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Logan Square neighborhood rezoning awaits Council approval

The last few decades have seen enormous changes in the Logan Square neighborhood. Most recently the Whole Foods flagship landed there, complete with cocktail cart and butcher’s block. The Philadelphia Latter…

    • Jane Jacobs at home in Toronto

Jane Jacobs and Philly's four original squares

When Jane Jacobs published “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” in 1961, it was a self-aware indictment of the dominant thinking in city planning. Jacobs railed against top-down master…

    • The Family Court Building (right) and Free Library help define Logan Square's civic architecture.

On Logan Square: From Square to Circle… and maybe back again?

In celebration of what would have been Jane Jacobs’ 100th birthday on May 4, we’re taking a look at these four parks, past, present and future. What has remained the same,…

    • The Family Court Building (right) and Free Library help define Logan Square's civic architecture.

Requiem for a new urbanist dream

When PennDOT announced that it was replacing seven bridges over the Vine Street Expressway without taking the opportunity to also cap all four of the ventilation openings amongst them, a Greek…

    • An aerial view of Klyde Warren Park (photo credit Kye R. Lee, Dallas News)

Restore Logan Square: a "Big D" leadership challenge for Philadelphia

This article was co-published by PlanPhilly and urban form website this old city A freeway that once hacked through downtown like a meat cleaver now holds 300 trees and a dog…

    • Mulberry Market, Photo by David Swift Photography
Eyes on the Street

February 13: Comcast expands | Mormon church plans residential tower | Condo King buys Old City properties | Parking debate | South Street's Southwark Theatre

Hello snowed-in Streeters! We hope this Buzz finds you somewhere safe and warm. Now turned to a sleet/snow combo, this storm dumped more than eight inches of snow on Philadelphia overnight.…

    • The Family Court Building (right) and Free Library help define Logan Square's civic architecture.
Eyes on the Street

2012 Endangered Properties List: Philly Modern, breweries, Family Court, and tax credits

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia released its 10th Annual Endangered Properties List [pdf] today, which includes three city-owned buildings, our dwindling supply of historic breweries, and examples of Philly modernism. Here'…

    • Take in the lights and window displays of South Philly on the Bicycle Coalition's Fun Ride this month.
Eyes on the Street

December 10-14: Environments of Memory | Fishtown archaeology | PAFA After Dark: Made in America | South Philly Fun Ride

Michael Walsh: Environments of Memory Tuesday, December 11, 4-5:30pm. PennDesign, Architectural Archives, Fine Arts Library, 34th between Walnut and Spruce. Join Michael Walsh for this Conservation in Conversation discussion about his…

    • Gloria Dei, 1929. | Frank Seigner, Department of Records | PhillyHistory
Eyes on the Street

December 7-9: Lucia Fest | Crafty Balboa | March of Lights | Menorah lighting

75th Annual Lucia Fest Gloria Dei (Old Swede’s) Church, Columbus Boulevard and Christian Street. Friday, December 7, 6pm and 8pm. Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, 2pm, 3:30pm, and 5pm.…

    • Callowhill Neighborhood Association is appealing the demolition of Church of the Assumption at 12th and Spring Garden.
Eyes on the Street

Callowhill Neighbors appeal Assumption demo | New waterfront zoning in 2013 | 245 hybrid buses replacing diesel | Market West smut duo closes

Good morning, Streeters. Happy Thursday. Today’s City Council agenda [pdf] includes votes on the city’s Complete Streets legislation and residential parking minimums for developments around Temple. Here’s this morning’s buzz: The…

    • What would you do to make South Broad Street a livelier place?
Eyes on the Street

Cultural BRT route | SEPTA's energy action plan | Neighbors plan new future for Frankford Y | Activating South Broad

After a taste of Indian summer yesterday, we’re back to our regularly scheduled November weather today, Streeters. Don’t forget the umbrella as you’re out and about today. Among the competing visions…

    • Learn how to spot a dangerous tree, and when it's time to call in the pros at a PHS workshop on Tuesday. 
Eyes on the Street

November 12-16: Hazardous tree care workshop | Orchard planting at Nelson Playground | High-performance homes | Green City, Clean Waters info

After the Storm: Recognizing the signs of a hazardous tree Tuesday, November 13, 6-8pm. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th St. Join arborist Steve Goin, of Bartlett Tree Experts, to learn…

Eyes on the Street

Love Note #103: Linda Huss loves the city’s written-word command center: the Free Library of Philadelphia

Today Eyes on the Street continues our Philly Love Notes collaboration with this appreciation of the Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkway Central Branch (among others) for its architectural splendor, vast and fabulous…

    • SEPTA reminds you to vote (and who for) | @planphilly on Instagram
Eyes on the Street

VOTE | Frankford Ave facade improvements | Office building proposed 19th and Arch | Inside Kendrick Mill | Buyers for surplus schools

SEPTA reminds you to vote (and who for) | @planphilly on InstagramGood morning, Streeters, and happy Election Day. Do us all a favor and make sure to go vote today.…

    • Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
    • Construction work is planned right up to the curb line, making temporary sidewalks impossible

Dilworth Plaza disrupts pedestrian traffic while promising to improve pedestrian experience

The construction around Dilworth Plaza is creating a no-pain, no-gain situation for pedestrians trying to walk through and around City Hall.  The barriers surrounding the Dilworth construction site block east-west access…

    • AIDS Walk/Run Philly is this Sunday.
Eyes on the Street

October 19-21: Philly Painting talk | Schuylkill River Park festival, bridge dedication | AIDS Walk Philly | Anna Lappé on sustainable food

Philly Painting: A conversation with Dre Urhan and Jane Golden Friday, October 19, 5:30pm-7:30pm. University of the Arts, Terra Building, 211 S. Broad Street, Caplan Recital Hall, 16th Floor. Haas & Hahn's Philly…

    • Learn about community organizing in Chinatown Monday night at HSP.
Eyes on the Street

October 15-19: Chinatown fight to survive | Ben Franklin Bridge bike ride | Brewfest | reexamining sustainable agriculture

Philadelphia Chinatown’s Fight for Survival Monday, October 15, 4:30-6:30pm. Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street. Learn how Philadelphia’s Chinatown has evolved over time and its ongoing struggle to maintain its…

    • photosynthesis | phillytrax, Eyes on the Street Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

October 8-12: Peter Calthorpe | Homeowner workshops | Public Spaces: Public Connections | Preservation conference

Peter Calthorpe: Reflections on Urbanisms: New, Traditional, and Global Monday, October 8, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall Lower Gallery, 210 South 34th St. Peter Calthorpe, one of America's most influential planners, will…

    • Rendering of Lovett Memorial Library park. | Community Design Collaborative
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