• 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.

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…

Next mayor must reboot preservation infrastructure

As part of our election season op-ed series focusing on ideas for the next administration, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia's…

Saucer Watch

As JFK Plaza/LOVE Park is redesigned by Hargreaves Associates this year, it is very much a live question as to whether…

Streetviews: Q&A with NLNA's Matt Ruben

This week we’re kicking off Streetviews, a series of video Q&As featuring some of the city's bright neighborhood, design, and nonprofit…

How the Next Mayor Can Save Lives and Money

This week the Bicycle Coalition's Sarah Clark Stuart kicks off our election themed op-ed series arguing why Philly should become the…

What kind of city should Philly be?

Election season is a time for fresh ideas and urbanist groups of every stripe are advancing platforms with their takes on…

Roadside Americana on Lancaster Avenue

PennDesign student and community contributor Angelina Jones uncovered an interesting roadside relic in Mill Creek, which helps illuminate the history of…

New chapter possible for Delaware Generating Station

The hulking power plant just north of Penn Treaty Park on Fishtown's waterfront sits silent, its stacks rusting and concrete chipped.…

SPOTTED: Pergolas on the Schuylkill

It may be the season for contemplating cross-country skiing on the Schuylkill River’s celebrated new boardwalk, but soon enough visitors will…

2015 Civic Wish List

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

2015 Predictions: You call it

If you believe Back to the Future II, 2015 is the future. So let’s use our hoverboards to zip through the…

2014: Cheers and Jeers

As we put 2014 to bed, I offer this short list of cheers and jeers for the year that was: CHEERS…

Do wishes come true? 2014 review

December’s days dwindle, and I’m looking back at my 2014 wish list to see which of my hopes edged toward reality…

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