• 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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Penn begins building Shoemaker Green

Shoemaker Green Perspective East | Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services Construction of Shoemaker Green is underway as PennConnects continues its…

Green Roundup: More LEED affordable housing opens, Southwest Philly Farm grows, Wells Fargo Center composts, Einstein and MLK High partner

More rain ahead today (you didn’t think fall was going to be entirely sunny and humidity-free, did you?) so bring the…

Design Philadelphia Picks: October 13-23

DesignPhiladelphia is back for its 7th year, with a wide variety of events focusing on the many dimensions of design: graphic,…

Real estate/ Development Roundup: Toll Brothers breaks ground, PA Ballet and Viridity Energy move, Chelten Plaza zoning maneuvers, Barcade opens

One Way | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street group pool Good morning, Streeters. For your Tuesday Buzz, here's a…

October 10-14: Teddy Cruz, Bike/Pedestrian Plan feedback, Kroc Center tour, Eames documentary, Better Blocks opening

Teddy Cruz at Design in Action Monday, October 10, 5:30-7:30pm, Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street. Guatemalan-born architect Teddy Cruz speaks on…

Looking West: UPenn gets green energy program, Drexel's John Fry and bio-wall, Immigration office to West Philly

It's a crisp fall morning, and today promises nice weather for Occupy Philly's demonstrations outside City Hall, the unveiling of…

Mantua: Jannie's Place Aims to Assist Homeless Women and Children

by Kara Savidge for Philadelphia Neighborhoods What once existed as an indication of neglect, a vacant lot at 617 N. 40th…

Green infrastructure, green bike lanes, zoning update and “Ask The Mayor”

Philadelphia’s green infrastructure is getting noticed nationally. In a Time Magazine piece called “Street Smarts,” the city’s approach to stormwater…

The Buzz: Extended-Stay hotel | 1700 Market sells | Tax hikes for some | Collaborative garden at Temple | Elevated rail parks

The surface parking lot at 12th and Arch streets will become a Hilton extended-stay hotel, reports the Inquirer. The parking…

September 26-30: Preservation Power | Zoning at City Council | Weatherization Workshop | LOOK! on Lancaster

Jean Carroon Monday, September 26, 6pm.  PennDesign, 210 S. 34th Street, Meyerson Hall B-3. Jean Carroon, a principal at Goody Clancy,…

The Buzz: Green Infrastructure | Urban Foraging | Student Housing | Satellite Dishes | SEPTA Accessibility

With more rain on the way, the Water Department shows how the city's green infrastructure handled stormwater during Hurricane Irene and…

Bravo: Bicycle Coalition's Park(ing) Day Corrals Stay Until November, Maybe Longer

This week’s Bravo* goes to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for installing of two bike parking corrals for Park(ing) Day…

The Buzz: More rain | Philly's problems with smog, poverty | Northern Home expanding | Curfew changes

Good morning, Philly. Bring your umbrella today, rain and high humidity are in the forecast. Tomorrow heavy rain might cause flooding.…

Mantua: Volunteers Plant Trees Along 40th Street Pedestrian Corridor

Catalyst for Change Church members Janice Niangane, Tracey Dickerson, Eric Pierce and Pastor Keon Gerow prepare a hole in the sidewalk…

This Week: September 19-23

Beth Shalom Synagogue Sanctuary | flickr user SpecialKRB, Creative CommonsLawrence Susskind  Monday, September 19, 6pm.  PennDesign, 210 S. 34th Street,…

The Buzz: Tax-Delinquent Philly | Lady Zaha | Post-Sonoco Schuylkill | UC growing

In another installment of PlanPhilly and The Inquirer's collaborative reporting project about tax-delinquent properties in Philadelphia, Patrick Kerkstra explains how Philadelphia…

Park(ing) Day 2011

Today was Park(ing) Day, when unsuspecting parking spaces throughout the city were transformed into temporary parks. This year, more than…

Penn Park Opens, Field Day Saturday

Through nearly two years of construction, Philadelphians have watched Penn Park take shape from above. Now that the fields are watered, trees well-tended,…

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