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Resistance mounts to the zoning reforms gaining traction in the United States.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
2 days ago
More than 15 years of advocacy, and one particularly galvanizing bird kill event, have created the momentum necessary for widespread adoption of the Lights Out Philly initiative.
April 5, 2021, 6am PDT
The transit agency must renew its search for an appropriate facility for an expanded trolley barn as part of its plan to modernize its aging fleet.
April 2, 2021, 5am PDT
By staying conspicuously absent from the controversy over the closure of the Somerset El station, the mayor has avoided involvement in an issue that affects the whole city, according to Philadelphia's leading architecture critic.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 24, 2021, 6am PDT
A pair of advocates criticize recent actions to slow zoning revisions in the city of Philadelphia.
March 22, 2021, 10am PDT
In an effort to make public spaces more inclusive, a new pocket park in the Callowhill neighborhood will seek input from people experiencing homelessness on how to make the space more welcoming and functional.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 14, 2021, 7am PDT
The city hopes for "transformative" solutions to reinvigorate the auto-centric parkway and create safer paths for people walking and biking.
March 1, 2021, 6am PST
The plan, which looks more than two decades into the future, seeks to modernize the city's transit system, address inequities, and improve regional connectivity.
February 3, 2021, 6am PST
Overlay districts provide a tool for guiding the future of development and environmental controls at the neighborhood level.
February 1, 2021, 5am PST
A cause abandoned by the Philadelphia City in 2019 is on the table again.
January 28, 2021, 7am PST
Ridership on the nation's commuter rail services has plummeted more than other forms of transit during the pandemic. Serving a more affluent, professional ridership, commuter rail is looking more likely to face long-term cuts after the pandemic.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 30, 2020, 6am PST
Christian Street, known at the beginning of the 20th century as the Black "Doctor's Row" should have been on the Historic Register years ago, according to this article.
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 18, 2020, 6am PST
Philadelphia's city council passed the city's first-ever residential development impact tax, a plan that could boost the city budget by $9 million a year.
December 3, 2020, 10am PST
The new law won't stop the forces of gentrification, but it should stop one of gentrification's most pernicious symptoms.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 30, 2020, 12pm PST
Recent investigations into the conditions facing workers in private parking lots in Philadelphia has produced a series of legislation reforms, but one idea, to lower the city's parking tax, isn't going to fly with this opinion writer.
November 20, 2020, 5am PST
Four Seasons Total Landscaping. Was that not clear?
The Oregonian
November 12, 2020, 5am PST
The city of Philadelphia offers a case study for the challenges and potential benefits of home repair programs.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 9, 2020, 5am PST
Outdoor dining programs have provided relief for local restaurants and retailers, while offering an oasis of social life for residents. The winter months will challenge that momentum, but creative, flexible approaches can save the day again.
Andrew M. Manshel
October 26, 2020, 6am PDT
One of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Philadelphia is increasing parking requirements and limiting building heights at all costs.
October 18, 2020, 7am PDT
The example of Philadelphia shows how a land value tax could provide relief to residents and the city's finances.