Pennsylvania

Community land trusts are facing an uphill battle as waves of gentrification reach new neighborhoods around Pittsburgh.
Yesterday   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The case of the lead contaminated waters in Flint, Michigan has renewed a national discussion of lead poisoning in children across the United States.
6 days ago   Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia magazine says a staffing decision by new Mayor Jim Kenney is a big victory for urbanists and bike advocates.
Feb 2, 2016   Philadelphia
The comeback story for the city of Philadelphia's oldest neighborhood—Old City—displays the power of community organization and deliberate planning.
Jan 26, 2016   Philadelphia
The usual litany of Rust Belt woes hit North Braddock, Pennsylvania particularly hard. The Pittsburgh suburb has shed two-thirds of its population and is burdened with 350 abandoned properties.
Jan 23, 2016   Belt Magazine
A large winter storm is bearing down on the East Coast, prompting advanced preparations by local officials.
Jan 22, 2016   The Washington Post
Urban planning challenge: where to site a large tent for serving meals to the homeless in a revitalizing part of Philadelphia.
Jan 17, 2016   philly.com
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Pennsylvania finds proof that Passive House standards can be built at affordable housing prices, after the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency incorporated Passive House benchmarks into its Low Income Housing Tax Credit application. Exclusive
Jan 13, 2016  By David Salamon
Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto thinks Section 8 housing subsidies could get two birds with one stone: help low-income households find affordable housing and reduce blight.
Jan 12, 2016   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
While most big city transit systems have moved on to electronic passes or paper tickets, Philadelphia's riders are left to deal with tokens and transfer slips until SEPTA's plans for a system upgrade come to fruition.
Jan 11, 2016   The Philadelphia Inquirer
In case you were wondering if any state gas taxes, other than Utah as previously posted, changed on New Years Day—eight others did, but only slightly, due to required, automatic adjustments. Most telling was that more went down than up.
Jan 6, 2016   Tax Justice Blog