The Philadelphia Inquirer

February 26, 2007, 11am PST
<p>Communities in Pennsylvania and other stats are struggling to develop regulations in the face of a growing number of billboard applications.</p>
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January 29, 2007, 6am PST
<p>An affordable housing plan for New Jersey has been thrown out by an appeals court, arguing that the plan was based on flawed data and did not accurately predict the demand for housing. The plan has been called discriminatory by housing advocates.</p>
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January 8, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Janice Woodcock, the executive director of the city Planning Commission, is charged with the task of updating the historic city's archaic zoning code.</p>
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December 15, 2006, 5am PST
<p>With the oldest zoning laws of any major city in the U.S., it's time to retool the rules that govern Philadelphia's growth, argues a recent editorial.</p>
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December 7, 2006, 11am PST
<p>To cure the woes facing Pennsylvania's crumbling roads and bridges, Governor Rendell is putting the Pennsylvania Turnpike up for sale or rent.</p>
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December 5, 2006, 6am PST
<p>A recent trip to New York's Hudson River Park has opened the eyes of Philadelphia residents looking to redevelop their city's waterfront along the Delaware River. But in comparing the waterfronts of the two cities, Philly's lacks a sense of purpose.</p>
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November 17, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>Despite high-rise condo projects featuring name-brand architects sprouting up all over Philadelphia, an innovative design for low-income housing steals the top prize from the city's AIA.</p>
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October 28, 2006, 5am PDT
<p>This article by the director of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design identifies some of the major issues surrounding development along the shores of the Delaware River in Philadelphia, and calls on the public to become involved in improving the area.</p>
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October 27, 2006, 11am PDT
<p>City government in Philadelphia has successfully retained control over the planning and zoning process which will allow slots-casino establishments to develop along the Delaware River.</p>
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October 19, 2006, 9am PDT
<p>The city's mayor invites the University of Pennsylvania to work with City Planning Commission to facilitate public planning process for the Delaware River waterfront.</p>
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September 15, 2006, 5am PDT
Ed Bacon, the renowned Planning Director whose face graced the cover of Time magazine in 1964 and whose design concepts shaped Philadelphia, was honored with a Pennsylvania State Historical Marker in LOVE Park.
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August 11, 2006, 9am PDT
The recent building spree of high rises in Philadelphia requires more oversight from planners if it is to truly benefit the city, argues one critic.
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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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