• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Urbanize this highway: Renewed calls to rethink I-95 and the Vine Street Expressway

What if Philadelphia converted its elevated and sunken highways into urban assets? Imagine a broad, green boulevard instead of I-95 running…

November 21-25: Biography of Building, Thanksgiving Parade, RiverRink, Holiday Railroad

Witold Rybczynski’s The Biography of Building Monday, November 21, 6:30-8pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, Upper Gallery, 210 South 34th Street. Celebrate the…

Speculation at Broad and Washington, profiles in Occupy, safety at greened lots, parking in bike lanes, unified Chelten Avenue, Nutter nod

CITY | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr group What’s the deal with the huge empty lot at…

Center City's sidewalk cafe boom should spread

For ten years the Center City District has been counting the number of sidewalk cafes in Center City, finding 273…

November 18-20: Art Star Craft Bazaar, TreeVitalize the neighborhood, Philly Marathon

Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar Saturday ,November 19, 11am-6pm and Sunday, November 20, 11am-6pm. 23rd Street Armory, 22 South 23rd Street…

Emerald City: Philly ranked best in the nation for green infrastructure

Philadelphia is an Emerald City, according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, thanks to our city's green…

Checking in on Lenfest Plaza

I recently walked through Lenfest Plaza outside the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to see how people were using the…

Rainy year, PHA auction draws hundreds, concerns over Magarity redevelopment, historic Shane's reopens in Old City

Good morning, Philly. It's a chilly and damp fall day, and it's only going to get cooler as the day goes…

City warns Occupy: Dilworth Plaza construction imminient

The city has officially posted notice that the Dilworth Plaza construction project will begin imminently. Daniel J. Keating Company was announced…

Illuminating North Broad

Earlier this year Avenue of the Arts announced the first steps of a $50 million campaign to improve North Broad Street’s…

Planning and zoning roundup, SEPTA green grants, Philly's ethnic eats

PlanPhilly’s Kellie Patrick Gates reports from yesterday’s City Council Rules Committee and Philadelphia City Planning Commission meetings. Here’s a roundup: The…

AIA Philadelphia opens another bookstore

While big book stores struggle to stay open, Philly scored another independent. At the corner of 7th and Sansom Streets, AIA…

This Just In: Public Meetings, PHA auctions, Shane's Candy

PlanPhilly reporters are following lots of stories this week: including rezonings on Delaware and Germantown avenues, SugarHouse expansion plans, and the…

Give autumn leaves a second chance: compost 'em

We've been treated to some exceptionally pretty, long-lasting fall color this year, but the leaves are finally letting go and they're…

Installing nature in urban landscapes

For the last few months, as Philadelphia debates the merits of wrapping buildings in advertisements, photographer Tim Simmons installed images…

November 14-18: Slow Food tasting, community garden class, Reading Viaduct talk, Cities Under Siege, Charlie Chan in Egypt

Snail of Approval Tastings Monday, November 14, 7-9pm. Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Filbert streets. Slow Food Philly celebrates its first…

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