• 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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On planning, realpolitik, and selling closed schools

During the last week negotiations over the sale of the 14-acre University City High/Drew Elementary school property to Drexel University and…

Bridging the past at The ARCH

The University of Pennsylvania is on a construction spree, churning out new buildings and improving campus public spaces at breakneck pace.…

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…

Brought to Light: Celebrating Louis Kahn's residential designs

Each year the University of Pennsylvania’s Architectural Archives hosts Kahn Day to honor the former Penn professor and world-renowned architect, Louis…

Demolition underway for Episcopal brownstones and 40th Street M.E. Church

For more than a year we've been anticipating the leveling of the Episcopal Cathedral's brownstones at 38th and Chestnut and the…

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…

Students launch University City-wide bike collective

A group of University City students hopes to present a united student voice advocating for cycling in University City. The new…

New "downtown" definition shows where Philly ranks

Philadelphians are familiar with the term Center City and most will agree on its definition, but Center City is not in…

From Above: Schuylkill River from South Street, 1927

In honor of the Schuylkill bridges sporting new lighting here's a look back at these crossings from December 31,1927 looking north…

State of University City, by the numbers

In a neighborhood where 29 new development projects (4,922,050 million square feet of new office, research, residential, academic and medical facilities)…

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…

August 30-September 2: Finally Friday | Spaceship Aloha | Labor Parade and Festival

If you don’t plan on high tailing it out of town for the weekend and aren’t into the behemoth Made in…

Mixplace students lead 40th Street walking party to move the conversation forward

Last week nine teens participating in Mixplace Studio led a walking party on 40th Street from Walnut to Wallace streets. The…

Fresh glow for Schuylkill crossings

The glorious clusters of globe lights installed on the Market Street Bridge to honor the new millennium are fully illuminated once…

University City District grows its Dirt Factory composting efforts

Early this summer New York City announced a plan to launch a citywide composting initiative similar to existing programs in San…

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,…

University City's public pianos return, this time to Clark Park

Heart & Soul, University City District's (UCD) public piano series has returned - bringing a little extra soul to the heart…

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…

People's Emergency Center spurring Lancaster Avenue transformation with Hawthorne Hall

Lower Lancaster Avenue has its share of vacancies and blank storefronts, but it’s also a place full of potential. And perhaps…

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