Pennsylvania

6 days ago
The Pennsylvania Senate Transit Committee approved a bill to allow for photo enforcement to catch drivers making illegal passes that could endanger children in front of school buses.
Trib Live
May 17, 2018, 11am PDT
Swaths of the city of Philadelphia could see increased parking minimums if a new version of a bill that failed in 2016 makes its way through City Council.
PlanPhilly
May 17, 2018, 7am PDT
Affordable housing advocates, developers, and planning commissioners all got a bad taste in their mouth on this one.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 4, 2018, 6am PDT
Pittsburgh is betting on its own version of New York City's famed elevated park, based on a 500-foot-long raised roadway connecting two warehouses.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 3, 2018, 7am PDT
The ACLU is bringing a lawsuit against SEPTA, saying the transit agency's advertising policy runs afoul of the First Amendment. Some $16 million in annual revenue is at stake.
PlanPhilly
May 2, 2018, 1pm PDT
A plan for a 660-acre park, originally put forward in 2016, now has institutional backing.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 26, 2018, 12pm PDT
Architecture Critic Inga Saffron gives a less-than-stellar review of the newly revealed revamp of Philadelphia's Love Park.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 24, 2018, 12pm PDT
An opinion piece points out the inequities of growth in contemporary Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 22, 2018, 5am PDT
More than half of American tenants are rent-burdened, putting them at risk of displacement. A national collaboration with PolicyLink hopes to help.
Curbed
April 16, 2018, 2pm PDT
Pittsburgh will continue its pursuit of a "source of income" law to protect against housing discrimination.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 13, 2018, 8am PDT
Philadelphia will create a one percent "construction impact tax" to help fund affordable housing projects around the city.
PlanPhilly
April 12, 2018, 2pm PDT
A $125 million adaptive reuse project is looking for help with infrastructure improvements. Pittsburgh's Urban Redevelopment Authority is considering tax increment financing to fund street improvements.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 11, 2018, 8am PDT
Long a hub of creative workers in Philadelphia, a collaboration of companies based in the Old City neighborhood in Philadelphia has rebranded as the Philadelphia Design District.
PlanPhilly
April 10, 2018, 11am PDT
As land values rise, more than 200 community gardens in Philadelphia could be lost to redevelopment.
Plan Philly
April 10, 2018, 6am PDT
A new program based in the Germantown neighborhood in Philadelphia aims to encourage community ownership of urban re-investment.
The Philadelphia Citizen
April 8, 2018, 9am PDT
A proposal to extend the Broad Street subway line in Philadelphia is intended to attract new commercial and residential development in the city's Navy Yard. A change in construction technique is driving up the cost, however.
PlanPhilly
April 6, 2018, 5am PDT
It's a big little deal. Or is it a little big deal?
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 3, 2018, 7am PDT
Gentrified in the 1960s during the height of urban renewal, Society Hill is a historical precedent as Philadelphia confronts present-day gentrification.
PlanPhilly
March 31, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Rebuild initiative in Philadelphia depends on funding generated by a 1.5 cents-an-ounce tax on sugary beverages. The tax is in effect, but $300 million in bonds have to wait for a court decision about the tax.
PlanPhilly
March 25, 2018, 9am PDT
Opponents cite environmental risks, supporters hope the facility will boost the economy of a struggling community.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette