Pennsylvania

2 days ago
A highly anticipated linear park project in Philadelphia will open this year. Planners and activists have been working in anticipation of increased pressure on the local housing market.
The Philadelphia Citizen
3 days ago
This report estimates that U.S. cities could save half a trillion dollars by investing in "smart surface technologies." The study takes into account obvious factors like energy use and less intuitive ones like tourism revenues.
Next City
February 16, 2018, 1pm PST
Expect more cities and transit agencies around the country to wrestle with funding quandaries if the Trump Administration gets its way with existing capital investment grants.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 12, 2018, 12pm PST
The state of Pennsylvania has released Pittsburgh from the terms of Act 47, signaling a new era of fiscal security for the city, and a sign of home for the "Rust Belt."
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
February 9, 2018, 10am PST
Three cities around the country have the hardware to provide coverage of the Olympics in public.
Smart Cities Dive
February 5, 2018, 9am PST
A co-curricular program at a Philadelphia medical school integrates public health and city planning.
Next City
January 26, 2018, 9am PST
Every year, all over the country (depending on El Niño and Polar Vortexes), snow covers roads and traffic patterns and snow removal equipment reveals a safer street design.
Blueprint
January 19, 2018, 9am PST
Philadelphia preserves affordable housing by investing $40 million into a new Housing Preservation Loan Program that will provide low interest loans of as much as $25,000 to fix up aging homes.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 18, 2018, 6am PST
The city of Pittsburgh is responding to complaints by residents of poor road conditions after snow and ice coated the city's rad this week.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 13, 2018, 11am PST
A stretch of land along the Monongahela River is attracting multiple deep-pocketed investors.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 31, 2017, 5am PST
A rezoning expected to go into effect in the neighborhood of Spruce Hill in Philadelphia chooses historic preservation over potential student housing developments.
PlanPhilly
December 23, 2017, 11am PST
A new book of maps, photographs, and essays considers the rich historic legacy of land use and transportation on and around the Great Lakes.
CityLab
December 17, 2017, 11am PST
Eliminating parking minimums and reforming Philadelphia's tax abatement program could do a lot in making Philadelphia affordable, Inga Saffron argues.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 17, 2017, 7am PST
A Ferris wheel has been proposed as a highly visible signal of the North Side of Pittsburgh's role in the city's downtown revitalization.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 16, 2017, 5am PST
If you want to understand rural America, critics say, look beyond Hillbilly Elegy.
Chitucky
December 15, 2017, 5am PST
Check out the holiday-themed buses rolling through the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the Detroit Department of Transportation systems.
Philadelphia
December 12, 2017, 11am PST
Can Rust Belt cities evolve from low-skill factory jobs and paternal company town employers in to more diverse and dynamic entrepreneurial economies?
Brookings Institution
December 8, 2017, 5am PST
The state thought more casinos would be a good way to raise some revenue for the state. So far a lot of local governments want no part of that action.
WHYY
December 5, 2017, 7am PST
Planning and design work on a proposed three-acre cap park is progressing in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
November 28, 2017, 1pm PST
The university wanted to limit a section of Bigelow Boulevard to pedestrians, but the city pushed for a compromise: better crosswalks and traffic calming features. Now the challenge is finding the funds.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette