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    • South along the Schuylkill: Part of Sunoco's Philadelphia refinery as seen from the Passyunk Avenue Bridge.
Eyes on the Street

Who will weather extreme weather?

From tidal floods to heat waves, extreme weather is in Philly’s long-term forecast. How can the city be better prepared, responsive, and resilient in the face of this challenge? In this…

    • A pile of trash and parked vehicles on the former Helen Street basketball court
Eyes on the Street

Don't Trash Philly

Can Philly clean up it's act? The Next Great City Coalition argues that it's time for Philly to get serious about curbing our trash issues, from illegal dumping to mindless littering.…

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March 19: Ballot lottery winners | Upcoming planning forums | Johnson nixes 3-D billboards in 2nd District

A bipartisan bill is moving forward in Congress that would give local governments, rather than state DOTs, more control over how federal transportation dollars are spent. Incumbents fared pretty poorly…

    • 4700 block of Sansom St | Steve Ives, EOTS Flickr Group
Eyes on the Street

Housing policy in Philadelphia: We can do better

In this op-ed architect and Design Advocacy Group chair Kiki Bolender makes the case for rowhouse preservation programs as a way to improve resident health and well-being while stabilizing rowhouse blocks.…

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February 19: Next Great City platform | Council power grab | State TOD districts bill

The Next Great City platform is now live, featuring six cheap or budget-neutral ways that the city can continue its progress on sustainability, livability, and economic growth over the next…

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August 11: New Camden waterfront park | Pedestrian death map | Wm Penn High School sale blocked | Direct Tesla sales in PA

Governing Magazine stays on on the pedestrian deaths issue with an interactive map of pedestrian deaths across the United States. Notice how there are more pedestrian deaths in the more suburban…

    • What is the future of the Library in the City? Learn more at a panel discussion Wednesday night.
Eyes on the Street

March 12-16: Photographer Vincent Feldman, Next Great City coalition meeting, The Library in the City, benchmarking commercial buildings

Vincent Feldman and the Abandoned City Tuesday, March 13, 4:30-6:30. Temple University, Paley Library Lecture Hall, 927 W. Berks Street. Photographer Vincent Feldman has made a career of photographing vacant buildings…

Council Considers Sustainable Business Bill

From the Next Great City newsletter: Philadelphia City Council's Finance Committee recently approved an amendment to Bill No. 090119 introduced by Councilman Kenney to create tax incentives for certified sustainable businesses…

Next Great City Coalition launches E-Petition to pass updated Zoning Code

The Next Great City (NGC) coalition has launched a web-based petition campaign to make a final push for reforming Philadelphia’s archaic zoning code. Citizens can sign the petition online at the…

UPDATED: Publications and Newsletters, April 2010

GRID Magazine: Party Post-Op, the Food Issue, Griddle updates, and more! GRID magazine is a new Philadelphia-based magazine for sustainability. Covering topics such as energy, food, shelter, transportation, ecology and culture.…

Next Great City: Mayor's Proposed Budget impacts on sustainability

A message from Next Great City: Mayor Nutter presented his Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Address to members of City Council last week.  We’ve looked over the proposed budget to see…

Publications and Newsletters, May 2010

GRID Philly, May 2010 GRID magazine is a new Philadelphia-based magazine for sustainability. Covering topics such as energy, food, shelter, transportation, ecology and culture. Sustainable Communities Initiatives - West Philadelphia, May…

UPDATED: Publications and Newsletters, March 2010

GRID Philly, April 2010 GRID magazine is a new Philadelphia-based magazine for sustainability. Covering topics such as energy, food, shelter, transportation, ecology and culture. DVRPC Focus Newsletter, March 2010 Delaware Valley…

UPDATED: Publications and Newsletters, January 2010

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Newsletter: Winter 2010 The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is dedicated to uniting the region's elected officials, planning professionals and the public with a common vision…

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UPDATED: Publications and Newsletters, December 2009

Pennsylvania Planning Association "Vantage Point" A publication of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Planning Association. Biohabitats, Leaf Litter: Winter Solstice 2009 Temperatures and snowflakes are beginning to drop. What better…

UPDATED: Publications and Newsletters, November 2009

Pennsylvania Planning Association "Vantage Point" A publication of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Planning Association. Citizens Business, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is an…

Ask Governors Rendell to Support Completing PA/NJ Bike Trails!

A message from the Next Great City: It is time for Philadelphia to fill the gaps in the Schuylkill River Trail, for Pennsylvania to have a connected East Coast Greenway…

Publications and Newsletters, October 2009

GRID Philly, October 2009 GRID magazine is a new Philadelphia-based magazine for sustainability. Covering topics such as energy, food, shelter, transportation, ecology and culture. Green Jobs Philly News #16, October 2009…

UPDATED: Publications and Newsletters, September 2009

GRID Philly, September 2009 GRID magazine is a new Philadelphia-based magazine for sustainability. Covering topics such as energy, food, shelter, transportation, ecology and culture. Next Great City Newsletter, 7 September 2009…

Publications and Newsletters, August 2009

Citizens Business, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to research and analysis of the region's resources and challenges with…

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