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    • view from Eakins Oval, by Jhonte Haskins
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2015 Civic Wish List

Each new year is full of unwritten promise. What kind of year will we collectively author for Philly? Here’s my annual civic wish list, six hopes for change in 2015. Share…

    • Moving On. | Julia Rowe, EOTS Flickr Group
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Interface Studio to develop Land Bank Strategic Plan

Philly passed a new milestone on the long road to realizing its future Land Bank: On Friday the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation’s Board of directors voted to name Philadelphia-based Interface Studio…

    • Shells | Jukie Bot, EOTS Flickr Grou
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Land Bank updates: Strategic planning and VPRC transparency

Philadelphia is inching toward realizing its Land Bank, signed into law by Mayor Nutter in January. The Philadelphia Land Bank is perhaps the city’s best hope for putting a significant number…

    • Cara Bertron, Preservation Provocateur, February 12, 2014
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Pro-demolition preservationists? Cara Bertron explores rightsizing and preservation

Preservationists should fight for demolition. Yes, you read that right. “Our job as preservationists is to argue for rightsizing,” Cara Bertron contended before a crowd of preservationists at University of the…

    • Downtown Skyline, Front & Spring Garden | Theresa Stigale, EOTS Flickr Group
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Wishing on 2014

Like any year in the life of a city, 2013 was strikes and gutters. On the deep downside Philadelphia’s school funding woes only deepened, a building in the heart of the…

    • Fairhill - sealed
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Five hopeful things about the Land Bank

Philadelphia will be the biggest American city to establish a municipal land bank once Mayor Nutter signs the land bank bill passed by City Council 15-0 last Thursday. The land…

    • A vacant property owned by the city.
Eyes on the Street

Land Bank bill caught in twilight zone

UPDATED, 12/5/13 8:15am: The Inquirer reports that Council President Clarke and Councilwoman Quiñones-Sánchez have negotiated a deal to advance the land bank legislation. Clarke's amendment to include the Vacant Property Review…

    • N. 9th and W. Dauphin
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Two keys to getting the land bank right

Seeing the land bank bill passed by City Council’s Public Property & Public Works Committee on Monday was a huge step forward for those who believe the city’s current processes for…

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Land bank hearing scheduled for Oct. 28, questions remain

This fall there is renewed hope for progress in the creation of a municipal land bank. Come October 28, land bank advocates will get their wish: City Council’s Committee on Public…

    • DAG talks vacant property strategies with panel Thursday

DAG talks vacant property strategies with panel Thursday

The Design Advocacy Group meeting promises to be a really interesting conversation about City Council’s land bank proposal and the Nutter administration’s “Front Door” strategy for dealing with vacant property disposition.…

    • The south side of the Race Street Connector points toward the river.
Eyes on the Street

Wishing on Philly 2012

2011 was a big year for Philadelphia’s planning ambitions. After years of work Philly got its first comprehensive plan in 50 years, a waterfront master plan, and a new green…

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