Eyes on the Street http://planphilly.com/eyesonthestreet Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:30:00 -0500 en <![CDATA[Praxis Dialogues: Historic preservation and social justice]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20982

On February 28, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will host the next Praxis Dialogues, the third in a series of public conversations about the notion of "the public good" in design practice.…

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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:30:00 -0500
<![CDATA[The role of water in preparing our cities for a better future]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20981 President Trump is committed to eliminating the Waters of the U.S. Rule, which outlines federally protected waterways. Critics of the rule say it hampers development and hurts farmers. Environmentalists say the…

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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:30:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Praxis Dialogues: Does this place matter? Philadelphia’s preservation paradox]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20973 On February 28, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will host the next Praxis Dialogues, the third in a series of public conversations about the notion of "the public good" in design practice.…

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:27:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Praxis Dialogues: Old buildings anchor growth at the Navy Yard]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20894 On February 28, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will host the next Praxis Dialogues, the third in a series of public conversations about the notion of "the public good" in design practice.…

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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:24:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Praxis Dialogues: Historic Preservation for a Changing City]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20702 On February 28, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will host another Praxis Dialogues, the third in a series of public conversations about the notion of "the public good" in design practice. This time…

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Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Praxis Dialogues: Preservation and the public good]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20706 On February 28, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will host another Praxis Dialogues, the third in a series of public conversations about the notion of "the public good" in design practice. This…

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Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Spotted: Philly gets its own sticky-note 'subway therapy' just before Inauguration Day]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20670

Just like in the New York City subway, sticky-note messages have started to accumulate on a tile wall in the concourse between Septa’s City Hall Station and Suburban Station.

The…

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:12:00 -0500
<![CDATA[What does unauthorized immigration and sanctuary mean for Philly’s revival?]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20621 Community Contributor Domenic Vitiello makes the case for why immigration of all sorts is important to Philadelphia’s revitalization and what believing in being a sanctuary city means. Vitiello studies immigration and…

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:50:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Car-free in Philly: Living well without a car, with a baby]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20634

In August 2015, Community Contributors Katy and Erik Johanson shared with us what their household gained by going car free. Now they're back with an update on what car-free living…

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Thu, 05 Jan 2017 07:30:00 -0500
<![CDATA[2016 Rewind: Cheers and Jeers]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20612 Before 2016 is totally in the rearview mirror, it’s time to hand out darts and laurels, my annual list of cheers and jeers. Cheers go to all of you, dear readers.…

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Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:28:00 -0500
<![CDATA[See your #PHLandmarks]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20513 In a city of 500,000 buildings, which ones sing to you?

This fall we asked you to share with us the buildings that matter to you – the ones that define your…

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:35:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Finding community on Election Day]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20451 Even though it’s been a divisive election, planner and Community Contributor Michael Gaughan says we can look close to home to find community and common ground on Election Day and beyond.…

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:21:00 -0500
<![CDATA[What striking transit workers want]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20438 On Wednesday afternoon dozens of striking Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 234 members were gathered at a bus hub deep in South Philly at 20th and Johnson, SEPTA’s Southern District, picketing…

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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 13:05:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Seeking refuge in pedestrian spaces on Baltimore Ave]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20410

What a difference a dozen huge, ceramic planters can make.

Midway through 2013, residents of West Philadelphia’s Cedar Park neighborhood noticed that the intersection of 48th Street and Baltimore Avenue had…

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Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:09:06 -0400
<![CDATA[What should a 21st century Philly rowhouse be? Emerging designers answer]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20329

Last Thursday PlanPhilly and the Design Advocacy Group presented our take on this year’s DesignPhiladelphia theme – Home – with an event focused on Philly’s most common house type, the rowhouse.…

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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:28:57 -0400
<![CDATA[Ten years later, five ways Philly should keep building on Civic Vision for Central Delaware]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20324 On this day in 2006 then-Mayor John Street signed an executive order to create a civic vision for seven miles of Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront. That vision, led by PennPraxis, was…

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Wed, 12 Oct 2016 06:46:00 -0400
<![CDATA[2016 Storefront Design Challenge honors]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20205

When a business owner invests in new awnings or distinctive signage, fresh paint or new lighting, she’s telegraphing community pride, expressing her business’ identity, and offering a vote of confidence in…

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Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:31:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Lens: Inside FGS Gems on Jewelers' Row]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20071 It’s been about six weeks since news broke that the Toll Brothers wanted to build a 16-story story condo tower on Jewelers’ Row. Since then a few storeowners have been thrust…

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:09:00 -0400
<![CDATA[St. Laurentius: Seeking the Wisdom of Solomon in Fishtown]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20040 As Fishtowners mull the residential redevelopment proposed for St. Laurentius Church, Faithful Laurentians are hoping for a different plan that requires less alterations of the building. Community ContributorFishtown native,…

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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:12:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Penn’s Lower Schuylkill innovation campus opens new center to incubate big ideas]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=20009

When the University of Pennsylvania acquired DuPont’s old Marshall Labs site downriver from the main campus, the vision for this new turf quickly became clear. The 23-acre site could become…

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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:02:05 -0400