Is the Pandemic Improving Affordable Housing Asset Management?

Resident services has long been the first to be cut in hard times—but for some housing providers that may be changing.

February 5, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Waterfront Cap Park Enters Final Design Phase

The $225 million Park at Penn's Landing is expected to compete transform the city of Philadelphia's relationship with its waterfront.

October 24, 2019 - WHYY

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Increasing Passenger Rail Service from Pittsburgh Would Be Costly, Studies Show

Transportation advocates are calling for expanded rail service to the east, but studies indicate the needed infrastructure improvements would be pricey.

September 17, 2019 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

North Shore Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s Up-and-Coming Stadium and Entertainment District

Housing prices are on the rise in the North Shore neighborhood as the area near downtown grows.

June 18, 2019 - Pittsburg Post-Gazette


'Councilmanic Prerogative' Hindering Development in Philadelphia

The legislative quid pro quo is being used by members of the city council for the wrong reasons, leaving neighborhoods throughout the city in limbo.

March 14, 2019 - The Inquirer /

Mid-Block Crosswalks Help Reorient the City in Favor of Pedestrians

Mid-Block Crosswalks Help Reorient the City in Favor of Pedestrians

In Philadelphia, letting pedestrians cross at more places helps challenge the norms that privilege cars.

February 13, 2019 - The Inquirer /

Downtown Philadelphia

Link Kiosks Up and Running in Philadelphia

The kiosks in downtown Philadelphia are part of an effort to deploy smart-cities technology.

December 30, 2018 - Smart Cities Dive

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Philadelphia’s Skyline History

The city didn’t have tall buildings until the 1980s. Then its skyline took off.

December 2, 2018 - The Inquirer /

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Immigrant Homeownership in U.S. Cities

A new study looks at homeownership among native-born and foreign-born residents in U.S. cities.

November 19, 2018 - The New York Times

Center City

Philadelphia Project Seeks Diverse Array of Investors

A development project in Philadelphia is raising funds through a combination of Opportunity Zones benefits, federal tax credits, and crowdfunding.

November 10, 2018 - Next City

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.