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
Climate change is expected to create major shifts in the amount of water and rainfall in cities in the near future. A recent symposium in Philadelphia on urban water delved into this emerging problem.
Apr 8, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will take on the responsibilities of the Philadelphia agency for at least one year, after revelations of profligate spending led to the termination of the former Executive Director.
Mar 7, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Three public plazas in the center of Philadelphia are set to see much-needed makeovers, and soon.
Feb 14, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Critic Inga Saffron says that the interesting architecture and urban design is happening on the small scale: small parks, small houses and small plans.
Jan 8, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer