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Brandywine Realty Trust is making a statement with this contemporary take on the corporate high rise.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 13, 2019, 1pm PDT
There is a lot of development and planning intrigue about a casino developer and the extremely challenging plan to add an on-ramp to the Schuylkill Expressway in South Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 11, 2019, 5am PDT
A recent round of thunderstorms brought public transit operations in Philadelphia to a screeching halt.
WHYY
August 8, 2019, 10am PDT
Most of the reasons street trees are sometimes unpopular with residents are either untrue or can be mitigated.
PlanPhilly
August 8, 2019, 6am PDT
Startups are increasingly abandoning the suburban office park to try their luck in denser urban cores. According to this study, good transit is one factor behind that trend. But it's not the only one.
CityLab
August 2, 2019, 6am PDT
Philadelphia isn't the first city to deal with a Hepatitis A outbreak after wavering on the question of whether to deploy public bathrooms and hygiene stations
PlanPhilly
August 1, 2019, 7am PDT
It’s been a tough slog for a bill designed to force landlords to remove lead from all buildings before they can charge tenants for rent.
PlanPhilly
July 22, 2019, 8am PDT
Philadelphia has a busy schedule of complete streets projects in the works. The city has a goal of building 20 miles of protected bike lanes by 2020.
City of Philadelphia
July 13, 2019, 1pm PDT
All over the country, sorry bus stops lack seating. Studies show that deficiency can depress ridership, some motivated citizens are looking to change that.
CityLab
July 12, 2019, 5am PDT
Transit is getting a new look.
WHYY
July 6, 2019, 7am PDT
A vacant parcel is located near the city's Graffiti Pier, which is slated to become a public park after closing in June.
PlanPhilly
July 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
More cities are leveraging technology to better manage one of the most confusing and congested spaces in the public realm: the curb.
Smart Cities Dive
July 3, 2019, 7am PDT
Despite over a year of proposals, counter proposals, and heated debate, the city of Philadelphia has yet to broker a breakthrough on proposed reforms to the city's ten-year property tax abatement program.
PlanPhilly
June 28, 2019, 6am PDT
A compromise was necessary to enact inclusionary zoning in Philadelphia, and so far it eems to be working out for program supporters.
PlanPhilly
June 20, 2019, 9am PDT
The city of Philadelphia is seeking 25 locations around the city for composting facilities that will help the city achieve its goals of zero waste and litter.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 19, 2019, 7am PDT
A recently proposed law would attempt to force developers and neighborhood projects to the table to negotiate large projects in the city of Philadelphia.
PlanPhilly
June 8, 2019, 5am PDT
"Leftover lots" are the object of one Philadelphia-based architecture firm's fascination.
PlanPhilly
May 31, 2019, 7am PDT
Neighborhoods in Philadelphia are undergoing rapid, unprecedented change. Proposed legislation would ban the architectural signifiers of that change.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 24, 2019, 10am PDT
With bills on the table to update its zoning code, Philadelphia may be poised to slow the pace of its housing construction.
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly.com
May 22, 2019, 10am PDT
A new study considers urban form, roadway characteristics, traffic collisions, and fatalities in the Philadelphia region, to show that the densest parts of regions are the safest places to drive and walk.
PlanPhilly