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    • Praxis charrette

Central: Washington Ave. to Spring Garden

Live news from the Central design (Team leader Richard Bartholomew) It's 8:30 a.m. and ... we’re off ... button-downed architects and sweater-vested bridge engineers working with nicely-suited community organizers to try…

    • March charrette

How the South plan came together

Live news from South segment: (Team leader Walter Hood) 9:13 a.m. update:  The working port is the elephant in the room. Some members of the group are reluctant to focus on…

    • Charrette at Seaport Museum

Neighborhood Connections

Live news from Neighborhood Connections segment (Team leader: Denise Scott Brown) 10 a.m. update:  Architect Denise Scott Brown gathered her group of experts and community representatives and charged them with charting…

Waterfront visioning session, March 3

Dear PlanPhilly member, REMINDER: Don't miss the first views of the civic vision for the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process organized by PennPraxis! Saturday, March 33:00-5:00 p.m.Independence Seaport Museum,…

Waterfront under attack

Feb. 26Skyline Online Waterfront under attack

Economic Sustainability: The Indispensable Value

By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Of the five values for our waterfront identified during citizen forums, one speaks far louder than the rest. Economic Sustainability is likely to shape our waterfront…

Battle plans on the casino front

The state Assembly mandated two Philadelphia casinos in 2004, and the state Gaming Control Board named sites in Fishtown and South Philadelphia. But many in Philadelphia say it’s not a done…

News from the PlanPhilly team, Feb. 22

Dear PlanPhilly Member, After many successful public forums in the riverward neighborhoods, that work is now going to be put into action at the Central Delaware Design Workshop to be held…

    • The many lanes of I-95

I-95: where do we go now?

By Matt Blanchard For PlanPhilly Following the river’s course at an average of three city blocks inland, the construction of Interstate 95 in the 1960s and 1970s cut a path of…

    • Protest at Furness High School

Casino fight goes to council

By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Philadelphia City Council began consideration of strident anti-casino laws on Wednesday, one of which would make casinos illegal inside city limits, and all of which could…

The hows and whys of the working port protest

By Linda K. HarrisFor PlanPhilly More than 200 fired-up longshoremen, many carrying anti-casino placards, staged a protest Tuesday night at the Penn Praxis civic engagement meeting at Furness High School…

South Philadelphia neighborhood values

By Kellie Patrick and Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly Like the residents of other river ward neighborhoods who spoke of their hopes for the future of the Delaware Riverfront, South Philadelphians want…

New neighborhood coalition formed to fight casinos

Philadelphia, (February 20) – 15 civic organizations, stretching from Pennsport and Whitman in the south to Kensington and Port Richmond in the north, today announced the formation of the Delaware River…

Second principle session: The environment

By Kellie PatrickFor Planphilly Philadelphian Josh Cohen dreams of a Delaware River clean enough to swim in. “Maybe there’s a life guard watching … there’s a family there,” he said…

    • South Philadelphia Values session

South Philadelphia: final forum

Feb. 20 Residents angry about port future, casinos. See Voices. See ProtestVideo1 Video2Tuesday night, the final public forum in an exercise geared to help world-class designers and planners…

    • Ed Hille photo: The cocoa-filled hold of the Umiavut

How the Delaware River works

Photography by Ed Hille By Linda HarrisFor PlanPhilly The general cargo ship Umiavut slipped into the Port of Philadelphia’s waters just after midnight when the river flowed inky and most…

    • 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…

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