• 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: Taking Housing Preservation to Scale

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 Development Workshop's Craig Schelter

Craig Schelter worked at the Planning Commission for 15 years and spent 19 years at the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation. He…

Philly getting passed on protected bike lanes

Despite its high percentage of bicycle commuters and forthcoming bike share program, Philadelphia is falling behind when it comes to…

University City: Living lab for public seating, placemaking

Prema Katari Gupta says she knew The Porch at 30th Street Station had become a bona fide public space when three…

Streetviews Q&A: Aine & Emaleigh Doley, Germantown community organizers

This week’s Streetviews Q&A features sisters Aine and Emaleigh Doley, community organizers in Germantown. We sat down in a garden on…

Don't Trash Philly

Can Philly clean up it's act? The Next Great City Coalition argues that it's time for Philly to get serious about…

Calling city runners to crowdsource run-ins and amenities

Alon Abramson wants to help Philly become the best running city possible - and runners, he wants your help. Abramson, who…

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…

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