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    • United States

Onboard the S.S. United States

May 31By Steven B. UjifusaFor PlanPhilly On April 24 and 25, a production crew of about a dozen people swarmed over the decks and deserted lounges of the S.S.…

    • Ramos and SugarHouse

Ramos introduces SugarHouse CED bill

May 24By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly A zoning bill needed for Sugarhouse Casino to begin construction was quietly introduced in City Council on Thursday by Councilman Juan F. Ramos. Not…

    • Casino plan

SugarHouse passes PCPC muster

May 22 By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly SugarHouse unveiled its 3.4 million square foot development plan for a casino on Delaware Avenue before the Philadelphia City Planning Commission on Tuesday, and…

    • Old Swedes

Gloria Dei: a parish for the ages

By Steven B. UjifusaFor PlanPhillyThe Mission of Gloria Dei 'Old Swedes' Church is to worship God and to honor and celebrate the differences and unique qualities of the members…

    • Casino ballot

Anti-casino mock referendum vote tallied

May 21 By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly Any casinos built in Philadelphia should be restricted to areas far from schools, places of worship, playgrounds and residential areas, said the vast majority…

    • New Urbanism

Zoning reform challenges await Philadelphia

May 19By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly The fifteenth annual Congress for the New Urbanism convened in Philadelphia on Wednesday, drawing hundreds of progressive planners and architects to a city that…

    • Sailing on the Delaware

Pennypack Park walk shows potential

May 19By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly The small ripples on the water’s surface sparkled in the springtime sunlight like the facets of a diamond. An air force of swallows darted…

    • Proposed waterfront development

O'Brien bill seeks riparian rights for Trump

May 18By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly State Rep. Michael O’Brien this week submitted legislation challenging the governor’s moratorium on the granting of development rights along Philadelphia’s rivers. He’s also initiated…

    • CNU event

Zoning reform approved

May 15By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Voters in Philadelphia endorsed a total overhaul of Philadelphia's zoning code on Tuesday, with a landslide 79 percent saying "yes" on referendum question six.…

    • Casino ballot

Breaking news: Mock casino voting underway

Volunteer Margaret Ullman explains the ballot to voter Shirley DiGironimoMay 15By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly When Francine Baiocco, 73, voted this morning in her Girard Estate neighborhood, a State…

    • Watershed

Rivercast tracks Schuylkill River quality

May 13By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly Thinking of playing on the Schuylkill?Thanks to a Philadelphia Water Department website, you can find out how safe the water is before you…

Taking a dip in the Delaware?

May 13 By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly Philadelphians may once again swim in the rivers that flank their city.An engineering firm hired by the non-profit Schuylkill River National and State…

Steinberg: Context is everything

Opening essay in inaugural issue of CONTEXT, a journal of Philadelphia AIA  By Harris M. SteinbergALL THAT WE DO, THINK AND FEEL IS RELATED IN SOME WAY — connected if you…

News from the director's desk

May 10Dear PlanPhilly member, As Philadelphians prepare to cast their votes this coming Tuesday (May 15), citizens will have an opportunity to weigh in on modernizing the zoning code.  Ballot…

Q&A: Planning, politics and power in Philadelphia

Three planners share their views in the inaugural issue of AIA Philadelphia's CONTEXT journal. Richard Bartholomew advocates the Planning Commission must be re-established. Barbara Kaplan says the players should play by…

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