• 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 17: Broad/Washington arts market | vacant land tech tools | Casey seeking transit funding | Butkovitz doesn't support five-year budget | Philly's used bookstores

Good morning Streeters. Our thoughts are with Washington today as we wake with heavy hearts after yesterday’s mass shooting at the…

Bartram's Garden wetlands restoration, expansion underway to offset airport project

Bartram’s Garden is still firmly in its growing season. Colorful blossoms – including the famed Franklinia trees with their delicate citrusy…

September 16-20: TTF Watershed at Globe Dye Works | Michael Van Valkenburgh | Nerd Nite talks Sustainability | Air Pollution and Kids | Park(ing) Day

It's a week of urban environmental events about watersheds, landscape architecture, sustainability progress, air pollution, and public space. PARTY: TTF Watershed…

From Above: Reading Viaduct and Callowhill, 1927

It’s been an age since we featured a vintage view of Philly from above, but here’s an especially apt one in…

Philly's LandCare Program cleans, greens and reduces crime

This week Philadelphia has served as both host and case study for the 2013 Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference. With 40,000…

Rittenhouse Square's limestone facelift, lighting upgrades

Rittenhouse Square may be an emerald set in the heart of the city, but some of its beautiful and historic features…

Citizens Planning Institute taking fall session applications

Ready to roll up your sleeves and learn how city planning, zoning, and development processes work in Philly and what engaged…

September 9-13: Michel Rojkind, rojkind arquitectos | Lessons from Detroit | Mark Huppert, Preservation Green Lab | Baltimore Ave Dollar Stroll

This week PennDesign's speaker series returns for the new school year, we'll see what Philly might learn from Detroit's bankruptcy, and…

September 9: First day of school and the 'new normal' | Call for memorial park at 22nd/Market | Chestnut Hill Meetinghouse peek | Roxborough Conservation Overlay | Stronger Broad and Olney | Bike share, fewer helmets

Welcome to the working week, Streeters!  Philly’s public school students are back at school today – with hardly any supplies, aides,…

More than just Twitter, SEPTA builds its social media portfolio

Last week PlanPhilly met with SEPTA to learn more about the transit agency's Twitter presence. While SEPTA's @SEPTA_Social account is…

September 6-8: Honey Fest | South Philly Gardens | Falls Bridge Dance | Feria del Barrio

We're gearing up for a beautiful weekend, folks. In addition to Fringe Fest's return, here are a couple of picks…

Studying public space usage via balloon mapping

We hear a lot about the value of “activating” public spaces through “lighter, quicker, cheaper” moves that enhance the public life…

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