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    • Dumpster alley

Are alleys the next frontier in Philly placemaking?

William West has a grading scale for the filthiness of Center City’s narrow, often dumpster-choked alleys. His taxonomy of crud: F - Functional. A place to stow cars or stash trash.…

    • Baltimore Crossing at 48th Street and Baltimore Ave

Q&A: Mike Lydon on the state of 'tactical urbanism' and why Park(ing) Day still matters

Last Friday, Mike Lydon, the author of Tactical Urbanism and a principal at The Street Plans Collaborative came down to Philly from New York to present at Philadelphia's Park(ing) Day after-party…

    • Outdoor seating

Report: Huge growth for Center City outdoor seating

Every spring when the weather starts to warm up, it always seems like there are more restaurants with outdoor seating than the year before, and a new report confirms that's no…

    • Dilworth Plaza

August 20: Uber hires Obama campaign architect | Dilworth Plaza opens Sept 4th | Point Breeze homes more expensive with parking | Early signs of home building recovery

David Plouffe, the architect of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, has been hired by ride-sharing company Uber as senior Vice President of policy and strategy, to head up "global policy and political activities,…

    • Graffiti Pier

August 8: Connor Barwin on urbanism | Uber's new cheap paratransit | Soft pretzels on-demand | 99% of parking tickets accurate

Philadelphia Eagle Connor Barwin talks about why urbanism matters, why he likes riding his bike in the city, and how he got involved in the Ralph Brooks Park restoration effort.…

    • Summer Winter Community Garden in its Powelton Village neighborhood

New gardens, new tools, and a summer garden tour

Under the wrought-iron arch of one of its most established community gardens, the Neighborhood Gardens Trust Wednesday announced the preservation of two new ones, a city-wide summer garden party, and the…

    • Proposed site of AAA

Planning Commission rejects AAA's waterfront plan

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) has rejected AAA's plan to open a travel/insurance/car repair shop at 1601 S. Columbus Boulevard in Pennsport, with the majority agreeing the proposal is too…

Connectivity at the heart of “The New Fairmount Park”

The fact that Fairmount Park attracts seven million visitors each year shows that the park is doing something right. But why let the crown jewel of Philadelphia’s park system (and the…

    • 1 Water Street model; Varenhorst, architect

250 apartments planned for site near Ben Franklin Bridge

A group of waterfront advocates say the by-right proposal proves the Central Delaware Overlay and base zoning are not too restrictive PMC Property Group hopes to break ground on a 250-unit…

    • Hamilton's estate was the first example of Federal architecture in the country
Eyes on the Street

Have a say in The Woodlands' future

How do you balance the sensitivity required to operate an active cemetery, with the need to preserve and share the rich history of what was once a 600-acre West Philadelphia estate,…

    • The north side of the Race Street Connector (left) will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side.

North side of Race Street Connector project is back on the construction calendar

Walking or biking from Old City to Race Street Pier will become twice as nice later this year, as construction on improvements to the north side of Race Street are set…

    • Aerial rendering of the new Penn's Landing, © Hargreaves Associates & redsquare

Waterfront study says $250-million Penn's Landing investment would return $1.6 billion

Hargreaves also shows new images of how a new Penn's Landing Park and two new waterfront neighborhoods might look; The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation says fundraising starts immediately. Building a four-acre…

    • Pastorius Park, Photo by Gary Reed
Eyes on the Street

Events you'll love this LOVE Your Park Week

Philly's annual celebration of the city's unique, 10,200-acre park system is back this year with eight days of service projects, events, educational programming, tours and more. LOVE Your Park Week kicks…

    • Rendering of the Destination Frankford Gallery, opening April 19, and the park next door, to be completed next year.

Using art, creativity - and free food and music - to make Frankford a destination

A vacant Frankford storefront will this weekend become a pop-up gallery. Its first exhibit - art created from trash and other discarded items - is metaphoric for the ongoing adaptive reuse…

    • Penns Landing master plan rendering

"Conceptual framework" for new Penn's Landing nearing completion

The latest concepts for Penn's Landing would replace what's now largely a sea of asphalt parking lots with green space framed by new residences and commercial activity, said members of the…

    • Pier 68

Angler alert! Pier 68 may have to wait

Philadelphia may have to wait longer than expected for a new fishing pier and wetlands park at Pier 68 in Pennsport. The goal has been to open the pier park, located…

    • Two of the YouthBuild students help Andrew Palewski position one of the original porch columns | YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter
Eyes on the Street

TEDxPhiladelphia: The new classroom of the world

PlanPhilly is a partner for this year's TEDxPhiladelphia event, and we're sharing ways we think Philly is becoming a "New Workshop of the World". You can also join us for a …

    • Lighting and art concept for underpass portion of the Spring Garden Connector project

Design unveiled for Spring Garden Connector

The well-used, but poorly lit space beneath the Spring Garden Street overpass – site of both a busy Market-Frankford El stop and bus stop – would become bright, colorful and floral…

    • Today the Franklin Square Station entrance is sealed with concrete

Will Franklin Square Station ever reopen?

Last year Franklin Square Park attracted 900,000 visitors. The holiday light show and family-friendly New Year's Eve spectacle, alone, drew roughly 5,000 people. As the park’s attendance continues to grow, one…

    • Pier 68 postcard

Public meeting with Pier 68 designers set; DRWC 5-year report released

Got an idea for the future of Pier 68? Everyone's invited to talk with the design team that will create a wetlands park from the former industrial pier at a Feb.…

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