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Urbanist Enrique Peñalosa comes to PennDesign 2/27 to talk equity and mobility in city planning

As Mayor of Bogotá, Enrique Peñalosa radically changed the city's urban environment. His planning agenda centered on making equitable changes to provide the most benefit for the most people. His rule…

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Cat of the Week: Didi

Meet Didi! Didi (A15175774) is a stunning black and orange tortie. This gorgeous girl was surrendered because her owner didn't have enough time for her. Didi is only about a year old and…

    • Sample Peapod by Giant transit billboard.
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Grocery shopping at SEPTA stations?

SEPTA doesn’t exactly make me think about eating, but maybe I’d feel differently if I could food shop while waiting for the El. Peapod, an online shopping service linked up…

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Dog of the Week: Roc

Come meet Roc! I'm a Neopolitian Mastiff Mix with brindle/black coloring and a patch of white on my head and muzzle. I weigh about 70 lbs., but don't let my size fool…

    • Rendering of O Havana from flier.
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What the heck is O Havana?

Is there a new luxury waterfront hotel coming to the Delaware Waterfront? Kellie Patrick Gates has a wild story on PlanPhilly today about O Havana, a mysterious development that has residents…

    • Tacony's Erin Dwyer shadowed Mayor Michael Nutter Wednesday for PAL Day at City Hall. Photo/Tom MacDonald for NewsWorks

By way of Tacony PAL, teen spends the day shadowing mayor

Tacony's Erin Dwyer shadowed Mayor Michael Nutter Wednesday for PAL Day at City Hall. Photo/Tom MacDonald for NewsWorks Police Athletic League Day at City Hall in Philadelphia brought out some of…

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Danza joins Stack to discuss public school budget cuts

Actor Tony Danza is back in the Northeast. Long after wrapping up his teaching gig at Northeast High School, Danza will perform there tonight in the "ExtravaDanza" student/teacher talent show. But…

    • Take the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan survey!

Take the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan survey!

For those who could not attend our public meetings in January, the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan team has created this online survey to make sure that anyone interested can respond and…

    • Planning Commission rejects Jones’ Germany Hill bill

Planning Commission rejects Jones’ Germany Hill bill

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly The city Planning Commission this week voted against a bill introduced by Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. that could potentially keep Germany Hill out of the…

    • Our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009
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Reimagining Urban Highways 2/23

In the coming decades I-95 will be rebuilt to the tune of billions in taxpayer dollars. And rather than seize this opportunity to create infrastructure that will beter serve Philadelphia in…

    • DiNic's new stand in Reading Terminal Market
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Reading Terminal Market celebrates its 120th year with major renovations

February 22 is Reading Terminal Market’s 120th anniversary and, far from ossifying into old age, the market has a major renovation project underway. I caught up with Paul Steinke, the market’s…

    • Image/Beautiful Street

Projects aims to find out what makes Philadelphia streets beautiful

Image/Beautiful Street What makes a street beautiful? Sunlight? Trees? Kids playing? Smooth asphalt? It might sound easy to define on paper, but scan through 200 randomly selected Philadelphia streets images, and…

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ICEdot emergency notification system comes to Philadelphia [video]

ICEdot has arrived in Philadelphia It's as simple as a sticker on your car or the window of your house. The yellow sticker and accompanying brochure hold your family members' names,…

Real Estate: How much can I get for my Holmesburg home?

Q: If I want to sell my home in Holmesburg, how much do you think I can get for it now? It is a three-bedroom and one-bathroom row. It is in…

    • architectural detail at Juniper and Chestnut | Flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
    • Planning Commission group proposes new sign regulations

Planning Commission group proposes new sign regulations

The new zoning code for the City of Philadelphia took one step closer to completion Tuesday afternoon, when the Sign Control Working Group, a committee of the former Zoning Code Commission,…

    • Rendering of O Havana Philadelphia from the flier

Mysterious flier and website woo investors for hotel that is news to city planners

A website and electronic flier offer potential investors an opportunity to partake in O Havana, a 300-room luxury hotel with restaurants, a spa and a nightclub “in front of the SugarHouse…

Planned hotel/entertainment/residential complex at foot of the Ben Franklin Bridge didn't fit area urban renewal plan

In April 2011, City Council approved zoning legislation that allows developer Robert Ambrosi of Arc Properties to build a hotel, residential, retail and entertainment development at 4th and Race Streets.But…

Time running out to comment on first two Philadephia2035 district-level comprehensive plans

The public can still comment on drafts of the first two district-level portions of the city's new comprehensive plan, but time runs out March 1. The plans for Lower South -…

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