Eyes on the Street http://planphilly.com/eyesonthestreet Fri, 06 May 2016 10:19:12 -0400 en <![CDATA[Building Stories: The Roundhouse]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19365

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

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Fri, 06 May 2016 10:19:12 -0400
<![CDATA[May 6-8: Join us for Jane's Walk 2016]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19307

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


What’s inspiring in…

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:32:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Building Stories: The Granary]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19290

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:53:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Building Stories: the rowhouse]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19246

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:57:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Praxis Dialogues: Public art and urbanism]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19204 On April 11, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will present Praxis Dialogues, a conversation about what the notion of “public good” means in terms of public arts and culture. We're sharing…

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 05:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[How South Street West became a bike-ped haven]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19200

A handful of in-street parking spaces on South Street West have been converted to support bike and pedestrian amenities instead of cars. Community Contributor Marcus Ferreira of the South Street West…

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Sat, 09 Apr 2016 10:21:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Building Stories: Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building and William Penn Annex Post Office]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19176

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

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Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:13:48 -0400
<![CDATA[Praxis Dialogues: Does Philadelphia need a Culture Plan?]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19167 On April 11, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will present Praxis Dialogues, a conversation about what the notion of “public good” means in terms of public arts and culture. We're sharing…

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Mon, 04 Apr 2016 13:06:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Building Stories: Skirkanich Hall]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19124

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us to their favorite underappreciated or misunderstood buildings in Philadelphia, and explain…

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Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:16:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Praxis Dialogues: Collaborative works by Asian Arts Initiative and Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19141 On April 11, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will present Praxis Dialogues, a conversation about what the notion of “public good” means in terms of public arts and culture. We're sharing…

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Tue, 29 Mar 2016 07:15:17 -0400
<![CDATA[Community Farm in South Kensington claiming its ground in court]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19116 On Friday afternoon, Clifford Brown planted beet seeds in tidy rows at La Finquita, a volunteer-run market farm in rapidly redeveloping South Kensington. It’s spring business-as-usual for this 28-year-old urban farm,…

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Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:33:02 -0400
<![CDATA[Praxis Dialogues: Public art in an age of urban renewal]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19102 On April 11, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will present Praxis Dialogues, a conversation about what the notion of “public good” means in terms of public arts and culture. To set…

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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:46:34 -0400
<![CDATA[East Market Street requires redesign]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19080

With millions of dollars being invested along Market Street east of City Hall, and a high incidence of pedestrians being struck by motorists, isn’t it time to rethink the street itself?…

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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Walking Market Street with Jan Gehl]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19064 Cities should be for everyone.

Cities should make people healthy and happy.

Cities should be designed to respond to human nature and needs.

What would a designer who has based his…

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 16:17:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Praxis Dialogues: Public art and its questions]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19039 On April 11, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will present Praxis Dialogues, second in a series of public conversations about the notion of "the public good" in design practice. This time…

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Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Designers compete to put play into Philadelphia’s public spaces]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=19019

“I’ve recently started to see public spaces in the eyes of children,” said Alexa Bosse, an architect and mother of three-year old twins. “It’s surprising how little opportunities for being outside…

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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:55:00 -0500
<![CDATA[SPOTTED: LOVE, across the street]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=18946

Construction is beginning at JFK Plaza/LOVE Park, but that doesn’t mean the public can’t appreciate the park’s beloved namesake sculpture.

Last week Robert Indiana’s LOVE took a brief trip across the…

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Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:25:19 -0500
<![CDATA[How to unscrew-up neighborhood zoning in two easy steps]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=18669 After three years under a new zoning code there are some kinks worth ironing out. Here Community Contributor Matt Ruben, President of the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, identifies two fixes that…

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:18:00 -0500
<![CDATA[2016 Civic Wish List]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=18522 Each new year is full of unwritten promise. What will we collectively author for Philly in 2016? Here’s my annual civic wish list, with seven hopes for change in 2016.

What’s…

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 06:10:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Rewind: 2015 Cheers and Jeers]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=18458 It's the season to look back and hand out some laurels and darts for a few of the best and worst plannerly happenings this year. Here's a selection of things I…

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:18:00 -0500