Philadelphia

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It's been radio silence from Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney since the City Council approved a dedicated stream of funding for affordable housing.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 10, 2018, 6am PDT
Some cities treat skateboarders like a plague, and that's a planning faux pas, according to this article.
Greater Greater Washington
July 29, 2018, 7am PDT
The city of Philadelphia shows that not all affordability crises are created with the same mix of supply and demand.
PlanPhilly
July 27, 2018, 7am PDT
Qualifying developments are eligible for a ten-year tax abatement in Philadelphia. These op-ed authors say the abatement doesn't work as anything other than a government payout.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 20, 2018, 7am PDT
The master plan proposed by the Society Hill Civic Association contains lessons about single-family zoning in a historic neighborhood with fingerprints of 20th century urban renewal also present.
PlanPhilly
July 19, 2018, 11am PDT
Germantown has acquired many more wealthy residents without displacing many of its long-term residents or losing its diversity.
Next City
July 18, 2018, 7am PDT
The Broke in Philly initiative has created a map aimed at making it easier to access support and services for low-income residents of Philadelphia.
Generocity
July 10, 2018, 12pm PDT
Quarters can be cramped for growing families in Philadelphia's many two-story rowhouses. Rather than decamp to the suburbs, more and more homeowners are simply adding a third story, known as an "overbuild."
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly.com
June 27, 2018, 12pm PDT
Philadelphia offers another regulatory model to respond to the proliferation of dockless bike, ebike, and electric scooter share companies.
PlanPhilly
June 21, 2018, 2pm PDT
Mayor Jim Kenney could still veto the bill.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 21, 2018, 12pm PDT
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is tackling a redesign of the bus system serving the city of Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 14, 2018, 7am PDT
Another example of a city looking for revenue to support affordable housing projects in response to the growing cost of housing.
The Wall Street Journal
June 13, 2018, 5am PDT
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is seeking public support for a plan to add a protected bike and pedestrian path along Delaware Avenue.
PlanPhilly
May 30, 2018, 12pm PDT
The housing crisis is the eviction crisis. Philadelphia is taking action.
Next City
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