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    • South Philly Library, Photo by Phillytrax

Down this Street before: Can Rebuild stick to its promise of data-driven, apolitical decisions?

The comparisons are irresistible: Less than three years into office, a Philadelphia mayor pushing through a major legislative initiative that promises to boost equity in long-neglected neighborhoods via a project financed…

    • The store is beneath the Market-Frankford El, and close to Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts

April 12: Skepticism on Temple stadium costs | DAG on Blatstein | The case for Harrowgate

Jay McCalla, a former deputy managing director under Mayor John Street, who helped manage the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (NTI) worries Jim Kenney's plan to fix up parks and recreation centers may…

    • Italian Market

March 5: Nutter's last tax hike | NTI's last payout | Italian Market survey | Widening Richmond Street

There's a 9.3% property tax increase proposed in Michael Nutter's last budget. Wendy Ruderman helps you calculate what that means for your property. The last of the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative money…

    • City Hall south
Eyes on the Street

Will the Community Sustainability Initiative turn City Council into planners?

This week City Council returns for its fall session and something we’re likely to hear a lot about in the coming months is the “Community Sustainability Initiative” (CSI), a new program…

    • An overview shot of the APM neighborhood, as seen from 9th and Montgomery

Clarke’s plan and why all affordable housing isn’t created equal

City Council President Darrell Clarke’s new affordable housing initiative marks Philadelphia’s latest foray into large-scale, placed-based planning.  The goal is to create “affordable housing opportunities in communities where property values are…

    • 1800 block of N. Marston

Councilwoman Tasco: Take a closer look at those “Apples”

Councilwoman Tasco and I agree that, with respect to affordable housing in Philadelphia, “The need is real.”  We also agree that, in her words, “Council’s plan [the “1,500 New Affordable Housing…

    • 51st and Baltimore

Tasco takes issue with Kromer analysis of Clarke's affordable housing plan

It was disappointing to see PlanPhilly/Philly.com publish John Kromer’s deeply flawed analysis comparing City Council’s 1,500 New Affordable Housing Units Initiative with the Street Administration’s Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (NTI). As I…

    • 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…

    • Darrell Clarke

Council President Clarke’s initiative: How to avoid NTI Jr.

The Council President has a plan. He wants the city to support a multi-million dollar bond issue that, combined with other funding, will finance the development of many units of housing…

Eyes on the Street

PlanPhilly picked for Azavea's Summer of Maps

Today Azavea announced the winners of its inaugural Summer of Maps, a 12-week fellowship that pairs budding GIS analysts with nonprofit partners to work on a specific geo-spatial analysis project.…

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