• 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.

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Janet Echelman sheds light on Dilworth Plaza "dry mist" fountain

If City Hall is the heart of the city - the pump through which the Broad and Market street arteries flow…

TEDx South Bank photo tour

In conjunction with the TEDxPhiladelphia conference last week, PlanPhilly and Penn Facilities & Real Estate Services teamed up to lead a…

Philly Tech Week picks for the plannerdly

A welcomed and now familiar harbinger of spring, Philly Tech Week is back beginning Friday, April 4. The weeklong event series…

Trolley tour takes memory lane trip on Lincoln Highway

Philadelphia is home to a lot of the country’s first, but it is not often lauded as home to the first…

TEDxPhiladelphia: The new classroom of the world

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and we're sharing ways we think Philly is becoming a "New Workshop…

TEDxPhiladelphia: Workshopping green stormwater infrastructure

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and for the next few days we're sharing ways we think Philly…

How to report bike lane potholes

Now that the snow and slush has melted and bike lanes are visible again, the Bicycle Coalition and Philadelphia Streets Department…

TEDxPhiladelphia: The new two-wheeled workshop of the world

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and for the next few days we're sharing ways we think Philly…

New, simplified rules for farmers' markets

Philadelphia has 65 farmers' markets, and the city wants to encourage even more. New changes to the City’s Code could do…

People's Emergency Center extends support with Neighborhood Advisory Committee

The active People’s Emergency Center (PEC) in West Philadelphia has taken on yet another role. Last April the Office of Housing…

Spring tree tending tips

This winter business has gone on just about long enough. We’ve got our sights set on spring, and to get ready,…

SEPTA Citizen Advisory Committee seeks new members

Want a say in how SEPTA serves its customers? The SEPTA Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), an independent group that works with…

Survey asks where University City lacks bike racks

The new University Bike Collective is gearing up and wants to know which University City locations need more bike racks. The…

Visible progress at Dilworth Plaza

If you’ve passed City Hall recently, you may have noticed a stark white frame popping out of the gray, snow-and-grit-covered Dilworth…

Black History Month events for the plannerly

All month long, Philly is buzzing with activities in celebration of Black History Month. We thought we’d highlight a few events…

YouthBuild students help restore John Coltrane House

On the 1500 block of North 33rd Street, across from the Reservoir Drive entrance to Fairmount Park, John Coltrane worked on…

Marian Anderson Historical Society opens its doors for MLK Day of Service

The Marian Anderson Historical Society opened the doors to famed contralto Marian Anderson's home yesterday. The open house and senior citizen…

Volunteers clean and green Northwest Philly woods

Volunteers took to the woods and streams of Northwest Philly yesterday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service by…

Say goodbye to cloth seats on the El

SEPTA's Market Frankford Line (MFL) cars are on their way to getting an interior facelift. Over the next five years, SEPTA…

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