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Greensgrow Farms Awarded "Sustainable Business of the Year"

Greensgrow Farms was honored with the "Sustainable Business of the Year" Award on November 18th at the 28th annual Excellence Awards. This urban farm began in 1997, sprouting from an idea…

Philadelphia's Bike Network of the Future

Phase 1 of the Philadelphia Pedestrian Bicycle Plan has been completed and is now available online. The Planning Commission adopted the Philadelphia Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan on Tuesday. This plan will…

Family business contributes to Philadelphia architecture

Developer Charles Kahn, Jr., 86, is among a long line of area builders. Four generations of his family have been responsible for developing the diverse infrastructure throughout the city, including movie…

Inga Saffron writes about Carl Greene's work in PHA

Carl R. Greene's troubles been prominently in the public eye the last month. However, he is also responsible for making a significant positive impact in the housing communities throughout the City.…

    • Another duplex in Fox Chase

Stakeholders discuss zoning code reform on eve of engagement meetings

This article was co-written by Andy Sharpe and is a project completed in partnership with Temple University's journalism capstone class Philadelphia Neighborhoods. Students Savage-El and Sharpe will cover zoning code…

    • Philadelphia Water Department shows stormwater runoff concerns in its PARK(ing) Day spot.

Organizations advocate for green space on PARK(ing) Day

PlanPhilly intern Kimberley Richards contributed to this report. Organizations gathered throughout the city Friday to participate in PARK(ing) Day, an annual, global event created to advocate for urban park space.  Participants take…

Frankford Friends expansion gets neighborhood civic association OK

The Frankford Civic Association voted on and approved the construction of a 32-foot building near Frankford Friends School at Penn and Orthodox Streets. If approved by the city planning commission, this…

Philadelphia County Safety Map

Philadelphia Speaks has posted on their forum a map of what some people may consider safe and unsafe neighborhoods throughout the city. Created by dorydorado, this map illustrates green, yellow, orange…

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