Philadelphia

September 29, 2017, 5am PDT
A comic strip succeeds in presenting the complex history of redlining and housing discrimination.
The Nib
September 18, 2017, 7am PDT
What will people really pay for parking? This study measures the value of garages or dedicated spaces to properties on the market in Philadelphia.
PlanPhilly
September 17, 2017, 5am PDT
As Philadelphia's Breeze Point gets more expensive, a market-rate developer is claiming that an affordable housing development's surface parking lot is taking up land that could be homes.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 10, 2017, 11am PDT
Parking enforcement looks the other way when residents of South Philly park in the median of Broad Street. Not even a lawsuit can change that.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 1, 2017, 6am PDT
Cities, headlined by New York, are finding new ways to support renters facing eviction.
The Nation
August 23, 2017, 6am PDT
The soon-to-be tallest building in the nation not located in New York City of Chicago has a structural issue that required a pause on construction. The issue is not expected to be catastrophic, however.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
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