July 11, 2014, 8am PDT
Ryan Briggs reports on the state of the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment—although zoning reform was a promise of Mayor Michael Nutter's administration, Briggs finds that inconsistency and mysterious politics still mar the board's decisions.
June 22, 2012, 9am PDT
Forever plagued with issues, from lack of funding to a lack of political support, Philadelphia's SEPTA mass-transit network is (again) on the verge of collapse.
February 18, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Many citizens have voiced concerns over approved developments in Philadelphia. As zoning issues take center stage in public hearings and disputes, the city readies itself for a May vote to create a zoning commission that will revise the process.</p>
May 29, 2006, 11am PDT
The Philadelphia City Paper lists 10 ways global warming could really "hit home".
May 29, 2006, 7am PDT
Local gas station owners are hurt as much or more than consumers by high gas prices, as they lose business when gas companies force them to raise their prices.
May 1, 2006, 7am PDT
An unlikely partnership between community gardeners and local prison inmates will help feed the over one fifth of the city living below the poverty line.
April 21, 2006, 7am PDT
The City of Philadelphia plans to partner with a church to construct a shelter near the well-off Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Current residents aren't having it.
March 31, 2006, 10am PST
Despite apparent problems at a biosolids processing facility in Philadelphia, employees maintain that the place is safe and should continue operation.
March 18, 2006, 7am PST
In Philadelphia, 200,000 tons of dried human waste could be the cause of numerous health problems for area residents, from asthma to cancer.
March 11, 2006, 11am PST
A federally funded program provides low-income commuters, who regularly need three-hours or more on public transit in order to reach suburban jobs, with faster, more feasible options.
March 4, 2006, 7am PST
The Philadelphia City Paper chronicles unprecedented enthusiasm for filling the lowest level elected positions in the city, answering questions about how the upcoming election could have a big impact on local politics.
February 24, 2006, 8am PST
There's a thin line between critical revitalization and excessive gentrification.
February 15, 2006, 7am PST
In Philadelphia, small non-profits can force payment from area businesses and owners through Business Improvement District regulations.
February 6, 2006, 2pm PST
As Mayor John Street's eight-year term comes to a close, it's clear he has accomplished much locally, but how much has the city's reputation really improved?
February 1, 2006, 9am PST
Creative class or not, Philadelphia artists are making a tangible impact on the city's neighborhoods, with support from major donors, and developers looking to cash in.
February 1, 2006, 5am PST
Members of an underfunded Philadelphia neighborhood protest the gaming investment when basic services, such as a hospital, are lacking.
May 23, 2005, 2pm PDT
Historic preservation and urban revitalization may seem perfect pairs, but the two rarely meet as often as they should.
April 29, 2005, 9am PDT
A community garden and park on a former brownfield has enriched a neighborhood.
April 1, 2005, 6am PST
Why do long-time residents of a traditional rowhouse neighborhood resent garages?
February 4, 2005, 6am PST
Philadelphia has joined a growing list of cities banning smoking in all bars and restaurants.