• 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.

Praxis Dialogues: Public art and urbanism

On April 11, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will present Praxis Dialogues, a conversation about what the notion of “public good”…

How South Street West became a bike-ped haven

A handful of in-street parking spaces on South Street West have been converted to support bike and pedestrian amenities instead of…

Building Stories: Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building and William Penn Annex Post Office

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us…

Praxis Dialogues: Does Philadelphia need a Culture Plan?

On April 11, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will present Praxis Dialogues, a conversation about what the notion of “public good”…

Building Stories: Skirkanich Hall

For our spring series Building Stories, we're bringing you design postcards from around the city. We're asking Philadelphia architects to take us…

Praxis Dialogues: Collaborative works by Asian Arts Initiative and Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

On April 11, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will present Praxis Dialogues, a conversation about what the notion of “public good”…

Community Farm in South Kensington claiming its ground in court

On Friday afternoon, Clifford Brown planted beet seeds in tidy rows at La Finquita, a volunteer-run market farm in rapidly redeveloping…

Praxis Dialogues: Public art in an age of urban renewal

On April 11, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will present Praxis Dialogues, a conversation about what the notion of “public good”…

East Market Street requires redesign

With millions of dollars being invested along Market Street east of City Hall, and a high incidence of pedestrians being struck…

Walking Market Street with Jan Gehl

Cities should be for everyone. Cities should make people healthy and happy. Cities should be designed to respond to human nature…

Praxis Dialogues: Public art and its questions

On April 11, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will present Praxis Dialogues, second in a series of public conversations about the…

Designers compete to put play into Philadelphia’s public spaces

“I’ve recently started to see public spaces in the eyes of children,” said Alexa Bosse, an architect and mother of three-year…

SPOTTED: LOVE, across the street

Construction is beginning at JFK Plaza/LOVE Park, but that doesn’t mean the public can’t appreciate the park’s beloved namesake sculpture. Last…

How to unscrew-up neighborhood zoning in two easy steps

After three years under a new zoning code there are some kinks worth ironing out. Here Community Contributor Matt Ruben, President…

2016 Civic Wish List

Each new year is full of unwritten promise. What will we collectively author for Philly in 2016? Here’s my annual civic…

Rewind: 2015 Cheers and Jeers

It's the season to look back and hand out some laurels and darts for a few of the best and worst…

Rewind: What you were reading on EOTS in 2015

What happened in 2015? At Eyes on the Street it was busy with special projects, sharing different voices and striking images,…

Wayback Machines: Philly's early double-decker buses

Not too long ago, we ran a pair of Streetsplainers on double-decker buses, first explaining why SEPTA doesn’t use them today…

Praxis Dialogues: Public agency in service of the public good

On December 1, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will kick off Praxis Dialogues, the first in a series of public conversations…

Praxis Dialogues: Designing for good

On December 1, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will kick off Praxis Dialogues, the first in a series of public conversations…

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