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The Pencoyd Landing development is focused on providing access to pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users in the neighborhood of Lower Merion Township, across the Schuylkill River from Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 8, 2021, 11am PDT
A reservation system could help the struggling national parks system manage crowds and protect our public lands from overuse, according to this article.
MinnPost
June 7, 2021, 7am PDT
Policies that encouraged urban segregation and led to the displacement and disenfranchisement of communities of color continue to reverberate in Canada's urban centers.
The Globe and Mail
June 3, 2021, 7am PDT
Despite the historic importance of a vast majority of the city of Philadelphia's buildings, demolitions are happening at a faster rate than ever.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Blog post
June 3, 2021, 5am PDT
On the hundred-year anniversary of the violence that destroyed Tulsa's "Black Wall Street," the country is finally reckoning with the legacy of one of the most destructive racially motivated riots in U.S. history.
Diana Ionescu
June 2, 2021, 5am PDT
A mix of new development focused on future needs and new tools for preservation are included in the rezoning package for the south end of Governors Island approved by the New York City Council in May.
Urbanize New York
June 1, 2021, 7am PDT
Cities across the country are reevaluating the impacts of major highway on neighborhoods and looking for ways to revitalize and reconnect communities.
The New York Times
May 26, 2021, 12pm PDT
A nonprofit hopes to create a viable plan for the iconic stadium—and find a way to pay for it.
Houston Chronicle
May 20, 2021, 7am PDT
The city is seeing a rapid loss of its signature two-, three-, and four-flat residential buildings, which historically served as affordable housing for working-class families.
Block Club Chicago
May 11, 2021, 8am PDT
Examples from around the world showing that the popular theory often doesn't hold up present powerful implications for commons management.
Aeon
May 10, 2021, 12pm PDT
A comic strip illustrates the humans behind remarkable resilience in the face of incredible risks.
The Nib
May 7, 2021, 5am PDT
How one historic district in a growing corner of Washington, D.C. is able to effect downzoning.
Greater Greater Washington
April 30, 2021, 7am PDT
The Long Island restaurant is housed in a historic 18th century farmhouse.
Inman News
April 20, 2021, 9am PDT
Policies too narrowly focused on design can drive up the cost of construction and prevent the development of affordable housing.
Slate
April 19, 2021, 9am PDT
While the southern end of the thoroughfare is seeing rapid redevelopment and gentrification, the northern end has yet to reap any benefits from the nearby projects.
WCPO
April 19, 2021, 7am PDT
The newly unearthed "golden city" sheds light on everyday life at the height of ancient Egypt's power.
The Washington Post
April 12, 2021, 9am PDT
A row over two Transformers statues in a D.C. neighborhood lays bare the "absurdities" inherent in historical preservation, one writer argues.
Georgetown Metropolitan
April 12, 2021, 7am PDT
The CDC announced on April 7 that a coronavirus variant first detected in the U.K is now dominant in the U.S. "In some ways, we're almost in a new pandemic," said one prominent public health expert earlier about the more transmissible variant.
The New York Times
April 5, 2021, 9am PDT
The Television City revamp will more than double the currently available space and include a multi-modal mobility hub, pedestrian improvements, and a "robust" transportation demand management program.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 30, 2021, 9am PDT
HUD can provide $10 million to tenant organizers each year, but the funding has largely gone unspent since the early 2000s. Will that change with a new administration and newly approved HUD secretary?
Shelterforce Magazine