• 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.

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.…

Reminder: Calling All Endangered Properties

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Divine Lorraine Hotel, April 2011 | flickr user MarisaAnn94, CreativeCommons If you know of a historic building in or around Philadelphia…

Takeaways: Zoning Reform Forum

Last night’s zoning reform forum offered the audience box seats to negotiations between Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Alan Greenberger…

The Buzz: Casinos | Callowhill NID | Cracked tower | North Broad lighting | Zoning Forum

SugarHouse talks expansion with the Planning Commission, including construction of the city's biggest garage. Kellie Patrick Gates reports for PlanPhilly. Pennsylvania…

This Just In: Meetings abound | SEPTA settles | Chestnut Hill makes demands | Zoning forever

What's on tap over on PlanPhilly this week? Glad you asked. Important meetings abound this week. Kellie Patrick Gates has already…

Combat Zoning Fatigue: Dig In

In May 2007, 80% of Philadelphia voters supported zoning reform. That vote kicked off four years of hard work, culminating in…

The Buzz: Zoning Case | Callowhill NID | Mount Moriah | Open Space Accolades | Traffic Study for Delaware Ave

The Daily News lays out the case for a new zoning code. Will City Council get the job done this…

Mantua: Volunteers Plant Trees Along 40th Street Pedestrian Corridor

Catalyst for Change Church members Janice Niangane, Tracey Dickerson, Eric Pierce and Pastor Keon Gerow prepare a hole in the sidewalk…

This Week: September 19-23

Beth Shalom Synagogue Sanctuary | flickr user SpecialKRB, Creative CommonsLawrence Susskind  Monday, September 19, 6pm.  PennDesign, 210 S. 34th Street,…

The Buzz: Tax-Delinquent Philly | Lady Zaha | Post-Sonoco Schuylkill | UC growing

In another installment of PlanPhilly and The Inquirer's collaborative reporting project about tax-delinquent properties in Philadelphia, Patrick Kerkstra explains how Philadelphia…

Park(ing) Day 2011

Today was Park(ing) Day, when unsuspecting parking spaces throughout the city were transformed into temporary parks. This year, more than…

PECO Delaware Plant Double Rainbow

On Thursday evening around 7pm, I was in Kensington and saw a double rainbow. I raced over to Penn Treaty Park…

Penn Park Opens, Field Day Saturday

Through nearly two years of construction, Philadelphians have watched Penn Park take shape from above. Now that the fields are watered, trees well-tended,…

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