Eyes on the Street is a place for news, observations, and conversation about Philadelphia’s built environment. We seek to connect PlanPhilly's process and policy coverage with the experience of living in the city.
For Eyes on the Street to thrive, the conversations here have to be real and your participation is key. This is a place where people who care about planning and development in Philadelphia can share their observations, inspirations, and questions. It’s a place to connect with and learn from one another in an ongoing dialogue about Philadelphia’s future.
Want to jump into the conversation? Here’s how:
Eyes on the Street is a place where community groups, nonprofit organizations, and public entities can share neighborhood news, event notices, and special campaigns. Tell us what’s on your agenda, and we’ll help get the word out. Keep Eyes on the Street in the loop by sending your information via email at . If there’s a poster for your event, feel free to share that as well.
Expertise comes in many forms, and Eyes on the Street values the role of many voices in shaping the news. This blog is a place for your voice to be heard as a Community Contributor or as a freelance writer.
Eyes on the Street is a place to examine planning and design issues from a variety of angles. If you are someone who works to shape this city’s built-environment – as a design professional, developer, advocate, public employee, or volunteer – you can be a Community Contributor for Eyes on the Street.
Community Contributors write guest posts offering their insights, informed opinions, and thoughtful commentary about planning issues in Philadelphia. Think of these submissions like a newspaper op-ed or column: a short, to-the-point piece about a specific issue that you’re working on or thinking about, intended to shape the conversation.
Remember: Reasonable people can disagree. Keep it professional, respectful, and fair.
We've got our eyes out looking for freelance reporters. If you're interested send us a snappy, to-the-point email expressing your interest with a link or two where we can check out your writing. Specific pitches are also welcome. Shoot Ashley an email at .
What does your Philadelphia look like? Eyes on the Street is collecting and featuring images of the diverse places and faces that make up this wonderful city. By sharing your photos, you just might see them on the blog.
By submitting your photo(s) to us, you are agreeing that content is original and in no way infringes on any copyright or trademark. You also agree that it is not plagiarized, libelous, slanderous, misleading, or violates anyone’s rights. Please disclose any conflict of interest you may have in the subject matter.
By submitting your photo(s), you are also consenting to the use of your submission(s) without restriction on eyesonthestreet.com, planphilly.com, and related media. There is no compensation, but in exchange for the use of your images, any photos published will be credited to the photographer and will link back to their Flickr page.
Photos, comments, and forum posts on Flickr will be moderated, but will be posted as long as they are relevant and are not abusive.
Eyes on the Street wants to help its readers get answers to their tricky questions. Feel free to ask the “Help Desk” your questions about a particular site, development, or project, as well as questions that relate to process, programs, or initiatives.
All over the city individuals are doing their part to take care their neighborhoods, blocks, properties, and each other. Good work does not have to go unnoticed. Who is making your corner of Philadelphia better? Let us know so we can highlight these efforts. Is there a leader, organization, or program that you think is improving Philadelphia’s built environment? Point us their way.
Your participation is key to the success of Eyes on the Street. Candid, respectful conversation is valued. Please share your thoughts, ask questions, and engage with members of the community here.
Your comments will be moderated, but not edited. Anything abusive, lewd, overtly commercial, or profane is not acceptable and will not be published. When commenting, please use your real name (or first name initials and last name).