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June 18, 2019, 7am PDT
Housing prices are on the rise in the North Shore neighborhood as the area near downtown grows.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
March 14, 2019, 6am PDT
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.
The Inquirer / Philly.com
February 13, 2019, 9am PST
In Philadelphia, letting pedestrians cross at more places helps challenge the norms that privilege cars.
The Inquirer / Philly.com
December 30, 2018, 9am PST
The kiosks in downtown Philadelphia are part of an effort to deploy smart-cities technology.
Smart Cities Dive
December 2, 2018, 11am PST
The city didn’t have tall buildings until the 1980s. Then its skyline took off.
The Inquirer / Philly.com
November 19, 2018, 12pm PST
A new study looks at homeownership among native-born and foreign-born residents in U.S. cities.
The New York Times
November 10, 2018, 7am PST
A development project in Philadelphia is raising funds through a combination of Opportunity Zones benefits, federal tax credits, and crowdfunding.
Next City
November 1, 2018, 5am PDT
A visit to the park highlights the creative reuse and design that is transforming an old railway into a vibrant public space.
The Washington Post
October 4, 2018, 6am PDT
With buses crawling along through downtown Philadelphia, the city has plans to step up law enforcement to help them move faster.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 18, 2018, 12pm PDT
Pennsylvania legislation would make it harder for communities to regulate the new wireless network infrastructure.
PlanPhilly
August 30, 2018, 6am PDT
A plan to get a SEPTA Regional Rail link to Phoenixville in record time has its skeptics, but advocates are convinced they can make it happen.
PlanPhilly
October 4, 2016, 10am PDT
Recent suggestions from Philadelphia's City Council threaten the city's rebound and could turn swaths of Philadelphia into suburbia, argues Inga Saffron in a recent opinion piece.
The Philadelphia Enquirer
March 10, 2015, 7am PDT
Former HUD counsel and current Philadelphia mayoral contender Nelson Diaz laid the groundwork for "entrepreneurial" approaches to public housing. Whether the resulting projects were effective is up for debate.
PlanPhilly
March 8, 2015, 10am PDT
Concerned about their economic fate, several upstate New York towns have expressed interest in joining Pennsylvania instead.
Talking Points Memo
October 27, 2012, 9am PDT
Large casino resorts in Atlantic City and Connecticut take a hit, as new, smaller and local casinos, attract gamblers from the surroundings areas. New York state officials are paving the way for more casino proliferation, despite some skepticism.
The New York Times
September 10, 2012, 1pm PDT
Writing for <em>Yahoo! Travel</em>, Aefa Mulholland identifies five of the most dangerous roads in the world - from India's chaotic city streets to Bolivia's mountain hugging back roads.
Yahoo! Travel
February 4, 2010, 1pm PST
Other cities have opened up tall buildings to the public; Pittsburgh envisions doing the same with US Steel, which has a 1-acre flat roof.
PopCity Magazine