Philadelphia

November 17, 2015, 6am PST
In advance of what may be a wider program, Philadelphia's alleys have been ranked for their aesthetic quality. Those in the "average" range are most suitable for retrofits.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 16, 2015, 9am PST
A once-neglected park is at the center of efforts to breathe new life into Germantown's business district.
philly.com
November 13, 2015, 12pm PST
The Viaduct Rail Park could one day become a version of the High Line in Philadelphia's Center City.
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 5, 2015, 5am PST
How well do public spaces reflect the changing conceptions of "public good" in contemporary political discourse? The UPenn design community starts a challenging conversation.
PlanPhilly
November 3, 2015, 7am PST
As a symbol of a changing economy and a changing city, the rails-to-trails conversion of the Manayunk Bridge in Philadelphia bears close scrutiny.
Plan Philly
November 2, 2015, 6am PST
This week, voters in Philadelphia will decide on a ballot measure that could realign city government to create a new Department of Planning and Development.
PlanPhilly
Blog post
October 30, 2015, 5am PDT
Describing the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's recent study on gentrification in that city.
Michael Lewyn
October 21, 2015, 10am PDT
A growing coalition of education and transit advocates are calling for a program that would allow Philadelphia-area college students to access transit for free with their student IDs.
The Philadelphia Citizen
October 21, 2015, 5am PDT
Young historic-preservation minded Philadelphians are organized and ready to protect the history of their city.
PlanPhilly
October 16, 2015, 7am PDT
MoveLV: Long Range Transportation Plan process is finding support for the rebirth of defunct rail transit corridor between the Allentown-Easton-Bethlehem and the City of Brotherly Love.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 16, 2015, 5am PDT
If jobs, services, and other urban amenities are concentrated downtown, suburbanites can use transit to get there quickly without a car. Job sprawl makes transit useless outside central districts.
City Observatory
October 14, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Healthy Rowhouse Project seeks to improve the health of Philadelphians and preserve critical affordable housing by using innovative strategies to improve housing conditions in thousands of rowhouses each year.
The Citizen
October 13, 2015, 8am PDT
"There is just too much to learn," from open streets events, says Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic Inga Saffron.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Feature
October 12, 2015, 5am PDT
Garry Jastrzab, executive director of the Philadelphia Planning Commission, explains how a new comprehensive plan and a focus on the public realm guide the city as it searches for a balance between the old with the new.
Josh Stephens
October 11, 2015, 5am PDT
As the new arrivals—young, mostly white urbanites—have descended into some of Philadelphia's working class and immigrant neighborhoods, the push back by locals has been met with a push back by the gentrifiers.
PhillyMag
October 2, 2015, 12pm PDT
The decision to shut down a 4.7-square-mile swath of Philadelphia's Center City on the occasion of the Pope's visit last weekend has converted a lot of new believers to the open streets cause.
Philly Voice
September 30, 2015, 7am PDT
The latest city to upgrade its urban waterfront into an open space amenity is Philadelphia, which will open Pier 68 to the public October 1, 2015.
PlanPhilly
September 6, 2015, 9am PDT
A trove of data from the Office of Property Assessment has been released to the public. It's like Christmas day for zoning wonks in the City of Brotherly Love.
PlanPhilly
September 1, 2015, 7am PDT
According to analysts like Aaron Renn, the exodus of educated Millennials from what some perceive to be less-glamorous cities shouldn't signal impending doom. For one thing, brain drain might not be happening at all.
Next City
August 27, 2015, 7am PDT
As ridership grows on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) rail system, system planners are looking to a novel approach to relieve crunched station parking: bikes.
Next City