Delinquent properties are scattered throughout Philadelphia, and they collectively owe nearly $500 million in taxes. This is a major problem for the city, and new legislation is hoping to tackle it.
Aug 17, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
In the face of recent violence committed by roaming groups of teenagers, officials in Philadelphia are imposing stricter curfews for youth.
Aug 12, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia is opening its first "parklet" -- a small public park space built on street parking spaces.
Aug 4, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Plans are emerging to revamp the public space surrounding Philadelphia's 30th Street train station to create a more vibrant way to enter the city.
Jul 19, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
That's how Inga Saffron describes New York's High Line, the unique park built into unused infrastructure that has cities clamoring for their own version. Philadelphia might get one too, on the Reading Viaduct.
Jun 24, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia is embarking on a long-term planning effort -- one in a string of many efforts over the past few decades. But this effort is different, compiling many small-scale plans for the city's future.
Jun 23, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Two big names are calling for more high rise development and less of the historic preservation efforts that have often prevented it in dense urban areas. <em>The Philadelphia Inquirer</em>'s Inga Saffron says they're wrong.
Jun 11, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Housing Authority owns over 3,000 homes and would like to get rid of 1/3rd of them.
Jun 8, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia is seeing a surge in new parks, as new public-realm projects are either opening or moving closer towards development.
Jun 2, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Community groups in Philadelphia are trying to remake blighted vacant properties into community gardens and neighborhood amenities.
May 13, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer