The Philadelphia Inquirer

July 17, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Almost 200 New Jersey mayors have joined together to oppose new affordable housing requirements that they say their cities can't possibly comply with.</p>
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July 3, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>In an effort to reduce shipping costs, Wal-Mart is cutting its food miles and passing the savings on to customer by selling locally grown produce.</p>
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June 27, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>A local nonprofit named SCRUB caught Pabst Brewing creating "guerrilla marketing" ads disguised as decorative murals in Philadelphia, a violation of sign restrictions.</p>
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June 12, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>A report announced by Mayor Michael Nutter estimates that Philadelphia's park system has a combined economic value of $1.9 billion in services, income and taxes to the city.</p>
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May 31, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Transit ridership is spiking across the country as gas prices go up. Is this a tipping point for America's car culture?</p>
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May 20, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Though the deal still needs approval from the Pennsylvania legislature, the state hopes to generate over $1 billion a year for road, bridge and transit improvements from the proceeds.</p>
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May 15, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Cyclist wins a "race" across Philadelphia, beating a car and city transit in fight through morning traffic.</p>
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April 30, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Mayors of Reading and Scranton, Pa. plead for presidential candidates to address substantive city-region issues, such as transit access, investment in high-tech industries and increased federal funding for sustainable infrastructure improvements.</p>
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April 13, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>One Philadelphia councilman wants his city to follow the lead of more pedestrian-friendly New York and ensure that construction projects don't interfere with sidewalks.</p>
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April 4, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Urban issues and metropolitan policy are noticeably absent from the platforms of the three main presidential candidates.</p>
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April 1, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>With a growing consensus for change, the challenge for the Philadelphia's leaders now is figuring out how to actually fix the city's planning and zoning system.</p>
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February 26, 2008, 6am PST
<p>Big developments are on the slate in Philadelphia, and some argue that the city needs to develop a skyscraper policy to control the city's changing face.</p>
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January 21, 2008, 8am PST
<p>Retired FEMA trailers originally sent to house the displaced after Hurricane Katrina have found new purpose in a government programs that distributes them for use by local municipalities.</p>
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January 21, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Public transit systems must be closely linked with new development and projections of growth for communities to sustain themselves in a changing environment, according to this op-ed.</p>
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January 20, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>A community activist in Philadelphia is rallying support to pressure the city to consider a bike-sharing program similar to the Paris Velib system.</p>
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January 1, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>St. Louis and Philadelphia are entering the final weeks of competition to become the host of a new Major League Soccer expansion team. One city has stadium plans, the other has investors. Neither has both.</p>
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December 17, 2007, 9am PST
<p>Plans to convert a 311-mile section of Pennsylvania's Interstate 80 have been dealt a severe setback by the federal government, which recently returned the state's application.</p>
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December 16, 2007, 9am PST
<p>The Philadelphia city council has approved an inclusionary housing bill requiring developers to include a certain percentage of affordable housing in all projects of 20 units or more.</p>
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December 5, 2007, 7am PST
<p>Calling out the Philadelphia City Council for "deliberate inaction" on a casino developer's zoning requests, the state Supreme Court has overstepped the city authority to approve the casino's construction.</p>
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November 28, 2007, 11am PST
<p>With the city undertaking several major planning efforts -- including a complete revision of its zoning code -- Philadelphia is entering a new shining era of city planning. But there's still more work to be done, argues a recent editorial.</p>
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