The Philadelphia Inquirer

May 15, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Rail projects are favored over bus rapid transit projects when it comes to federal funding. But many say the bus systems are cheaper and more effective overall.</p>
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April 13, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>While Philadelphia may be hosting this year's National Planning Conference, a recent forum demonstrated that the current candidates for Mayor lack any sort of vision for the city's development.</p>
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April 11, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Nearly 80% of Pennsylvania's municipalities have populations less than 5,000. Recently released reports say it's time for the state to form regional coalitions that will help improve local economies and harbor regional planning.</p>
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April 10, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Harris Steinberg, director of PennPraxis, outlines one important lesson from the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, which his organization is charged with leading. He describes the importance of open space as a catalyst for development.</p>
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March 11, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>County officials are trying to find philanthropists to help buy land rights to a historic Pennsylvania farm, one that could be offered up to builders if preservationists do not buy the land by August 2.</p>
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March 6, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>A team of planners and architects working to revive the city's riverfront recommend mimicking Boston's infamous Big Dig project to tame the I-95 freeway's impact.</p>
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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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