Several highway-widening projects on the East Coast were approved under the pretense of expected growth in traffic totals. Now planners are scrambling to figure out the new normal.
Mar 15, 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer
Comcast recently released designs for a $1.2 billion skyscraper in Downtown Philadelphia. The building’s potential starkly contrasts the suburban model of commercial office parks.
Jan 20, 2014 Philadelphia Inquirer
A report from the Sustainable Business Network recommends policy changes that will help Philadelphia improve business formation and job growth.
Nov 21, 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer
Community leaders argue that the recently approved Philadelphia comprehensive plan does more for developers than the working class in this op-ed.
Aug 16, 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer
PhillyTreeMap makes counting trees interactive with it’s users being able to add trees to its web-based digital map of Philadelphia, reports Gregory Thomas for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Aug 3, 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer
In Philadelphia, a recent planning school graduate and his friends are attempting to create a pop-up park in East Passyunk using social media and contest winnings as funding tools.
May 24, 2010 Philadelphia Inquirer
An unused right-of-way between Lansdale, PA and Bethlehem is being contested between those that want to return it to passenger rail service and those that want to turn it into a linear park.
Jan 29, 2010 Philadelphia Inquirer
In Philadelphia, a number of palatial restaurants have closed due to the bad economy. In their place, several more intimate, neighborhood places have popped up.
Aug 31, 2009 Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia's City Council has approved two new measures that would preserve historic buildings along the Delaware River and require 100 ft. green setbacks. Some developers are protesting the ruling, saying it amounts to an illegal taking.
Jun 22, 2009 Philadelphia Inquirer
While urbanists have long used the built environment as their playground, the French sport of parkour is connecting residents of America's cities to their surroundings in a new, if not extreme manner.
Jun 18, 2009 Philadelphia Inquirer