Philadelphia

Yesterday
A highly anticipated linear park project in Philadelphia will open this year. Planners and activists have been working in anticipation of increased pressure on the local housing market.
The Philadelphia Citizen
2 days ago
This report estimates that U.S. cities could save half a trillion dollars by investing in "smart surface technologies." The study takes into account obvious factors like energy use and less intuitive ones like tourism revenues.
Next City
February 9, 2018, 10am PST
Three cities around the country have the hardware to provide coverage of the Olympics in public.
Smart Cities Dive
February 5, 2018, 9am PST
A co-curricular program at a Philadelphia medical school integrates public health and city planning.
Next City
January 19, 2018, 9am PST
Philadelphia preserves affordable housing by investing $40 million into a new Housing Preservation Loan Program that will provide low interest loans of as much as $25,000 to fix up aging homes.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 31, 2017, 5am PST
A rezoning expected to go into effect in the neighborhood of Spruce Hill in Philadelphia chooses historic preservation over potential student housing developments.
PlanPhilly
December 17, 2017, 11am PST
Eliminating parking minimums and reforming Philadelphia's tax abatement program could do a lot in making Philadelphia affordable, Inga Saffron argues.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 15, 2017, 12pm PST
An exclusive excerpt from former Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter's new book "Mayor: The Best Job in Politics." Nutter is now Senior SP2 Fellow at the Penn Institute for Urban Research.
Penn IUR
December 15, 2017, 5am PST
Check out the holiday-themed buses rolling through the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the Detroit Department of Transportation systems.
Philadelphia
November 28, 2017, 12pm PST
Philadelphia's controversial "Mixed-Income Housing Program" legislation has run into stiff resistance from developers and builders.
PlanPhilly
November 17, 2017, 5am PST
The lengths to which cities have gone, or will go, in their bids to attract the second headquarters for Amazon has produced a cottage industry of media coverage. Satire from The Onion follows that trail to its most explosive of possible ends.
The Onion
November 11, 2017, 5am PST
Renovations of historic structures in Philly are an example of the nationwide importance of the historic tax credit.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 3, 2017, 6am PDT
It's much easier to talk the parking talk than to walk the parking walk. Philadelphia, however, is showing how to actually replace overabundant parking with walkable housing developments.
Streetsblog USA
October 26, 2017, 12pm PDT
All the details on the new information kiosks expected to hit Philadelphia streets—80 on Center City and University City sidewalks and 20 more in other parts of the city.
Philadelphia Inquirrer
October 19, 2017, 9am PDT
As the footprints of the average suburban home grows and lot sizes shrink, the traditional sprawling yard is getting squeezed out.
Trulia
October 17, 2017, 9am PDT
While mayors of shrinking cities do all they can to buoy a discouraging metric, others ask whether population growth is all it's cracked up to be.
Governing
October 13, 2017, 6am PDT
People—on bikes, in cars, and on foot—should be able to agree that bike lanes are better for everyone.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 11, 2017, 5am PDT
It turns out that locals don't like self-interested, unilateral decisions that erase the place names of the past.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 29, 2017, 8am PDT
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kinney is discovering on the job that planning is much easier than delivering when it comes to protected bike lanes—as is the case in many cities around the country.
PlanPhilly
September 29, 2017, 5am PDT
A comic strip succeeds in presenting the complex history of redlining and housing discrimination.
The Nib