• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

You are viewing 127 articles by the author Ashley Hahn concerning Public Space

In Common: Bethel Burying Ground memorial to advance in 2019, creating learning opportunity for the living at Weccacoe Playground

Our 2018 series about Philly's changing public spaces concludes in Queen Village where a new memorial is being developed to honor…

In Common: At rejuvenated Logan Library, room for the noisy joy of teenage kicks

Next up in our 2018 series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn checks out what’s welcoming neighborhood teens back to…

With Dilworth and Love Park remade for leisure, Paine Plaza redo is a chance to save a space for protest

Thomas Paine Plaza, the public space outside the Municipal Services Building, is so unremarkable that you’d be forgiven for not knowing…

Building for Discovery

The Discovery Center, a new kind of environmental and leadership education center opening this month, is unlike anything else in Fairmount…

In Common: Hidden habitat reclaimed as Discovery Center opens in Fairmount Park

Next in our series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn explores the Discovery Center, a new environmental education center opening…

In Common: What if the library could mend public life?

Next in our series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn checks out the Free Library’s Center for Public Life, a…

In Common: The Oval stretches car-free play onto the Parkway this summer

Our series about Philly's changing public spaces continues with a trip on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Ashley Hahn checks in on…

In Common: Rail Park opens, carrying the freight of a changing neighborhood

What does it mean to create a new park in a changing, sometimes contested neighborhood? Next in our series about Philly's…

In Common: Finding a new LOVE

First up in a series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn heads to LOVE Park looking for love and finds…

Jane's Walk 2017: Walk Philly with us May 5-7

"Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” ― Jane…

Bartram’s Mile trail aims to connect Southwest Philly neighbors to river and city beyond

As the Schuylkill River Trail has grown southward from Center City along the eastern bank of the tidal Schuylkill, it’s gained…

Spotted: The Oval striking musical tone for 2016

Every year the parking lot in the middle of Eakins Oval is painted with a mural, setting the theme for the…

Spotted: Spring Garden connector installation underway

The part of Spring Garden Street below the Market-Frankford El station and I-95 is a long, unwelcoming gateway to Northern Liberties…

May 6-8: Join us for Jane's Walk 2016

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”  ― Jane Jacobs, The…

Walking Market Street with Jan Gehl

Cities should be for everyone. Cities should make people healthy and happy. Cities should be designed to respond to human nature…

Designers compete to put play into Philadelphia’s public spaces

“I’ve recently started to see public spaces in the eyes of children,” said Alexa Bosse, an architect and mother of three-year…

Softening Market Street Bridge's sidewalks

More than six thousand people walk across the Market Street Bridge every day, going to work, going to school, heading in…

Spotted: The Porch gets its swings

Every great porch should have a swing, and at long last The Porch is getting its very own set. If you…

Spotted: Super-parklet on 40th St

Our eyes are ever-peeled for cool sites and sights. Here's one we spotted this week: University City District is Philadelphia’s biggest…

The Oval returns for third season, will it see a fourth?

If The Oval started three years ago as an experiment to see if an underused part of the Parkway could become…

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