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    • Leah Shahum

Q&A: Leah Shahum of the Vision Zero Network on taking local street safety action national

Vision Zero—the no-excuses approach to street safety that’s been gathering steam in many of our peer cities—ended up punching above its weight as a political issue in this year's mayoral…

    • National Products building

December 2: Transit-oriented development opportunity on Broad | National Products reno update | Navy Yard housing

The former KFC building at Broad and Bainbridge has been listed for $5.3 million, reports OCF Realty's Naked Philly. The parcel is zoned CMX-3 so only a mid-rise building is…

    • Rocky Map

December 1: Council eyes private towing regs | Infrastructure in the 2016 elections | Mapping Rocky's Philly

Economist Paul Krugman makes the case in his New York Times column that local housing policy, and specifically the relaxation of regulatory curbs on density, is an underrated tool for fighting…

    • 19th + Chestnut | Cecil Baker + Partners

Pearl presents new plans for 32-story tower at Boyd Theatre site

Pearl Properties has revised its plans for redeveloping the site of the Boyd Theatre, which was demolished this year after a long preservation battle. The developers’ original design—which was panned in…

    • Land productivity

November 30: Kenney's town hall meetings | Pearl planning Cambria hotel | Mapping land productivity

Philly Mag has the transcript of Patrick Kerkstra's interview with Michael Nutter from ThinkFest. Nutter touts the real progress the city has made on a number of fronts, but readily…

    • Logan Triangle - Photo courtesy of Logan CDC
Eyes on the Street

Praxis Dialogues: Public agency in service of the public good

On December 1, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will kick off Praxis Dialogues, the first in a series of public conversations about the notion of "the public good" in design practice,…

    • Wilson Goode Jr.

After 16 years on City Council, Wilson Goode looks forward to moving on

“Tuesday was Election Day,” announced Wilson Goode, Jr., from his seat in Council Chambers just a few days after the primary election in May. “I lost the race for the first…

    • The SS United States: Until the first blows fall

November 25: S.S. United States | Driving costs | Helmet safety | Construction industry labor shortage

A short reprieve has been granted for the S.S. United States, which is docked on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia. The ship’s cycle of crisis and salvation gets shorter…

    • 601 Christian, Nov. 2015, looking northwest on Christian Street | Atkin Olshin Schade

5-story apartment building and restaurant proposed for vacant triangle property at 6th and Christian

Developers are hoping to build a 5-story apartment building with a ground-floor restaurant on a vacant, triangular property at the intersection of East Passyunk Avenue, 6th and Christian streets in Bella…

    • The firm of Venturi and Rauch designed this simple but expressive facade for the home of Venturi's mother.

Chestnut Hill to expand what qualifies as historic

Chestnut Hill is about to update its definition of "historic." Since the mid-1980s, the charming section of Northwest Philadelphia has been one of the largest historic districts on the National Register…

    • Schuylkill Expressway

Study shows Philly suffers from two of America’s worst highway bottlenecks

You don’t have to be John Butterworth to know that the Schuylkill Expressway between City Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard will be jam packed, or that traffic will be bumper to bumper…

    • DowntownPlanInterface
Eyes on the Street

Praxis Dialogues: Designing for good

On December 1, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will kick off Praxis Dialogues, the first in a series of public conversations about the notion of "the public good" in design practice,…

    • SEPTA Route 23 and old trolley tracks. www.phillytrolley.org

November 24: Longest bus route splits Sunday | Zoning and Inequality | Old City Marriott | 40th St. Trolley

Bus route 23, which runs from the bottom of South Philly to the crest of Chestnut Hill, will be split as of this Sunday, Philadelphia Magazine reports. The route is…

    • Washington and Passyunk, August 2015
Eyes on the Street

December 3: Vision Zero Conference ticket giveaway

Over the last year we’ve talked a lot about Vision Zero, the international policy movement geared at eliminating traffic deaths. The premise: Crashes are preventable. Mayor-elect Jim Kenney has endorsed…

    • VDOT Zig Zags

November 23: Kenney picks a Commerce Director | State troopers oppose speed cameras | Zig-zags and traffic calming

Harold T. Epps, President and CEO of the regional company PRWT Service, will be Jim Kenney's Commerce Director, reports Claudia Vargas. The latest round of top appointments will be announced at…

    • Demographics by Commute Types

Infographics: Who bikes, drives, walks, or rides transit to work in Philly?

Attitudes about transit riders, cyclists, and motorists are heavily tangled up in identity politics. In the absence of good information, stereotypes tend to color people's impressions about how different types of…

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Eyes on the Street

Mailbag: Preservationists respond

We received a lot of great feedback to Jared Brey’s story last week, “Out with the old, in with the old: Will Mayor Kenney take a new approach to preservation?…

    • Traffic on Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, one of the corridors targeted for improvements in new city plan.

November 20: Washington Avenue 'edge lines' | DRPA's reverse congestion charge | Income-based water billing

Inga Saffron laments Southern Land Co's proposed demolition of three charming Sansom Street buildings near Rittenhouse, and wonders whether Jim Kenney "will be the mayor who finally recognizes that our three-century collection…

    • The collapse site from above, from the RiverWest Condominium's rooftop.

November 19: L+I won't release demolition safety plans | 85 SEPTA managers retiring | Dissatisfied Citizens and Enthusiastic Urbanists

Ashley Hahn has an important editorial up this morning on L+I's refusal to make demolition safety plans public, and this idea in particular deserves a serious look from the city.…

    • Single family houses with ground floor garages on 200 block of Arch

Council to vote on major zoning code amendments

Earlier this week, City Council’s Committee on Rules and the City Planning Commission both gave their approval to a 30-page bill making a host of changes to the zoning code. The…

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