• 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 26 articles by the author Christine Fisher concerning Public Space

Geotechnical work, progress at Carpenter Green

If you've passed 17th and Carpenter streets recently, you may have noticed activity on the eight vacant lots waiting to be…

Events you'll love this LOVE Your Park Week

Philly's annual celebration of the city's unique, 10,200-acre park system is back this year with eight days of service projects, events,…

Greenway in the works for Mantua's northern border

In West Philadelphia a group of Mantua residents and supportive partners want to fill a gap in Philadelphia’s flourishing bike trail…

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…

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…

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…

Food trucks parked at The Porch through December

With the days feeling shorter, a mid-day outdoor lunch break might be just the thing sun-starved 9-to-5'ers need, even despite our…

Parks and Rec unveils new Amos Playground equipment

In a neighborhood where discussion usually centers around the student housing boom, Philadelphia Parks and Rec and City Council President Darrell…

Schuylkill Banks offers adopt-a-bench program

Last week Schuylkill Banks flipped the switch and turned on the newly revamped enhancement lighting on four Schuylkill River Bridges. With…

Flashy new lights illuminate four Schuylkill River Bridges

Last night Schuylkill Banks and friends "threw the switch" and and lit the new, enhanced lighting on four Schuylkill River Bridges…

Looped In brings "social seating" to University City

If you've passed through The Porch at 30th Street Station recently, you may have noticed some funky looking seating structures that…

City's newest sprayground opens at Shot Tower Rec Center

Like a sweet reward for getting through last week’s brutal heat wave, the city’s newest sprayground opened Saturday at the Shot…

Hawthorne Park supporters hope jazz will draw people into the hard-won park

The peak of last week's heat wave didn't keep people out of Hawthorne Park for the second Jazz in Hawthorne Park…

SEPTA re-dedicates Cecil B. Moore Station

SEPTA re-dedicated its Cecil B. Moore Station to its namesake Cecil B. Moore and his legacy Monday morning. At the ceremony,…

University City District creates new Baltimore Crossing pedestrian plaza

Head west on Baltimore Ave from Clark Park and the greenery continues up the street. At several intersections along that route,…

Two placemaking projects to transform University City corridors

Two corridor transformation projects are coming to University City. Where the projects intersect at 37th and Market streets, leaders hope the…

Shissler Rec Center opens new sprayground

Shissler Rec Center opened its new "sprayground" Thursday and the preschool students who graduated just before the fountains turned on, along…

Philly Spring Cleanup preview: Painting, river work, Chinatown street sweep, playgrounds and more

The warm weather is here just in time to get everyone outside for the sixth annual Philly Spring Cleanup Day.…

SOSNA improves, celebrates Grays Ferry Ave triangles

For years the South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA) has been working to improve traffic flow and pedestrian experience around the…

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