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The traditional view of Sansom Street will soon vanish into Philadelphia's past, as the Jewelers Row District makes room for the future.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
A long-standing policy allows parking in front of churches and synagogues but leaves cars blocking bike lanes, and cyclists want the practice to end.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 26, 2019, 7am PDT
Billions of development dollars have found their way to Philadelphia's Center City since the beginning of 2018, but parking is no longer a profitable proposition.
WHYY
September 23, 2019, 12pm PDT
A new study from Drexel University's Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation surveys the obstacles and challenges making it more difficult to build car-free public spaces, like plazas and parklets, in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 20, 2019, 12pm PDT
It's the end of an era that never was.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 17, 2019, 7am PDT
Transportation advocates are calling for expanded rail service to the east, but studies indicate the needed infrastructure improvements would be pricey.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 14, 2019, 5am PDT
A growing number of cities around the world, and around the United States, have banned horse-drawn carriages out of concern for the health and welfare of the horses.
WHYY
August 27, 2019, 7am PDT
The commission recommended a trio of bills focused on historic preservation, including one that would permit accessory dwelling units on historic properties.
PlanPhilly
August 25, 2019, 7am PDT
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