Eyes on the Street http://planphilly.com/eyesonthestreet Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:10:00 -0500 en <![CDATA[Roadside Americana on Lancaster Avenue]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=16204

PennDesign student and community contributor Angelina Jones uncovered an interesting roadside relic in Mill Creek, which helps illuminate the history of both the Lincoln Highway and Americans falling hard for their…

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:10:00 -0500
<![CDATA[New chapter possible for Delaware Generating Station]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15612

The hulking power plant just north of Penn Treaty Park on Fishtown's waterfront sits silent, its stacks rusting and concrete chipped. Exelon announced plans to sell the underused Delaware Generating Station…

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:12:00 -0500
<![CDATA[SPOTTED: Pergolas on the Schuylkill]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=16200

It may be the season for contemplating cross-country skiing on the Schuylkill River’s celebrated new boardwalk, but soon enough visitors will enjoy relief from the sun thanks to new pergolas recently…

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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:06:21 -0500
<![CDATA[2015 Civic Wish List]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=16165 Each new year is full of unwritten promise. What kind of year will we collectively author for Philly? Here’s my annual civic wish list, six hopes for change in 2015. Share…

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:19:00 -0500
<![CDATA[2015 Predictions: You call it]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=16136

If you believe Back to the Future II, 2015 is the future. So let’s use our hoverboards to zip through the mists of a new year to make a few predictions.…

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:18:00 -0500
<![CDATA[2014: Cheers and Jeers]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=16127 As we put 2014 to bed, I offer this short list of cheers and jeers for the year that was:

CHEERS

Citizen-Driven Win of the Year: SEPTA 24/7

The most inspiring…

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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:56:59 -0500
<![CDATA[Do wishes come true? 2014 review]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=16125 December’s days dwindle, and I’m looking back at my 2014 wish list to see which of my hopes edged toward reality and what we’ll still be waiting on in the coming…

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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:21:00 -0500
<![CDATA[2014 in Photos: Places]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=16110

This week we're looking back at 2014 through the eyes of our faithful Flickr Group photographers who shared some picks of their favorite pics from the year. We already shared their…

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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:10:00 -0500
<![CDATA[2014 in Photos: Faces]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=16106

It is forever a pleasure to see Philadelphia through fresh eyes, which is one reason why it's always such a treat to look back at the year through the work of…

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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:18:07 -0500
<![CDATA[Zoning remapping reality check]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=16104

The Nutter Administration sees the planning and zoning reforms accomplished on its watch as a legacy achievement – from the citywide comprehensive plan and progress on individual district plans that chart…

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:29:38 -0500
<![CDATA[Speaking for the Saucer]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=16054 Community Contributor Libbie Hawes, a preservationist and steering committee member of the Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance, makes the case for repurposing LOVE Park's flying saucer building as part…

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:02:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Reimagining vacant schools as vibrant community spaces]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=16051 A vacant school is more than a silent, empty building. It’s a public promise waiting to be renewed. Since closing 27 schools in 2013, Philly is ripe with these promises. As…

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:48:00 -0500
<![CDATA[LOVE Park's enduring magnetism]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=16019

Community Contributor Bob Bruhin sees LOVE Park as Philly's funky common ground - a perspective he's especially come to appreciate photographing LOVE Park.

LOVE Park is a nexus.

While Vincent Kling's…

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:27:00 -0500
<![CDATA[#GivingTuesday: Kat Rosqueta on amplifying the money you give [TEDxPhiladelphia video]]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=16017 PlanPhilly was a proud partner of this year’s TEDxPhiladelphia event, New Workshop of the World.  As we look forward to next year’s event – mark your calendars for June 11,…

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:02:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Making bike share reflect Philly]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=16016

Will Philly Bike Share be the exclusive province of tourists, suits, and hipsters or will its users be as deeply diverse as the city itself?

The answer to that question will…

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:36:12 -0500
<![CDATA[Chris Bartlett on how to make the neighborhood you want [TEDxPhiladelphia video]]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=16001 PlanPhilly was a proud partner of this year’s TEDxPhiladelphia event, New Workshop of the World.  As we look forward to next year’s event – mark your calendars for June 11,…

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:42:34 -0500
<![CDATA[Commuter Tunnel at 30: Legacy and Potential]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15979 Community Contributors Richard Voith and Peter Angelides of Econsult Solutions consider the legacy of the Commuter Rail Tunnel, which turned 30 this month, and the importance of capitalizing on its potential.…

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:38:00 -0500
<![CDATA[As digital signs encroach, public realm sold short]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15966

Imagine a three-dimensional globe of animated lunchmeat mixed with local news and weather displayed across from Reading Terminal Market or digital ads for H&M and Unclaimed Diamonds marching down Market Street…

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:50:19 -0500
<![CDATA[Better Mobility 2015: Five no-brainers]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15902 What should the next administration do to improve mobility in Philly?

Local transportation advocates are developing a 10-plank platform for Philadelphia in advance of next year’s mayoral and council elections.

It’s…

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:22:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Design Advocacy Group gets funding to focus on rowhouse preservation]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=15878 For years Philadelphia has tried to build its way out of our affordable housing problem through new construction. But a smarter solution may be right under our noses: Rowhouse preservation.

The…

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:00:00 -0500