The Philadelphia Inquirer

July 26, 2006, 3pm PDT
National restaurant chains moving into Philadelphia’s Center City are changing the character and landscape of the historic area.
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July 18, 2006, 9am PDT
Private investment in Amtrak is increasingly seen as part of the solution for the poorly performing national rail service.
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June 25, 2006, 9am PDT
Though not fully completed TODs, small pockets of development around transit have emerged with more to follow.
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June 24, 2006, 9am PDT
After losing 54,000 people this decade alone in its most rapid clip ever, Philadelphia is on the verge of ceding the 'Fifth Most Populated City' title to Phoenix.
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June 19, 2006, 11am PDT
The university is gearing up to develop a 40-acre plot of land next to the Schuylkill River with green space, housing, retail, and office spaces, with the aim of creating a lively city core, uniting Center City and West Philadelphia.
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April 19, 2006, 12pm PDT
Philadelphia's monstrous zoning code is in dire need of streamlining; recently residents were surprised by over-the-counter permits granted for a skyscraper, while homeowners looking to install a standard fence must apply for a variance.
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April 17, 2006, 1pm PDT
Toll Brothers, a publicly-listed housing construction firm, is one of the largest in the United States, and it specializes in using its financial and political clout to profitably and legally address zoning problems.
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April 13, 2006, 5am PDT
A growing number of Philadelphians are avoiding the high cost of car ownership and the associated frustrations with the help of PhillyCarShare, a non-profit car borrowing organization.
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April 10, 2006, 10am PDT
With litigation costs escalating due to increasingly stringent zoning regulations, many family-owned development firms are forced out of the market by bigger firms that can afford to pay attorney's fees.
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April 5, 2006, 9am PDT
Despite protests from the local community, the unusual alliance and 130-foot tower will benefit both cell phone users and emergency officials looking for fewer dropped calls.
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March 29, 2006, 8am PST
Local residents protest a towering proposed development plan in Philadelphia.
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March 9, 2006, 5am PST
In Philadelphia alone, $250 million in unpaid traffic tickets could be put to use; new collection techniques are now beginning in earnest.
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January 16, 2006, 5am PST
No, this was not the new state slogan selected after close to 12,000 votes among five finalists.
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January 8, 2006, 5am PST
Gov. Rendell, chair of the bi-state Delaware River Port Authority, has threatened a PATCO shutdown if the NJ delegation does not approve funds for dredging the Delaware's main shipping channel.
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December 9, 2005, 12pm PST
A neighborhood association hires a design firm to suggest changes to a developer's plans for a condo tower on top of a parking garage.
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December 5, 2005, 6am PST
Philadelphis is attempting to reduce concentrations of poverty and increase property values through the development of suburban style homes. But is following this national trend right for the city of brotherly love and its most needy residents?
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November 22, 2005, 1pm PST
New Jersey's poorest city has been designated America's most dangerous for a second year in a row.
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November 2, 2005, 11am PST
Philadelphia's Mayor proposes to include the director of the city's planning commission in his cabinent.
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October 21, 2005, 2pm PDT
Philadelphia's Yorktown neighborhood, once an experiment in marketing to middle-class African Americans, continues to mean home to its residents as it nears the half-century mark.
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October 18, 2005, 5am PDT
Edmund Bacon, Philadelphia's most influential planner, died on October 14th, leaving behind a legacy of public service.
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