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    • Values session for Central Delaware

Second principle session: Kensington

Feb. 19Central Delaware Riverfront civic engagement. The environmental and economic aspects of the river. Plus video.Monday night, the last phase of public forums designed to give civic engagement a crucial…

    • What are riparian rights?

What are riparian rights?

By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly From the early 1900s, when islands were removed to make way for longer piers and bigger ships, to the current debate over casinos, decisions to grant…

    • Initial design concepts for Race Street Pier

Waterfront photo slideshow

Ed Hille is a Philadelphia based photojournalist and staff photographer for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Hille has produced award winning photographs in our region and crisscrossed America and the globe, completing assignments…

Another flaw in casino process

How Foxwoods flirted with AC

Feb. 15How Foxwoods flirted with Atlantic CityDaily NewsInquirer

From the director's desk, Feb. 15

Dear PlanPhilly member, Thanks to all those who attended Monday’s public forum at Saint Peter’s School (full story at  Unfortunately, we had to cancel our meeting scheduled for Tuesday…

    • A mix of ideas

Making a statement about history

By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Everyone agrees “history” should be part of a revitalized Delaware waterfront, but how? After five decades of road construction and building demolitions along the river, what…

Establishing principles of diversity and culture

Feb. 13By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly A promenade winds along the Delaware of Philadelphian dreams, tying together places and spaces for everyone.Children romp in playgrounds. The athletically inclined play…

Principles built around safety

Feb. 13By Linda K. HarrisFor PlanPhilly On Monday night at St Peter’s School on Lombard Street in Society Hill, Penn Praxis began conducting a second round of public discussions…

    • ice storm

Tonight's principle session cancelled

Dear PlanPhilly reader, We unfortunately have to cancel tonight's public forum at Cescaphe Ballroom in Northern Liberties because of the forecast for ice and snow at rush hour. We realize that…

    • A gauntlet of reporting

First principle session: Society Hill

Feb. 12 Riverfront values begin to create design principles. History by Matt Blanchard; Safety by Linda K. Harris; Diversity by Kellie Patrick. Video Monday night, the final phase of public forums…

    • The lost village of Dyottsville

The lost village of Dyottsville

Nowhere does the widespread destruction of Philadelphia’s waterfront history seem crueler than at Dyottsville. Nothing but a grassy field today, this site on the north side of Dyott Street at Richmond…

From the director's desk, Feb. 8

Dear PlanPhilly member, Many exciting events are coming up in the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, and as always, your participation is paramount.  Please join us for the following: Principles Sessions…

Why spot zoning does not work

    • Imagining a new riverfront

Top design team here March 1-3

Five of the world’s top experts in landscape and urban design will be here March 1-3 to help Philadelphians decide how to reshape the Delaware River waterfront.This elite team includes…

    • Steve Weixler

Updated: Advisory Group meets

Feb. 5 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly The Central Delaware Riverfront Advisory Group discussed “framing concepts” for the waterfront at its monthly meeting on Monday, seven purely conceptual visions of what…

Best Practice: The City

Feb. 4 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Can other cities help Philadelphia reclaim its waterfront? The answer, according to the second panel discussion of the Best Practice session, is a resounding…

Best Practice: the Future

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