Pennsylvania

November 2, 2015, 6am PST
This week, voters in Philadelphia will decide on a ballot measure that could realign city government to create a new Department of Planning and Development.
PlanPhilly
October 26, 2015, 9am PDT
A map of Pittsburgh's food deserts illustrates a nationwide problem with food insecurity.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 24, 2015, 1pm PDT
SEPTA has approved funding for $18.3 million in energy-efficient upgrades to the regional transit network.
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 21, 2015, 11am PDT
Haddon Township, a suburb of Philadelphia located in New Jersey, might have been so relieved to finally close a deal on a long-disputed redevelopment project that it neglected the immense potential of the opportunity.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 21, 2015, 10am PDT
A growing coalition of education and transit advocates are calling for a program that would allow Philadelphia-area college students to access transit for free with their student IDs.
The Philadelphia Citizen
October 21, 2015, 5am PDT
Young historic-preservation minded Philadelphians are organized and ready to protect the history of their city.
PlanPhilly
Feature
October 20, 2015, 8am PDT
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell recently gave the Pitkin Lecture at the Pennsylvania state chapter of the American Planning Association's annual conference. An adapted and excerpted version of that lecture follows.
James Brasuell
October 20, 2015, 5am PDT
A new bridge across the Alleghany River will connect Oakmant and Harmar. Another bridge located in nearby Pittsburgh, made infamous by John Oliver, closed earlier this week.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 16, 2015, 7am PDT
MoveLV: Long Range Transportation Plan process is finding support for the rebirth of defunct rail transit corridor between the Allentown-Easton-Bethlehem and the City of Brotherly Love.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 14, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Healthy Rowhouse Project seeks to improve the health of Philadelphians and preserve critical affordable housing by using innovative strategies to improve housing conditions in thousands of rowhouses each year.
The Citizen
October 13, 2015, 8am PDT
"There is just too much to learn," from open streets events, says Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic Inga Saffron.
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 11, 2015, 5am PDT
As the new arrivals—young, mostly white urbanites—have descended into some of Philadelphia's working class and immigrant neighborhoods, the push back by locals has been met with a push back by the gentrifiers.
PhillyMag
October 2, 2015, 12pm PDT
The decision to shut down a 4.7-square-mile swath of Philadelphia's Center City on the occasion of the Pope's visit last weekend has converted a lot of new believers to the open streets cause.
Philly Voice
September 30, 2015, 7am PDT
The latest city to upgrade its urban waterfront into an open space amenity is Philadelphia, which will open Pier 68 to the public October 1, 2015.
PlanPhilly
September 6, 2015, 9am PDT
A trove of data from the Office of Property Assessment has been released to the public. It's like Christmas day for zoning wonks in the City of Brotherly Love.
PlanPhilly
September 3, 2015, 5am PDT
A massive redevelopment project moving forward in Pittsburgh would provide in-demand office and tech space near local universities. An innovative transportation infrastructure project could be a part of the deal.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
August 29, 2015, 1pm PDT
It's still not bike-friendly, but it's getting better. The Capitol Limited from Chicago to Washington joins a small list of routes allowing for "roll-on, roll-off," though reservations and a $25 fee may apply.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 27, 2015, 7am PDT
As ridership grows on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) rail system, system planners are looking to a novel approach to relieve crunched station parking: bikes.
Next City
August 21, 2015, 7am PDT
California industries are buying offsets in lieu of purchasing carbon allowances or reducing carbon emissions, and most of the offsets are spent out-of-state, assisting the recipients economically as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
KQED: California Report
August 12, 2015, 1pm PDT
Keystone Crossroads has produced an interactive series about Pennsylvania's urban waterfronts. A storymap and in-depth reporting provide waterfront access from afar.
Keystone Crossroads