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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
January 7, 2020, 5am PST
Among a package of bills that died in the pocket of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney at the beginning of the New Yer was a bill intended to ensure that developers contribute to communities.
PlanPhilly
January 1, 2020, 11am PST
According to the architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, smart phone technology enabled the most profound changes in Philadelphia during the 2010s.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 28, 2019, 7am PST
Many homes in Philadelphia are in need of repairs, and low-income renters are most affected by substandard housing.
WHYY
December 22, 2019, 1pm PST
The headline about Philadelphia demolitions looks pretty similar to one in 2018.
WHYY
December 21, 2019, 11am PST
As the 52nd Street corridor in West Philly attracts new development interest, community leaders are working to ensure that current residents won't get swept away with the new investment.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 17, 2019, 6am PST
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission made a "rare how of power" in using a variety of "pocket veto" to kill proposed height and roof deck restrictions in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia.
WHYY
December 13, 2019, 8am PST
Philadelphia has renewed its efforts to improve energy efficiency in non-residential building to contribute to its Paris Climate Agreement commitment.
Smart Cities Dive
December 10, 2019, 1pm PST
Philadelphia's new "Tree Canopy Assessment" both records the damage of the past decade and makes the case for a new path forward when in comes to prioritizing the city's tree canopy.
WHYY
December 4, 2019, 8am PST
In a blow to local news, a popular planning, development, and real estate platform winnows its local offerings.
The Wrap
November 27, 2019, 5am PST
Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron has had enough with the exclusionary planning tactics of the neighborhood of Society Hill to start calling it the "Republic of Society Hill."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 19, 2019, 7am PST
Philadelphia planners hope to achieve benefits to traffic safety and transit performance by restricting automobile use of lanes along Roosevelt Boulevard.
WHYY
November 18, 2019, 5am PST
Land use was a deciding factor in May when long-time Philadelphia City Councilmember Jannie Blackwell lost in a May primary election. Now, in a final month in office, Blackwell proposes the changes that some community members were waiting for.
WHYY
November 16, 2019, 9am PST
Planners in Philadelphia believe that the Franklin Square Station will achieve higher ridership figures than when the station closed 40 years ago, thanks to numerous large developments in the area.
WHYY
November 8, 2019, 1pm PST
A case study in development proposals not matching planning ambitions on the Delaware River Waterfront in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer