• 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.

Take Center City District's 2011 Customer Satisfaction Survey

Center City District (CCD) works hard to make Philadelphia a greener, safer, cleaner, more inviting place. Tell them how they're doing by…

September 30-October 2: Carmen outside | PAFA party | RIP run | RiverCity Fest | The Great Tour

Funnel Vision | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street flickr groupCarmen Simulcast Friday, September 30, 8pm. Independence Mall. The…

Shane Victorino Rehabs Nicetown Boys & Girls Club, Bravo.

This week’s Bravo* goes to Shane Victorino for completely overhauling the Nicetown Boys & Girls Club at North 18th Street and…

Rolling rally, LOOK! on Lancaster, Claes in Philly, Brooklyn's 3rd Ward outpost in Kensington

Broad & Dickinson | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street group pool Today's Phillies playoff pep rally will be on…

Considering SugarHouse at "Year Won"

Last weekend SugarHouse celebrated “Year Won.” But was its first year a winner? Let's review. The Inquirer reported Sunday that SugarHouse's…

Skate park and streetscape funding, Chelten Plaza at ZBA, preservation and planning awards. Challah.

Ben Franklin Boombox | flickr user shrimpcracker, Eyes on the Street group pool Philly's highly-anticipated street-style skate park, Franklin's Paine, got…

Pedestrian Plaza Program to Turn Underused Road into Public Space

Some blocks are better for people than cars. The Mayor's Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) wants to help community groups…

Green infrastructure, green bike lanes, zoning update and “Ask The Mayor”

Philadelphia’s green infrastructure is getting noticed nationally. In a Time Magazine piece called “Street Smarts,” the city’s approach to stormwater…

Parkside: Bridge Reconstruction Begins; Neighborhood Hopes for Revitalization

by Kara Savidge for Philadelphia Neighborhoods Ten, 15, 20 -- the exact number of years since they could drive across the…

This Just In: Zoning reform | Lenfest Plaza opening | Preservation projects | I-95 traffic | Chelten Plaza

This week on PlanPhilly: more zoning, art and architecture, I-95 traffic study, and the continuing saga of Chelten Plaza. Jared Brey…

The Buzz: Extended-Stay hotel | 1700 Market sells | Tax hikes for some | Collaborative garden at Temple | Elevated rail parks

The surface parking lot at 12th and Arch streets will become a Hilton extended-stay hotel, reports the Inquirer. The parking…

DAGspace: Zoning Reform Myth Busting

Zoning Reform Myth Busting by Timothy Kerner Philadelphia’s Zoning Reform process has officially moved from the Zoning Code Commission to City…

September 26-30: Preservation Power | Zoning at City Council | Weatherization Workshop | LOOK! on Lancaster

Jean Carroon Monday, September 26, 6pm.  PennDesign, 210 S. 34th Street, Meyerson Hall B-3. Jean Carroon, a principal at Goody Clancy,…

The Buzz: Clean and Green on Germantown Ave | Chinatown Tower | President's House Mess | Zoning Debate

Newsworks reports that the Mt. Airy Business Improvement District has been hard at work keeping it's piece of Germantown Avenue clean,…

Name Game

As PlanPhilly reported earlier this month, the south side of 30th Street Station is getting a new public space created from a former…

September 23-25: Public Lands | Popped | Fall Garden Festival | College Day

POPPED! Music Festival Temple University's Liacouras Center [VENUE CHANGE], 1776 N. Broad Street. Friday and Saturday, September 23-24.  Due to a…

The Buzz: Green Infrastructure | Urban Foraging | Student Housing | Satellite Dishes | SEPTA Accessibility

With more rain on the way, the Water Department shows how the city's green infrastructure handled stormwater during Hurricane Irene and…

Philadelphia Named "Walk Friendly" City for its Efforts to Encourage Walking

Photo credit: Maggy Maffia/Flickr user zogglet, Creative CommonsPhiladelphia has been honored as a Walk Friendly Community for its efforts to…

Bravo: Bicycle Coalition's Park(ing) Day Corrals Stay Until November, Maybe Longer

This week’s Bravo* goes to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for installing of two bike parking corrals for Park(ing) Day…

The Buzz: More rain | Philly's problems with smog, poverty | Northern Home expanding | Curfew changes

Good morning, Philly. Bring your umbrella today, rain and high humidity are in the forecast. Tomorrow heavy rain might cause flooding.…

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