Under a plan developed by Sasaki Associates, a 6.5-mile-long strip of vacant and derelict industrial land along the Allegheny riverfront would reconnect the surrounding neighborhood to the water with mixed use development and public open spaces.
Mar 28, 2013 The Architect's Newspaper
Philadelphia's award winning police headquarters, called "the Roundhouse", has received a belated 50th birthday present: the threat of demolition.
Mar 26, 2013 The Architect's Newspaper Blog
A two-year negotiating process has culminated with a set of 15 voluntary standards to make for more responsible fracking to safeguard the environment in Appalachia. Some environmental groups are skeptical, and not all energy companies are on board.
Mar 24, 2013 National Public Radio
Fox News ran two articles on the climate for increasing state gas taxes, almost exactly a year apart. The 2012 article is pessimistic about the ability to increase gas taxes while the March 14th one is decidedly upbeat. Why the change, what happened?
Mar 20, 2013 Fox Business
Susan Brantley of Penn State University and Anna Meyendorff of University of Michigan pen this op-ed to assess the pros and cons of fracking for natural gas. How does fracking compare to obtaining energy from other sources? Do the facts warrant bans?
Mar 16, 2013 The New York Times - The Opinion Pages
In last month's State of the Union address, President Obama described his desire to increasing the efficiency of homes and businesses throughout the country. Philadelphia is already ahead of the game, reports Laurie Actman.
Mar 1, 2013 GreenBiz.com
Over the last two decades, SEPTA has transformed itself from debt-mired subject of federal investigation to "the best damn transit agency in the U.S. of A." Dan Geringer explores how the agency's chairman has turned the ship around.
Feb 27, 2013 philly.com
With more than 10,000 downloads in the U.S., i-Tree calculates the environmental and economic benefits of planting trees.
Feb 20, 2013 Next City
Fifty years after Jane Jacobs published her seminal book, "her vision of urban change [has] won the day," says Inga Saffron. Though her vision of physical diversity has prevailed, "that vision is also giving us a new kind of sterility."
Feb 15, 2013 The New Republic
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation seeks qualifications to plan an open space connection between Center City and its waterfront. I-95, which runs parallel to the Delaware River inside the city, currently cuts off waterfront access.
Feb 13, 2013 Next City