The Philadelphia Inquirer

As free-range children become an increasingly rare species, designers and psychologist are also questioning the effects of the sterile, innocuous playgrounds currently in fashion. How can play, and kids, get liberated again?
Feb 27, 2015   The Philadelphia Inquirer
Architecture critic Inga Saffron takes a look at what she thinks is "the most innovative take on the traditional rowhouse that Philadelphia has seen in years." Saffron remarks on how the building obeys the rules and innovates at the same time.
Mar 16, 2010   The Philadelphia Inquirer
Plans to create a waterfront rail line in Philadelphia are moving forward, as the city approves funding for environmental studies and early design work.
Feb 19, 2010   The Philadelphia Inquirer
Transportation has been called the glue that hold cities together. This oped argues that Philadelphia's waterfront is sorely missing that glue.
Jan 29, 2010   The Philadelphia Inquirer
A group of green architects in Philadelphia are creating new ways to use pre-fabricated elements, using digital design to distance them from the prefab of yore.
Jan 19, 2010   The Philadelphia Inquirer
The $8.5 billion CityCenter mega project is set to open next week in Las Vegas. Many say it's likely to be the last major project in the struggling city for years.
Nov 27, 2009   The Philadelphia Inquirer
Commuters and workers alike are grateful the SEPTA strike is over, but fare hikes of an undisclosed amount are expected for the next year.
Nov 11, 2009   The Philadelphia Inquirer
Townships surrounding Philadelphia have managed to survive the recession until now, but city coffers are now going into the red and cities are being forced to take action.
Oct 13, 2009   The Philadelphia Inquirer
In Philadelphia, the Gaming Control Board is made up of 10 men, 9 of which don't live in the city. A recent decision by the board will destroy two planned developments that would have improve Philly's character, says arch. critic Inga Saffron.
Sep 14, 2009   The Philadelphia Inquirer
Crime numbers and struggling city budgets have caused the Justice department to issue $1 billion in federal stimulus funds to 1,046 communities to beef up their police forces.
Aug 3, 2009   The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia neighborhood of Francisville is about to get an urban makeover, but two competing visions have very different ideas of what that means.
Jul 28, 2009   The Philadelphia Inquirer