• 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.

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Tax diversion bill would preserve homeownership and improve property-tax collection efforts

Community Legal Services says property-tax delinquency is the biggest reason people come to its office seeking assistance right now. But community…

NFL Draft turns Parkway into privatized 'brandscape' and backdrop

By now you've heard about or experienced the inconvenient road closures around the Benjamin Franklin Parkway thanks to the NFL Draft.…

MOVE and memory: What is an appropriate monument for 6200 Osage Avenue?

How should the blocks hit by the MOVE bombing and a failed redevelopment effort reflect that past? On Friday, WHYY’s Dave…

Praxis Dialogues: Historic preservation and social justice

On February 28, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will host the next Praxis Dialogues, the third in a series of public conversations…

The role of water in preparing our cities for a better future

President Trump is committed to eliminating the Waters of the U.S. Rule, which outlines federally protected waterways. Critics of the rule…

What does unauthorized immigration and sanctuary mean for Philly’s revival?

Community Contributor Domenic Vitiello makes the case for why immigration of all sorts is important to Philadelphia’s revitalization and what believing…

Car-free in Philly: Living well without a car, with a baby

In August 2015, Community Contributors Katy and Erik Johanson shared with us what their household gained by going car free.…

Finding community on Election Day

Even though it’s been a divisive election, planner and Community Contributor Michael Gaughan says we can look close to home to…

Ten years later, five ways Philly should keep building on Civic Vision for Central Delaware

On this day in 2006 then-Mayor John Street signed an executive order to create a civic vision for seven miles of…

St. Laurentius: Seeking the Wisdom of Solomon in Fishtown

As Fishtowners mull the residential redevelopment proposed for St. Laurentius Church, Faithful Laurentians are hoping for a different plan that requires…

Speak Easy: How to be hated on any city street in Philadelphia

I've used just about every mode of transportation that the city of Philadelphia has to offer. I've walked, run, driven cars,…

Remembering Greensgrow's Mary Seton Corboy: Grower of food, flowers, neighborhoods

In the pantheon of urban agriculture, few stand taller here than Mary Seton Corboy, founder and Chief Idea Officer of Philadelphia’s …

Don’t misunderstand One Water Street outcome: It’s a victory

PMC agreed to include 25 affordable housing units in its nearly finished waterfront development One Water Street, taking advantage of a…

Unanswered NID/TIF questions for hotel project at 15th and Chestnut

Neighborhood Improvement Districts (NID) typically assess an additional fee for income-producing properties in particular areas to pay for special services. Does…

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…

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”…

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…

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…

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