In a neighborhood where 29 new development projects (4,922,050 million square feet of new office, research, residential, academic and medical facilities) were recently added or completed, it can be hard to keep track of the booming growth and the indirect impact it has on day-to-day life. Yesterday, the University City District released its fourth-annual “The State of University City” report, which provides an update on the rapidly developing neighborhood and some neighborhood trend indicators.
We’ve pulled some of the key numbers from the report to give you a glimpse of what is changing in University City – both in terms of the built environment and how residents’ daily patterns change based on built environment factors.
The full "State of University City" report is available online at http://universitycity.org/publications
From 2012-2014 Christine covered transportation, writing about everything from pedestrian concerns to bicycle infrastructure, bridges, trail networks, public transit and more. Her favorite assignments sent her bushwhacking through Philadelphia’s yet-to-be-cleared bike trails, catching a glimpse of SEPTA’s inner workings or pounding the pavement to find out what pedestrians really think. Christine also covered community news for Eyes on the Street, where her work ranged from food sovereignty to public art and urban greening. She first joined PlanPhilly in fall 2011 as an intern through a partnership with Temple University’s Philadelphia Neighborhoods website.