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The Pencoyd Landing development is focused on providing access to pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users in the neighborhood of Lower Merion Township, across the Schuylkill River from Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 10, 2021, 8am PDT
Despite the economic blow dealt by last year's lockdowns, business districts in smaller cities like Wilkes-Barre managed to weather the crisis.
The New York Times
June 9, 2021, 6am PDT
Center City in Philadelphia offers a case study for one of the largest and potentially most consequential contingencies of the pandemic: What happens to downtowns is most workers never come back to the office?
June 8, 2021, 12pm PDT
Op-ed: Even for people who have never been evicted, the stain of merely an eviction filing can lock people out of quality housing for years.
Next City
June 3, 2021, 7am PDT
Despite the historic importance of a vast majority of the city of Philadelphia's buildings, demolitions are happening at a faster rate than ever.
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 26, 2021, 11am PDT
In a typical pre-pandemic year, landlords in Philadelphia filed around 20,000 evictions. Last year, landlords filed just 4,500.
Next City
May 26, 2021, 6am PDT
The fund seeks to level the playing field by making it easier for Black and brown developers to gain access to capital.
May 17, 2021, 7am PDT
The proposal would hold builders accountable for damage incurred to adjacent homes as historic rowhouse properties see increased redevelopment.
Philadelphia News
May 10, 2021, 8am PDT
The nation's most populous state learned from the Census Bureau last month that it would lose a congressional district for the first time in its history. On Friday, it revealed that 2020 was the first year since 1850 to experience a population loss.
April 23, 2021, 7am PDT
Checking in with the Bike(+) Plan in Pittsburgh.
April 16, 2021, 6am PDT
Resistance mounts to the zoning reforms gaining traction in the United States.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 14, 2021, 10am PDT
Michigan is on fire—a coronavirus variant is spreading rapidly among younger people, including children, yet high-risk activities, including youth sports and indoor dining, remain open. CDC Director Walensky addressed the conflagration Monday.
The New York Times
April 14, 2021, 6am PDT
More than 15 years of advocacy, and one particularly galvanizing bird kill event, have created the momentum necessary for widespread adoption of the Lights Out Philly initiative.
April 13, 2021, 7am PDT
Despite the narrative about infrastructure spending priorities shifting toward emissions-reducing investments in the American Jobs Plan, the car-centric status quo expects more of the same.
CBS 21
April 5, 2021, 6am PDT
The transit agency must renew its search for an appropriate facility for an expanded trolley barn as part of its plan to modernize its aging fleet.
April 2, 2021, 5am PDT
By staying conspicuously absent from the controversy over the closure of the Somerset El station, the mayor has avoided involvement in an issue that affects the whole city, according to Philadelphia's leading architecture critic.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 24, 2021, 6am PDT
A pair of advocates criticize recent actions to slow zoning revisions in the city of Philadelphia.
March 22, 2021, 10am PDT
In an effort to make public spaces more inclusive, a new pocket park in the Callowhill neighborhood will seek input from people experiencing homelessness on how to make the space more welcoming and functional.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 14, 2021, 7am PDT
The city hopes for "transformative" solutions to reinvigorate the auto-centric parkway and create safer paths for people walking and biking.
March 2, 2021, 10am PST
With gas tax revenues projected to fall this fiscal year due to the pandemic, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation argues it needs additional revenue to bridge its growing funding gap and repair crucial infrastructure.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette