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    • Visionaries Roundtable (l to r): Bryan Hanes, Inga Saffron, David De Long, Richard Snowden |  Marcos Salganicoff, Courtesy of Chestnut Hill Conservancy & Historical Society

Chestnut Hill roundtable looks to the past to plan for the future

For an evening focused on preserving historic buildings and protecting the landscape, there was a whole lot of talk about accepting development and preparing for change. But that was the point.…

    • One of the new Amtrak Cities Sprinter ACS-64 locomotives, Photo courtesy of Amtrak

July 29: Rethinking Philly's intercity bus hubs | Homeownership at a low | Philly's affordability in context

Amtrak passengers scored a win at the federal Surface Transportation Board yesterday when the Board moved to withdraw a proposal supported by freight rail companies challenging the priority status of passenger…

    • Central Green and 1200 Intrepid Ave
    • PHA considers Liddonfield proposals

March 25: Liddonfield redevelopment delayed | Philly Day Hiker | In defense of Trader Joe's parking lots

Re­devel­op­ment of the former Lid­don­field Homes pub­lic hous­ing pro­ject at Tor­res­dale Av­en­ue and Megar­gee Street in Upper Holmesburg is delayed, reports William Kenny. The plan, which has support from the civic…

    • The Res

February 29: SEPTA releases King of Prussia rail route | Streets Dept at The Res | Design Advocacy Group survey

SEPTA released their preferred route for the King of Prussia rail extension, reports Jason Laughlin and Laura McCrystal. "Both opponents and supporters of the project said Friday that the chosen plan…

    • Broad and Washington snow pile

February 16: Philly Mag's transportation issue | Last days of LOVE Park skateboarding | Bad Bart

Inga Saffron critiques two Bart Blatstein projects in the news recently, the mixed-use tower at Broad and Washington and the strip mall development proposed for the former Foxwoods site in South…

    • 20th Street

February 5: Accidental Open Streets | PA cities' high lead counts | Pearl Properties building 14-story by-right tower

Jonas Maciūnas and Victoria Harris-Maciūnas have a fun blog post up about an accidental Open Streets day that happened over the weekend, when a truck broke down at 20th and Spruce and…

    • Traffic on Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, one of the corridors targeted for improvements in new city plan.

November 20: Washington Avenue 'edge lines' | DRPA's reverse congestion charge | Income-based water billing

Inga Saffron laments Southern Land Co's proposed demolition of three charming Sansom Street buildings near Rittenhouse, and wonders whether Jim Kenney "will be the mayor who finally recognizes that our three-century collection…

    • Site Perspective of proposed Soko Development

October 23: Temple planning $100M football stadium | Lowering state route speed limits | Creeping suburbanization

Inga Saffron laments the city's unwillingness or inability to hold developers accountable for truly urban design, calling out the forthcoming Soko Lofts in South Kensington and the townhouses replacing Mount Sinai…

    • Hale Building

July 20: Hale Building restoration | Tall buildings minus the shadows | Majority of the majority

The Hale Building at Chestnut and Juniper is getting a complete renovation by Brickstone, with ground-floor restaurants and offices on top.  An important piece on the state budget standoff by…

    • 9th and Wharton

April 20: The biggest transpo problem in North America | Tax delinquents' rental licenses denied | All about that Basin

Here are the renderings of Paul Mirabello's proposed mixed-use project for 9th and Wharton that was the subject of great consternation last week. How do Council's district lines interplay with planning…

    • Awareness Cones

April 15: Doug Oliver courting SEPTA voters | New E. Passyunk gateway renderings | In defense of Awareness Cone

PennFuture says the state of Pennsylvania subsidizes fossil fuel industries to the tune of $3.2 billion annually, mostly as tax expenditures in the tax code. The exemption of gasoline from…

    • 2401 Washington rendering

January 23: Political drama-thon | Mid-rise Washington Ave | Philly's Second Empire architecture

Lots of political drama this Friday morning. Northeast Democratic ward leaders made their picks for the special elections to fill the 170th house district seat being vacated by Congressman-elect Brendan Boyle,…

    • Paper transfer

December 9: Paid transfers forever | The Great Reorganization | Unremarkable Danish intersection

SEPTA key - our new contactless fare system - should be a big improvement in many ways, but Duncan Black has some concerns. "It appears transfers still won't be free.…

    • New Bus Shelters

December 2: New bus shelter designs | ODB McDonald's historic marker | Graffiti Pier at night

Inga Saffron has some positive things to say about Lindsey Scannapieco's plans for the redevelopment of the shuttered Bok School in South Philly. Bids to reconstruct the city's traffic signal center…

    • SEPTA Park n' Ride

October 24: SEPTA strike looms | Office sales doubled in first half | The math of Park n' Rides

Michael Noda says there could be a SEPTA strike as soon as Monday. The PR fight between ride-sharing companies, like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, and traditional taxi fleet owners is…

    • Schuylkill River boardwalk

September 29: Metro Philly's carbon emissions fall | Market East LED signage | Looking back on Eraserhood | Effective bike junket

Big win for mixed-use development at the PA Supreme Court last week. Supremes upheld the state's planned residential development (PRD) law, which allows mixed-use development in municipalities, and rejected National Realty Corp's…

    • Philly Bike Share Phase One

Philly bike share station locations revealed

The Philly Bike Share website has released the city's proposed bike share locations this afternoon. As readers may recall, they've been soliciting location suggestions from the public for some time now,…

    • City Hall SEPTA entrance

September 8: How Philly coddles repeat drunk drivers | Saffron pans Dilworth | Camden stabilizing| Chamber on 2015

Nearly half of drunk drivers caught by police in Pennsylvania are repeat offenders, in part because Pennsylvania's laws and criminal justice system mollycoddle them. The problem is especially bad in…

    • Seattle woonerf

August 29: Girard's mid-rise debut | Mystery "major changes" for Market East | Progressive street designs | Doc's regrets

Randy LoBasso says the Parking Authority issued 12,538 tickets in the past year for parking on the sidewalk. Unhelpfully, the data PPA provided Philly Weekly doesn't distinguish between violations by…

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