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
Christine covers transportation and writes about everything from pedestrian concerns to bicycle infrastructure, bridges, trail networks, public transit and more. Her favorite assignments send 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 covers community news for Eyes on the Street, where her coverage ranges 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. During the internship her reporting on the Housing Authority’s surplus property auctions earned an award from the Society of Professional Journalists.