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December 17, 2007, 9am PST
<p>Plans to convert a 311-mile section of Pennsylvania's Interstate 80 have been dealt a severe setback by the federal government, which recently returned the state's application.</p>
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December 16, 2007, 9am PST
<p>The Philadelphia city council has approved an inclusionary housing bill requiring developers to include a certain percentage of affordable housing in all projects of 20 units or more.</p>
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December 5, 2007, 7am PST
Calling out the Philadelphia City Council for "deliberate inaction" on a casino developer's zoning requests, the state Supreme Court has overstepped the city authority to approve the casino's construction.
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November 28, 2007, 11am PST
<p>With the city undertaking several major planning efforts -- including a complete revision of its zoning code -- Philadelphia is entering a new shining era of city planning. But there's still more work to be done, argues a recent editorial.</p>
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November 13, 2007, 11am PST
<p>Philadelphia's new waterfront plan should lead the charge to take back the planning process from the city's real estate interests, argues one citizen activist.</p>
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November 2, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Philadelphia's city facilities are in disrepair, and a recently released report outlines the city prisons, buildings, and ventilation systems that would require millions of city dollars to repair -- money that the city doesn't have.</p>
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October 29, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Participatory planning in Philadelphia creates a new vision for the city's Delaware River waterfront.</p>
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October 19, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Philadelphia has appointed a Zoning Reform Commission to rewrite its 1962 Code. Two leaders who advocated for the rewrite share what they learned from other cities.</p>
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October 8, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>The monumental task of rewriting the city's zoning code and remapping its zones is essential if Philadelphia is to fulfill its potential and prosper.</p>
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September 21, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>A Philadelphia mayoral candidate says the first step to fixing the city under his administration would be a revamping and revival of the city's planning system.</p>
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August 7, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>As plans develop to add lanes to a turnpike in Pennsylvania, residents are upset over large losses in property and no provisions for sound barriers.</p>
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July 16, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Harris Steinberg, director of PennPraxis of the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, offers 10 steps for good urban planning.</p>
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July 10, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>A religious group known for embracing simplicity presents a bold green vision for Center City.</p>
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June 3, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Center City’s narrow streets and dense concentration contribute to an exciting and walkable urban center. Yet, the increase in visitors and residents has resulted in an increase in the number of vehicles and delivery trucks in search of parking.</p>
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May 15, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Rail projects are favored over bus rapid transit projects when it comes to federal funding. But many say the bus systems are cheaper and more effective overall.</p>
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April 13, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>While Philadelphia may be hosting this year's National Planning Conference, a recent forum demonstrated that the current candidates for Mayor lack any sort of vision for the city's development.</p>
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April 11, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Nearly 80% of Pennsylvania's municipalities have populations less than 5,000. Recently released reports say it's time for the state to form regional coalitions that will help improve local economies and harbor regional planning.</p>
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April 10, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>Harris Steinberg, director of PennPraxis, outlines one important lesson from the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, which his organization is charged with leading. He describes the importance of open space as a catalyst for development.</p>
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March 11, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>County officials are trying to find philanthropists to help buy land rights to a historic Pennsylvania farm, one that could be offered up to builders if preservationists do not buy the land by August 2.</p>
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March 6, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>A team of planners and architects working to revive the city's riverfront recommend mimicking Boston's infamous Big Dig project to tame the I-95 freeway's impact.</p>
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