• 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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Praxis Dialogues: The 'public good' in practice

On December 1, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will kick off Praxis Dialogues, the first in a series of public conversations…

The evolution of councilmanic prerogative and what to do about it

Ever wonder how the practice of "councilmanic prerogative," the process by which 10 district councilmembers control land use and public property…

Car-free in Philly: What one household gained by giving up its car

When Community ContributorKaty and Erik Johanson decided to sell their car, the savings they reaped by going car-free were…

Growing Pains in Powelton

As Lower Lancaster Avenue is surrounded with bigger, denser development the corridor itself is poised to become a stronger more vibrant…

St. Laurentius: Score one for the Underdogs

In this Community Contributor piece longtime PlanPhilly advisor and Fishtown native Michael Greenle reflects on the recent designation of St. Laurentius…

Beginner's Guide to Philadelphia's Public Pools

Philly has more free, outdoor public pools than any city in the country and lucky for us pool season kicks off…

Mayor 99: Steal these six ideas from Diaz

If Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney wants to support smarter development and stronger transit, here are six ideas he could poach…

Homegrown Middle Class: How to design a milestone

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

The Boyd's Demise and the Philadelphia Demolition Commission

As wrecking crews reduce Boyd Theatre's once-grand auditorium to rubble, Community Contributor Michael Bencik offers this rumination on the Boyd's demise…

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,…

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,…

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,…

Speaking for the Saucer

Community Contributor Libbie Hawes, a preservationist and steering committee member of the Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance, makes the…

LOVE Park's enduring magnetism

Community Contributor Bob Bruhin sees LOVE Park as Philly's funky common ground - a perspective he's especially come to appreciate photographing…

Commuter Tunnel at 30: Legacy and Potential

Community Contributors Richard Voith and Peter Angelides of Econsult Solutions consider the legacy of the Commuter Rail Tunnel, which turned 30…

Adopt Housing Trust Strategy to Preserve Neighborhood Balance

Community Contributor and former Philadelphia Housing Director John Kromer offers some ideas about how Philly can preserve housing affordability for low-…

Inside Germantown's Max Levy Autotgraph Building

Gary Reed, a frequent EOTS Flickr Group photo contributor and Germantown resident, got a peek inside the historic and vacant Max…

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