Eyes on the Street http://planphilly.com/eyesonthestreet Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:53:03 -0400 en <![CDATA[Tax diversion bill would preserve homeownership and improve property-tax collection efforts]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=21664 Community Legal Services says property-tax delinquency is the biggest reason people come to its office seeking assistance right now. But community contributors Catherine Martin and Jonathan Sgro, CLS attorneys who focus…

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:53:03 -0400
<![CDATA[Architect Jeanne Gang on using design to strengthen community]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=21542 Jeanne Gang is a rare bird among architects. Her 20-year old Chicago-based firm, Studio Gang, has cut a bold path, creating a broad portfolio of work that isn’t unified by form…

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Thu, 25 May 2017 07:35:32 -0400
<![CDATA[Jane's Walk 2017: Walk Philly with us May 5-7]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=21425

"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


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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[NFL Draft turns Parkway into privatized 'brandscape' and backdrop]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=21430

By now you've heard about or experienced the inconvenient road closures around the Benjamin Franklin Parkway thanks to the NFL Draft. It's a hassle. But that's not what Community Contributor Kevin…

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:52:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Bartram’s Mile trail aims to connect Southwest Philly neighbors to river and city beyond]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=21405

As the Schuylkill River Trail has grown southward from Center City along the eastern bank of the tidal Schuylkill, it’s gained a boardwalk, a crescent, two skate parks,…

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:30:00 -0400
<![CDATA[MOVE and memory: What is an appropriate monument for 6200 Osage Avenue?]]> http://planphilly.com/blog-post-redirect?id=21252 How should the blocks hit by the MOVE bombing and a failed redevelopment effort reflect that past? On Friday, WHYY’s Dave Davies reported that 6th graders successfully applied for a state…

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:54:15 -0400
<![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