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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Link Kiosks Up and Running in Philadelphia
The kiosks in downtown Philadelphia are part of an effort to deploy smart-cities technology.
Philadelphia’s Skyline History
The city didn’t have tall buildings until the 1980s. Then its skyline took off.
Immigrant Homeownership in U.S. Cities
A new study looks at homeownership among native-born and foreign-born residents in U.S. cities.
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.
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