

Cities are all about change. People come and they go. New development masks past lives. Economic pressures press on the fabric of existing neighborhoods. And old economies fall to new technologies.…

    • Spruce Street Harbor Park

Would a new pop-up "industry" be a bad thing for Philly?

One interesting wrinkle to watch in the debate over pop-up beer gardens is the disagreement between Rep. John Taylor and John Longacre of the Philadelphia Tavern Owners Association over how widespread…

    • ZBA hearing on historic mansion continued

ZBA hearing on historic mansion continued

The University of Pennsylvania and developer Jonathan Weiss sought zoning relief Wednesday afternoon for a proposed five-story, 122-unit, market-rate student housing development at 40th and Pine, where a historic mansion currently…

    • Three conversations, two waterfronts, one river

Three conversations, two waterfronts, one river

As part of its behind the news event series, PlanPhilly hosted a two-hour Delaware River cruise that celebrated a historic treasure currently docked on our Central Delaware riverfront and the former…

Eyes on the Street

Sunset on the Delaware River [slideshow]

    • PennPraxis celebrates 10th season with session on its future direction

PennPraxis celebrates 10th season with session on its future direction

To commemorate the 10th birthday of PennPraxis on Saturday, Executive Director Harris Steinberg and Penn School of Design Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor invited planning and design experts, alums, and Philadelphia residents…

We’ve come a long way, Philly

By Harris Steinberg It can be hard to remember that just 10 years ago, Philadelphia’s planning and development were controlled by backroom deal-makers.The City Planning Commission was a marginalized shadow…

    • The Lower Schuylkill Master Plan study area has 68% of the city's vacant or underused industrial land. | PIDC
Eyes on the Street

Lower Schuylkill from hidden to hotbed?

Is the Lower Schuylkill Philadelphia’s next great opportunity? Harris Steinberg, executive director of PennPraxis*, had an opinion piece in Sunday’s Inquirer calling attention to the enormous potential presented by 4,000 industrial…

Eyes on the Street

January 30-February 3: Preservation economics, Megaprojects forum, Janette Sadik-Khan, Ed Bacon student design competition, South Philly street design, political gridlock and transportation

Donovan Rypkema on Economics of Historic Preservation, Home and Abroad Monday, January 30, 8-9pm. The Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square. Donovan Rypkema comes to the Ethical Society to…

Eyes on the Street

The Battle for Atlantic Yards comes to Penn, bookended with megaproject forums

Development can make for sensational drama, which is just what the the docu-musical, In the Footprint: The Battle over Atlantic Yards promises for its 16-show run at Penn's Annenberg Center…

    • Delaware River Pier
Eyes on the Street

Philadelphia's New Day

I got up before dawn on Wednesday to visit Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for a panel called The Philadelphia Story: Planning, Politics and Reality. Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron*…

Eyes on the Street

Combat Zoning Fatigue: Dig In

In May 2007, 80% of Philadelphia voters supported zoning reform. That vote kicked off four years of hard work, culminating in the Zoning Code Commission's (ZCC) recommendations for a new zoning…

    • Beth Shalom Synagogue Sanctuary | flickr user SpecialKRB, Creative Commons
Eyes on the Street

This Week: September 19-23

Beth Shalom Synagogue Sanctuary | flickr user SpecialKRB, Creative CommonsLawrence Susskind  Monday, September 19, 6pm.  PennDesign, 210 S. 34th Street, Meyerson Hall B-3. Has planning lost its mojo? Is there…

    • Final land ordinance and a Green 2015 run through

Final land ordinance and a Green 2015 run through

At Wednesday evening's final 2010 Parks & Recreation Commission meeting, held at the Central Branch of the Free Library, the talk was of adding parkland. It made a welcome switch from…

An architect's perspective on the SugarHouse Casino

Harris Steinberg, executive director of Penn Praxis, was involved in the visioning process for the Delaware Waterfront in 2007-08. During a Q&A with Sandra Shea, Daily News' editorial section editor, he…

Harris Steinberg: A chance to reshape casino

Inquirer: A chance to reshape casino By Harris Steinberg Philadelphia was dealt a bad hand when the Foxwoods casino was proposed for the city's Delaware River waterfront. But with the…

Examining Ed Bacon’s Visions for Philadelphia

UC Review: Examining Ed Bacon’s Visions for Philadelphia It’s hard to imagine how the "things that might have been" would impact the present. If for instance, a World’s Fair had…

Steinberg: Let's make progress on riverfronts

Oct. 1 Commentary / Harris SteinbergThings are starting to move along the Central Delaware - literally. Just this week, the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) is holding hearings on transit…

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