Philadelphia

March 10, 2016, 7am PST
The Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer is concerned about the large-scale redevelopment of North Philadelphia, under the leadership of the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
February 26, 2016, 10am PST
Investment in public space is shaping up as a signature initiative for new Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.
Philadelphia
February 17, 2016, 1pm PST
Bike advocates have high hopes for the leadership of newly elected Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. Among Mayor Kenney's campaign promises: to add 30 miles of protected bike lanes.
People for Bikes
February 2, 2016, 1pm PST
Philadelphia magazine says a staffing decision by new Mayor Jim Kenney is a big victory for urbanists and bike advocates.
Philadelphia
January 26, 2016, 11am PST
The comeback story for the city of Philadelphia's oldest neighborhood—Old City—displays the power of community organization and deliberate planning.
Philadelphia
January 17, 2016, 5am PST
Urban planning challenge: where to site a large tent for serving meals to the homeless in a revitalizing part of Philadelphia.
philly.com
January 11, 2016, 10am PST
While most big city transit systems have moved on to electronic passes or paper tickets, Philadelphia's riders are left to deal with tokens and transfer slips until SEPTA's plans for a system upgrade come to fruition.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 1, 2016, 5am PST
Philadelphia is providing a living case study of the tenants of the Donald Shoup-approach to parking.
Plan Philly
December 29, 2015, 11am PST
There's no doubt that cities provide important leadership on countless issues—here are eight new elected mayors tasked with providing the political leadership to make it possible.
Governing
December 28, 2015, 10am PST
The reorganization of planning department functions in the city of Philadelphia was one of the more substantial planning-related results of the November election. Now the new Planning and Development Department is taking shape.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 28, 2015, 5am PST
An important source of housing affordable to wide ranges of incomes has a new, well-funded ally in Philadelphia—the Healthy Rowhouse Project is hoping to make a big impact in 2016.
PlanPhilly
December 21, 2015, 11am PST
Surrounded on all sides by glassy, modern towers, Philly's West Market Street has lacked the sort of attractions that have brought downtown workers to neighboring streets.
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 30, 2015, 8am PST
Updates to Philadelphia’s zoning code are designed to "clean-up" the code, adopted in 2011.
Plan Philly
November 22, 2015, 7am PST
With some extra cash on hand (rare, isn't it?) the Delaware River Port Authority will offer a discount for drivers that cross authority bridges 18 times a month. But what about transit riders?
philly.com
November 18, 2015, 6am PST
Cities and neighborhoods looking to locate and support breweries and brew pubs should look to Philadelphia as an example of a beer-friendly regulatory environment.
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 17, 2015, 6am PST
In advance of what may be a wider program, Philadelphia's alleys have been ranked for their aesthetic quality. Those in the "average" range are most suitable for retrofits.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 16, 2015, 9am PST
A once-neglected park is at the center of efforts to breathe new life into Germantown's business district.
philly.com
November 13, 2015, 12pm PST
The Viaduct Rail Park could one day become a version of the High Line in Philadelphia's Center City.
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 5, 2015, 5am PST
How well do public spaces reflect the changing conceptions of "public good" in contemporary political discourse? The UPenn design community starts a challenging conversation.
PlanPhilly
November 3, 2015, 7am PST
As a symbol of a changing economy and a changing city, the rails-to-trails conversion of the Manayunk Bridge in Philadelphia bears close scrutiny.
Plan Philly