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
<p>As plans develop to add lanes to a turnpike in Pennsylvania, residents are upset over large losses in property and no provisions for sound barriers.</p>
Aug 7, 2007   The Philadelphia Inquirer
<p>Harris Steinberg, director of PennPraxis of the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, offers 10 steps for good urban planning.</p>
Jul 16, 2007   The Philadelphia Inquirer
<p>A religious group known for embracing simplicity presents a bold green vision for Center City.</p>
Jul 10, 2007   The Philadelphia Inquirer
<p>Center City’s narrow streets and dense concentration contribute to an exciting and walkable urban center. Yet, the increase in visitors and residents has resulted in an increase in the number of vehicles and delivery trucks in search of parking.</p>
Jun 3, 2007   The Philadelphia Inquirer
<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>
May 15, 2007   The Philadelphia Inquirer
<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>
Apr 13, 2007   The Philadelphia Inquirer
<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>
Apr 11, 2007   The Philadelphia Inquirer
<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>
Apr 10, 2007   The Philadelphia Inquirer
<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>
Mar 11, 2007   The Philadelphia Inquirer
<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>
Mar 6, 2007   The Philadelphia Inquirer