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Community Development

    • Cutting the ribbon at Kensington Storefront, March 25, 2017 | Grace Shallow / PlanPhilly

Combatting opioids with paint: Mural Arts sets up shop in heart of epidemic

It has been all hands on deck as Philadelphia wrestles with a worsening opioid drug crisis, one that has caused more than 900 overdose deaths last year. The escalating situation has…

    • Tacony community meeting about 'sex-positive community center' on March 23, 2017 | Jake Blumgart/PlanPhilly

Proposed 'sex-positive community center' gets fair hearing from Tacony residents

Thursday night’s community meeting in Tacony went better than anyone could have expected. A proposal to open a private sex-positive club in the midst of a residential neighborhood would likely stir…

    • Mayor Kenney says says income from the sugary drink tax will support schools and community centers in the city, March 2016 | Emma Lee / WHYY

Rebuild Initiative’s launch slowed by financial puzzle, hinging on soda tax

The gargantuan, highly anticipated city project known as Rebuild — Mayor Jim Kenney’s $500-million investment in parks, recreation centers, and libraries — is beginning to resemble an elaborate domino setup. As…

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ABOUT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

A planning approach emphasizing social equity factors at the neighborhood level, with concerns including housing, corridor revitalization, community capacity-building, environmental justice, resilience, cultural capital, and asset-based development.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  • Mar 31, 2017

The New Normal for Downtowns

9:00AM – 1:00PM
  • Apr 1, 2017

TreePhilly in North Philadelphia

10:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Apr 2, 2017
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