• 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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Remembering Greensgrow's Mary Seton Corboy: Grower of food, flowers, neighborhoods

In the pantheon of urban agriculture, few stand taller here than Mary Seton Corboy, founder and Chief Idea Officer of Philadelphia’s …

Radical retrofit on Pine Street aims to blend passive house with preservation

The four-story brick rowhouse at 1722 Pine Street sits mid-block on the south side of Pine. It shares a cornice line…

Community Farm in South Kensington claiming its ground in court

On Friday afternoon, Clifford Brown planted beet seeds in tidy rows at La Finquita, a volunteer-run market farm in rapidly redeveloping…

No, Byko, the rich aren’t using electric vehicles to steal parking spots

Welcome to what sadly may become a regular Eyes on the Street feature: The [sic] Byko Files. What are The [sic]…

East Park's hidden lake habitat, a site for Discovery

Walk up a drive paved with soft blue bricks, through a chain link fence, and up a hill tucked into East…

Who will weather extreme weather?

From tidal floods to heat waves, extreme weather is in Philly’s long-term forecast. How can the city be better prepared, responsive,…

Urban farms still struggle to put down legal roots

Which would you choose for your block: A weed-choked illegal dumping ground or a quasi-legal market farm growing everything from sunflowers…

DAGspace: Envisioning Schuylkill Banks and the Lower Schuylkill River

In a new DAGspace column, architect Sean O’Rourke challenges us to think about the Schuylkill River itself as we envision the…

Fairmount Water Works still recovering from May 1 flood

The rainstorm that flooded the Schuylkill Banks, left passengers stranded on the roof of a SEPTA bus and forced the…

City "daylights" first creek, restoring it from sewer to stream

Beneath Philly’s streets lies approximately 3,000 miles of sewers - both manmade channels and creeks that were capped and incorporated into…

Greening Stanton eyes stormwater management funds

In times of crippling, low school budgets, some of the most available funding for schoolyards now comes from the Philadelphia Water…

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…

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…

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,…

TreePhilly spreading "arborly love" this spring

Yes, last weekend's thaw was a tease, but it got us thinking about planting even though spring won't officially start for…

Renewable energy provider Clean Currents abruptly folds

All of January’s cold weather led to record-breaking electricity demand and had an unexpected casualty: Clean Currents, one of the region’s…

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…

More than $1 million floods Wissahickon Valley Park

More than one million people trek into Wissahickon Valley Park each year. That’s a lot for a park that was never…

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