• 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.

Will zoning reform really shift City Council's land use powers?

December 15 is a big day for the City of Philadelphia. City Council should – fingers still crossed – pass a…

Lights and display contest illuminates LoMo for the holidays

The Lower Moyamensing Civic Association is celebrating its third annual Holiday Decorating Contest, and the public is invited to vote on…

City seeks study of Family Court Building as prelude to redevelopment

After a false start in 2010, the Family Court Building at 1801 Vine Street could be redeveloped yet. First, the city…

SEPTA open house 12/14 on possible crosstown bus route

SEPTA is hosting an informational open house on Wednesday  to discuss the possibility of creating direct bus service from southeast Philadelphia…

December 12-16: PHS holiday pop-up shop, Moviehouse, urban gardening talk, Unsilent Night

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Holiday Pop-Up Shop Monday, December 12- Friday, December 16, 8am-2:30pm daily. Comcast Center, 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard.…

December 9-11: Holiday Pops, Tour Fairmount Park houses, Lucia Fest, Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Pops Opens Friday, December 9. Kimmel Center's Verizion Hall, 260 S. Broad Street. Peter Nero leads the Philly Pops for…

Dickinson Square Park renovation underway

Neighbors may have been surprised in early November to see chain-link fencing pop up around much of Dickinson Square park, but the…

Up-Market East

Market East from 11th Street, Girard Square at left and the Reading Terminal Headhouse at center. Market East has puzzled planners,…

Deadly streets: mapping road fatalities

We talk a lot about creating complete streets and providing everyone - pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists - with safer spaces to…

Emergency grant for 19th Street Baptist Church gives glimmer of hope for urgent repairs

Since late summer, there has been intense speculation that Philadelphia may lose a church by Frank Furness at the corner of…

December 5-9: King Kong, Spring Garden Street Greenway design workshop, Zoning vote, City Hall tree lighting, Trumbauer book talk

Architecture In Film SeriesKing Kong Monday, December 5, 6:30pm. Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. See the 1933…

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