Pennsylvania

The city of Philadelphia's Doors and Windows Ordinance applied the Broken Windows Theory to positive results.
6 days ago   Pacific Standard
Pittsburgh Planning Director Ray Gastil was profiled by Pittsburgh Magazine.
Apr 28, 2015   Pittsburgh Magazine
Philadelphia media was on hand to cover the launch of the Indego bikeshare system on April 23, 2015.
Apr 26, 2015   PlanPhilly
In some cities, maintenance of sidewalks is not the responsibility of the city but of adjacent landowners. Philadelphia is finding what a hassle this arrangement can be. With countless blocks in disrepair, everyone is passing the buck.
Apr 22, 2015   Philadelphia Magazine
At least some of a remarkable 49 percent drop in crime in a rough Pittsburgh is attributed to a new nonprofit-sponsored program designed to put slumlords out of business and get rid of their problem tenants.
Apr 21, 2015   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A policy report from the Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities made news for recommending policies to disincentive, with taxes, real estate speculation. The report also includes raw data on the transformation happening around the city.
Apr 15, 2015   Al Día
Downtown gentrification threatens to displace skilled artisans in a district where workshops go back five generations. Some of the jewelers own their premises, but the rewards for building pricey condos are tempting.
Apr 14, 2015   Philadelphia Inquirer
Two academic researchers explain the planning and landscape architecture opportunities offered by the "dramatic fluctuations" and "emergent shorelands" of the Great Lakes Coasts.
Mar 25, 2015   Places Journal
Emily Badger of The Washington Post Wonkblog writes about a new study showing the economic benefits of converting street spaces in front of storefronts to parklets. Other options for street spaces include bike lanes, bikeshare docks, and bus lanes.
Mar 25, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
The Envision Downtown Initiative will focus on street improvements to improve public interactions.
Mar 25, 2015   Pittsburg Post-Gazette
Philadelphia's Washington Avenue experienced 915 car crashes between 2010 and 2013. The city wants to minimize risk in its redesign, but lacks the space to install every suggested improvement.
Mar 18, 2015   PlanPhilly