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Philadelphia

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The example of Philadelphia shows how a land value tax could provide relief to residents and the city's finances.
WHYY
October 15, 2020, 9am PDT
The mayor, planning staff, and the Philadelphia Planning Commission agree. The Philadelphia City Council and residents of the wealthy neighborhood of Society Hill, not so much.
WHYY
October 5, 2020, 7am PDT
A major victory in the fight for housing justice has been achieved in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Housing Action
September 29, 2020, 12pm PDT
The past decade saw more old commercial buildings transformed into residential buildings than any decade previous.
RentCafé
September 29, 2020, 6am PDT
The Philadelphia City Council is expected to approve new zoning for Society Hill over the objections of the Planning Commission and city planning staff.
KYW
September 28, 2020, 6am PDT
Emergency outdoor dining regulations approved in June and set to expired in December could now be extended through the coming year.
WHYY
September 9, 2020, 11am PDT
The city of Philadelphia has a new, highly anticipated plan for a valuable site on the Delaware River waterfront.
WHYY
September 9, 2020, 7am PDT
In the Philadelphia region, residents of wealthier neighborhoods will be more likely to work from home in the future, thus altering travel patterns and transit usage, according to a new mapping project powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
Smart Cities Dive
September 3, 2020, 8am PDT
The local councilmember is seeking a rezoning from commercial to residential in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, but local community members say the development will be priced out of their range.
WHYY
September 1, 2020, 5am PDT
The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the real estate interests with designs on remaking the Penn's Landing site on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. But the team's vision for the waterfront reaches far beyond a single parcel.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 12, 2020, 5am PDT
Neighborhoods that have been stubbornly resistant to investment for decades are suddenly the scene of waves of permitting activity as the city of Philadelphia prepares to tighten its tax abatement program.
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 24, 2020, 6am PDT
The residents of Philadelphia could soon gain a major new outdoor recreation facility.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 11, 2020, 12pm PDT
As a leading bicycle advocacy organization withdraws support for police enforcement of Vision Zero plans, the discretionary practices of traffic enforcement come under rejuvenated scrutiny.
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
June 11, 2020, 5am PDT
The city of Philadelphia is facing a $649 million budget shortfall, and Mayor Jim Kenney is proposing to cut deeply from the city's housing budget to make up the difference.
WHYY
Feature
March 26, 2020, 6am PDT
Cities, states, and the federal government are trying to prevent a repeat of 2008 while still facing the challenges of inequality and poverty that grew out of the previous recession.
James Brasuell
March 25, 2020, 7am PDT
The closure will give cyclists and pedestrians a safe roadway to use while maintaining social distancing.
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
February 25, 2020, 10am PST
The idea of blocking major streets to private automobiles is making advocates envious in cities that have yet to implement the idea. A petition is circulating to give the car-free treatment to Chestnut Street in Philadelphia.
Billy Penn
February 14, 2020, 8am PST
Gary Mason has been decorating a SEPTA trolley for Valentine's Day since 1993.
WPVI Action News
February 5, 2020, 10am PST
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority recently announced a plan to sell the naming rights to the station formerly known as University City Station.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 23, 2020, 7am PST
Philadelphia's succeeded at reducing traffic fatalities in the first years after adopting a Vision Zero goal. That success didn't last, and one writer is calling for the city to back up its ambitious talk with actions.
Philadelphia