• 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.

Homegrown Middle Class: Finding New Money

To John Kromer the city's persistent poverty is best tackled at the neighborhood level. In a four-part series of commentaries Kromer,…

Streetviews: Q&A with architect James Timberlake, partner at KieranTimberlake

Architect James Timberlake makes no bones about the ways he hopes Philly can improve. He sat down with us for…

Addressing displacement: The business of community development

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation's John Chin and Sarah Yeung make the case for devleopment without displacement in this op-ed. Chinatown and…

Streetviews: Q&A with Carmen Febo San Miguel, director of Taller Puertorriqueño

For the last 12 years Dr. Carmen Febo San Miguel has run Taller Puertorriqueño, a Latino-centric arts and education nonprofit…

Housing policy in Philadelphia: We can do better

In this op-ed architect and Design Advocacy Group chair Kiki Bolender makes the case for rowhouse preservation programs as a way…

Homegrown Middle Class: A Neighborhoods Policy for Philadelphia

To John Kromer the city's persistent poverty is best tackled at the neighborhood level. In a four-part series of commentaries Kromer,…

Streetviews: Q&A with Farah Jimenez, SRC commissioner

Next up in our Streetviews video series: Farah Jimenez, a commissioner on the School Reform Commission, talking about the importance of…

How solid neighborhoods and strong public schools are built together

In this op-ed Jeff Hornstein*, Queen Village Neighbors Association president and Philadelphia Crosstown Coalition vice-chair, argues that when communities work to…

Streetviews: Q&A with Kiki Bolender, architect and Design Advocacy Group chair

We continue our Streetviews video series with architect Kiki Bolender, talking about rowhouse strength, the need to invest in democratic spaces…

Spotted: Rowhouses that replaced St. Boniface and Ruffin Nichols AME churches

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. In the course of one day I spotted two sets of…

Philadelphia’s Neighborhood Advisory Committees: First responders in the fight against poverty

For this installment of our election season op-ed seriesMajeedah Rashid makes the case for increasing the resources dedicated to Neighborhood…

In Festival Pier a chance to set new course for waterfront development

This May I’ll go see The Replacements play at Festival Pier – one of many seasonal concerts that will bring the…

Streetviews: Q&A with Women's Community Revitalization Project's Nora Lichtash

This week we continue our Streetviews video series with Nora Lichtash, director of the Women’s Community Revitalization Project. Nora talks…

Improve Philly’s great walkability by unblocking sidewalks

A key piece of the Better Mobility Philadelphia 2015 platform is enhancing Philly's walkability, a legacy strength rooted in our intimate…

Streetviews: Q&A with Andrew Dalzell

This week we continue our Streetviews video series with Andrew Dalzell, who was until recently the programs coordinator for South of…

Small business, big impact: Funding for Philly’s neighborhood commercial corridors is critical for vibrant communities

The Equitable Development Platform released by PACDC this week advocates for expanding several programs that support economic growth on our neighborhood…

Streetviews: Q&A with the Community Design Collaborative's Beth Miller

We continue our Streetviews video series with Beth Miller, director of the Community Design Collaborative, who shares her insights on the…

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