Year in Review 2012

    • PlanPhilly and Eyes on the Street editors
      PlanPhilly and Eyes on the Street editors

The next 10 days will bring you PlanPhilly's Year in Review as it pertains to the the built environment in Philadelphia.

As we did last year, we will head to the photo and video archives and began reviewing coverage in order to produce an audio and visual re-creation of 2012.

We'll give you more than a week's worth of reflection about the top stories that appeared in PlanPhilly through the lens of each beat reporter.

Beginning Monday Dec. 17 and running through the next two weeks, we will highlight reporting by Steve Ujifusa (SS United States), Jared Brey (zoning), Christine Fisher (transportation), JoAnn Greco (design, architecture and public space), Patrick Kerkstra (property tax delinquency), Kellie Patrick Gates (planning and the waterfront), Alan Jaffe (preservation), Amy Z. Quinn (Newsworks/Northwest Philadelphia).

And that is not all. The PlanPhilly blog Eyes on the Street, edited by Ashley Hahn, produced its own look back at 2012 in the form of a wish list.

So please kick back and enjoy. We didn't include everything that was covered but these are some of our favorite highlights. If you think we missed something especially significant, give me an email shout-out.

And, lastly, a hearty thank you to the planners, developers, politicians, concerned citizens, academics, preservationists, architects, real estate attorneys and archaeologists we covered in 2012.

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About the author

Matt Golas, Founding Managing Editor, PlanPhilly

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B.A., The Catholic University of America
Golas worked in the daily newspaper business for 32 years, including 20 at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was Metropolitan Editor. He was also Executive Editor and Vice President of the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader.

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