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    • Kickball in Weccacoe Playgorund. (Neal Santos for PlanPhilly)
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In Common: Bethel Burying Ground memorial to advance in 2019, creating learning opportunity for the living at Weccacoe Playground

Our 2018 series about Philly's changing public spaces concludes in Queen Village where a new memorial is being developed to honor a historic black cemetery within a popular playground. It’s a…

    • Burial ground area of Weccacoe Playground, May 2014

Weccacoe Playground renovations aim to leave Mother Bethel’s burial ground undisturbed

The fireworks that characterized previous conversations about the renovations to Queen Village’s Weccacoe Playground were notably absent during a Historical Commission committee’s review of the project.  The project has been delayed…

    • soakitup
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Soak It Up!: Green infrastructure design competition

Philadelphia’s pioneering Green City, Clean Waters plan to manage stormwater using green infrastructure is slowly rolling out through early action projects like streets with permeable paving and green schoolyards. But greening…

    • Rendering of Ensemble's Pier 34 and 35 proposal | Cope Linder Architects
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Check out Ensemble's proposal for Piers 34-35 South

Developer Lou Cicalese's Ensemble Investments is shopping around plans for three new Central Delaware waterfront developments, which are largely scaled-back versions of proposals advanced during last decade's development boom years. This…

    • Feb. 7 1949: 415-425 South Street | Parker & Mullikin, Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
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Mid-Century Philly: 415-425 South Street

For today's Mid-Century Philly, we look to the north side of South Street between 4th and 5th streets in 1949. Back then the retail mix included a Tri-Plex shoe store,…

    • Triangle Park at 601 Christian Street was fenced by its owner, Stuart Schlaffman, last week.
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Triangle Park fenced, as negotiations over public purchase stall

The triangular wedge created by Passyunk Avenue, Sixth Street, and Christian Street has gone from a gas station to green in the matter of a decade. Neighbors have tended Triangle Park…

    • Today we need connectors to draw people beneath I-95, but if the highway became a boulevard?
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Urbanize this highway: Renewed calls to rethink I-95 and the Vine Street Expressway

What if Philadelphia converted its elevated and sunken highways into urban assets? Imagine a broad, green boulevard instead of I-95 running past Center City, complete with light rail. Or healing the…

    • BigBelly Solar compactor critter on South Street
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BigBelly Solar Compactors Get Noticed

BigBelly Solar compactor critter on South StreetNew York magazine named Philly’s BigBelly Solar trashcans a favorite recent urban invention in its current issue on Urban Global Design, in which our…

    • A plaza in the making? Passyunk Avenue at South Street.
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Pedestrian Plaza Program to Turn Underused Road into Public Space

Some blocks are better for people than cars. The Mayor's Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) wants to help community groups turn underutilized street segments into lively pedestrian plazas, and put…

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