The Philadelphia Daily News

August 30, 2011, 12pm PDT
Community organizers in Philadelphia are leading an effort to convert a disused elevated railway into a park.
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August 18, 2011, 6am PDT
Philadelphia has long been derided for its dirty and filthy streets. This reputation has turned out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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March 6, 2011, 1pm PST
Philadelphia may lose its world-famous skateboarding landmark with the renovation of its LOVE Park plaza, flaring a decade-old debate that has made international headlines.
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May 3, 2009, 7am PDT
Transit oriented development is lacking near many of Philadelphia's transit stops, but new projects are bringing the city up to speed.
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May 2, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>A newspaper beer columnist writes that a good local bar is not just a place for drinks and socializing, it can attract business too.</p>
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April 23, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Designers and community development corporations collaborate on concepts for infill development along Philadelphia's commercial corridors.</p>
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October 17, 2006, 2pm PDT
<p>As redevelopment and construction progress along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Mayor John Street has approved the formation of an advisory group that will craft a master plan for the booming area.</p>
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June 6, 2006, 6am PDT
New political willpower demonstrated by Philadelphia's mayor, a state senator, and Governor Rendell has opened the door for much-needed development in the area.
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March 27, 2006, 12pm PST
In Philadelphia, politics, not planning, determines what gets built, according to UPenn Fellow Mark Alan Hughes. A project that can be built as-of-right under the current zoning has riled elected officials and neighbors.
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February 10, 2006, 7am PST
While the abatement can be a 'wealth magnet' for the city by generating market value from tax-free properties, the real benefit may be limited to the developers who cash in.
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November 9, 2005, 12pm PST
Mark Alan Hughes takes on politicians who plan to use legislation limiting the use of eminent domain as a means to mobilize voters. Hughes points out that Kelo didn’t really change anything about the use of eminent domain.
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November 7, 2005, 11am PST
Do planners really have the best interest of the city in mind? Harris Steinberg refutes an Op-Ed by Michael Sklaroff which congratulates planners on their success in the city.
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November 4, 2005, 10am PST
Instead of deriding the Philadelphia Planning Commission, everyone should be celebrating their achievements, says Michael Sklaroff.
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September 20, 2005, 12pm PDT
Mark Alan Hughes asks who has the power to decide on rebuilding plans for New Orleans: former or returning residents, federal policymakers, local officials, or all taxpayers?
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September 13, 2005, 9am PDT
Mark Alan Hughes predicts some of NOLA's poor will be better off in a couple years as a result of forced relocation to more prosperous places.
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August 31, 2005, 10am PDT
Suburbanites can't get anywhere without a car, so higher gas prices will lead to "collapse" of the suburbs.
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August 24, 2005, 12pm PDT
Mark Alan Hughes writes that instead of fearing rising housing costs, the poor should benefit.
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July 21, 2005, 12pm PDT
A developer who sits on the City Planning Commission is at the center of a dispute that pits a university's desire for more student housing against a community's desire for open space.
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November 26, 2004, 1pm PST
Retailers are adpating to urban areas.
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September 29, 2004, 2pm PDT
Carol Towarnicky is worried about the 'politicizing' of science.
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