Philadelphia

May 17, 2018, 11am PDT
Swaths of the city of Philadelphia could see increased parking minimums if a new version of a bill that failed in 2016 makes its way through City Council.
PlanPhilly
May 3, 2018, 7am PDT
The ACLU is bringing a lawsuit against SEPTA, saying the transit agency's advertising policy runs afoul of the First Amendment. Some $16 million in annual revenue is at stake.
PlanPhilly
April 26, 2018, 12pm PDT
Architecture Critic Inga Saffron gives a less-than-stellar review of the newly revealed revamp of Philadelphia's Love Park.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 24, 2018, 12pm PDT
An opinion piece points out the inequities of growth in contemporary Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 22, 2018, 5am PDT
More than half of American tenants are rent-burdened, putting them at risk of displacement. A national collaboration with PolicyLink hopes to help.
Curbed
April 13, 2018, 8am PDT
Philadelphia will create a one percent "construction impact tax" to help fund affordable housing projects around the city.
PlanPhilly
April 11, 2018, 8am PDT
Long a hub of creative workers in Philadelphia, a collaboration of companies based in the Old City neighborhood in Philadelphia has rebranded as the Philadelphia Design District.
PlanPhilly
April 10, 2018, 11am PDT
As land values rise, more than 200 community gardens in Philadelphia could be lost to redevelopment.
Plan Philly
April 10, 2018, 6am PDT
A new program based in the Germantown neighborhood in Philadelphia aims to encourage community ownership of urban re-investment.
The Philadelphia Citizen
April 8, 2018, 9am PDT
A proposal to extend the Broad Street subway line in Philadelphia is intended to attract new commercial and residential development in the city's Navy Yard. A change in construction technique is driving up the cost, however.
PlanPhilly
April 3, 2018, 9am PDT
Ridership declines mean falling revenues for transit agencies, and could be the beginning of a cycle of service cuts and fare increases leading to yet more ridership declines.
The Washington Post
April 3, 2018, 7am PDT
Gentrified in the 1960s during the height of urban renewal, Society Hill is a historical precedent as Philadelphia confronts present-day gentrification.
PlanPhilly
March 31, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Rebuild initiative in Philadelphia depends on funding generated by a 1.5 cents-an-ounce tax on sugary beverages. The tax is in effect, but $300 million in bonds have to wait for a court decision about the tax.
PlanPhilly
March 21, 2018, 10am PDT
The Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Board pushes against a proposed bill that increases City Council oversight of new bike lanes. Traffic calming, the Inquirer argues, requires a citywide approach.
The Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly.com
March 13, 2018, 2pm PDT
Public concern boiled over last week at a town hall meeting intended to discuss the proposed development of a stadium to house Temple University's football team in North Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
February 24, 2018, 11am PST
"Why does Old City keep burning?" That's the question posed by Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
February 21, 2018, 5am PST
A highly anticipated linear park project in Philadelphia will open this year. Planners and activists have been working in anticipation of increased pressure on the local housing market.
The Philadelphia Citizen
February 20, 2018, 6am PST
This report estimates that U.S. cities could save half a trillion dollars by investing in "smart surface technologies." The study takes into account obvious factors like energy use and less intuitive ones like tourism revenues.
Next City
February 9, 2018, 10am PST
Three cities around the country have the hardware to provide coverage of the Olympics in public.
Smart Cities Dive
February 5, 2018, 9am PST
A co-curricular program at a Philadelphia medical school integrates public health and city planning.
Next City