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The example of Philadelphia shows how a land value tax could provide relief to residents and the city's finances.
WHYY
October 15, 2020, 9am PDT
The mayor, planning staff, and the Philadelphia Planning Commission agree. The Philadelphia City Council and residents of the wealthy neighborhood of Society Hill, not so much.
WHYY
October 6, 2020, 7am PDT
It took a pandemic, but the worldwide effort to move restaurant and retail businesses outside, at the expense of parking, is proving far less controversial than it would have before the coronavirus swept the globe.
NPR
October 5, 2020, 7am PDT
A major victory in the fight for housing justice has been achieved in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Housing Action
September 29, 2020, 6am PDT
The Philadelphia City Council is expected to approve new zoning for Society Hill over the objections of the Planning Commission and city planning staff.
KYW
September 28, 2020, 6am PDT
Emergency outdoor dining regulations approved in June and set to expired in December could now be extended through the coming year.
WHYY
September 9, 2020, 11am PDT
The city of Philadelphia has a new, highly anticipated plan for a valuable site on the Delaware River waterfront.
WHYY
September 9, 2020, 7am PDT
In the Philadelphia region, residents of wealthier neighborhoods will be more likely to work from home in the future, thus altering travel patterns and transit usage, according to a new mapping project powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
Smart Cities Dive
September 3, 2020, 8am PDT
The local councilmember is seeking a rezoning from commercial to residential in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, but local community members say the development will be priced out of their range.
WHYY
September 1, 2020, 5am PDT
The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the real estate interests with designs on remaking the Penn's Landing site on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. But the team's vision for the waterfront reaches far beyond a single parcel.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 28, 2020, 8am PDT
As college students return for the fall semester, college towns are rightfully concerned about an influx of COVID cases, yet self-contained campuses have the potential to succeed where local and state governments may have failed.
Penn State News
August 12, 2020, 5am PDT
Neighborhoods that have been stubbornly resistant to investment for decades are suddenly the scene of waves of permitting activity as the city of Philadelphia prepares to tighten its tax abatement program.
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 24, 2020, 6am PDT
The residents of Philadelphia could soon gain a major new outdoor recreation facility.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 11, 2020, 12pm PDT
As a leading bicycle advocacy organization withdraws support for police enforcement of Vision Zero plans, the discretionary practices of traffic enforcement come under rejuvenated scrutiny.
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
June 11, 2020, 5am PDT
The city of Philadelphia is facing a $649 million budget shortfall, and Mayor Jim Kenney is proposing to cut deeply from the city's housing budget to make up the difference.
WHYY
May 20, 2020, 7am PDT
Findings from graduating doctoral students undertaking urban-related research.
Penn IUR Urban Link
May 14, 2020, 7am PDT
Modular systems and flexible use of shared spaces are priorities as urban designers begin to consider how design requirements will change in the future.
WHYY
May 12, 2020, 9am PDT
After a 22% drop in housing starts in March, municipalities and state governments continue to assess whether or not housing construction is essential, weighing factors like workforce safety and availability of construction materials.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
May 8, 2020, 5am PDT
If approved by the Pittsbugh City Council, the proposed Greater Pittsburgh Covid-19 Racial Equity Task Force would work toward more equitable distribution of economic and public health resources, during the coronavirus pandemic and after.
Trib Live
April 16, 2020, 5am PDT
Part I was shutting down the economy on a multi-state basis in the absence of federal leadership. Part II will be opening them up in spite of federal assertiveness.
Politico