Philadelphia

August 11, 2017, 6am PDT
New research published in Applied Geography is a first step toward planning for the resilience of vulnerable populations as the heat rises in urban areas.
Scientific American
July 29, 2017, 9am PDT
The Neighborhood Engagement Initiative funding from developers of Schuylkill Yards in Philadelphia is being called the largest program of its kind in the city.
Curbed Philadelphia
July 26, 2017, 7am PDT
Philadelphia is one of many American cities suddenly beset with declining bus ridership numbers, likely in part as a result of the popularity of transportation network companies.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 24, 2017, 2pm PDT
The first study to make an attempt at quantifying the value of "eyes on street"—an idea most eloquently described by Jane Jacobs—offers reason to support a mix of uses, with businesses operating later in the evening.
Next City
July 9, 2017, 11am PDT
The new Philadelphia Department of Planning and Development combines agencies that formerly oversaw housing, development, and planning.
PlanPhilly
June 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
Operators of cranes, bulldozers, hoists, and all kinds of other heavy equipment walked off construction sites around the Philadelphia region earlier this week.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 25, 2017, 11am PDT
Along comes a developer, wanting to build something that doesn't conform to a 2013 plan, with the support of the local councilmember, and local stakeholders aren't happy.
PlanPhilly
June 22, 2017, 8am PDT
Regulatory issues have delayed a proposed casino mega-development in South Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 21, 2017, 11am PDT
In Philadelphia, the William Penn Foundation has committed to help raise the last $10 million of the $225 million budget for a park over the I-95.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 15, 2017, 2pm PDT
E-commerce and its delivery trucks are a big problem for narrow streets, homes, and retailers that don't have loading docks.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 5, 2017, 7am PDT
Transit agencies from Washington to Florida are beginning to make the switch from diesel and natural gas-powered buses to battery electric buses, some faster than others.
Sierra Club Compass
May 18, 2017, 2pm PDT
With the help of grant funded infrastructure and community outreach programs, Philadelphia's Indego bikeshare system has shown impressive leadership in equitable bikeshare.
PlanPhilly
May 15, 2017, 6am PDT
Community development finance institutions (CDFIs) have tapped into the bond market, and the potential for investment is huge, but the Trump Administration could erase the progress of CDFIs.
ImpactAlpha
May 4, 2017, 2pm PDT
Philadelphia's green roof law allows developers to build 25 percent more units if they put a green roof on their buildings. Councilmember Squilla wants to exempt his district from that law.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 29, 2017, 9am PDT
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney neither signed nor vetoed the anti-electric car bill allowing it to become law, but is symbolically not giving it his approval.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 4, 2017, 1pm PDT
March was a momentous month for the Central Access Philadelphia (CAP) project. The project would build cap over I-95 at Penn's Landing, among other improvements.
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
March 31, 2017, 8am PDT
Budgets reflect priorities, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority will be prioritizing capital investments in the 2018 fiscal year.
Philadelphia
March 26, 2017, 11am PDT
Ride hailing apps have changed the way people travel. Though public transit may lose ridership to these services, transit should also learn from technological advancements and use those insights to improve transit service.
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 1, 2017, 7am PST
Philadelphia City Council seeks ways to spur development without creating new traffic issues.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
February 23, 2017, 12pm PST
Planners are hard at work in a unique corner of the city of Philadelphia—the Far Northeast.
PlanPhilly