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    • New PennPraxis executive director Randy Mason

Randy Mason takes the lead at PennPraxis

The new executive director of PennPraxis, Randall Mason, was announced Dec. 2 by Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Dean of the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Mason, an associate professor…

    • LOVE Park, June 2013  | (c) Bob Bruhin, all rights reserved.
Eyes on the Street

LOVE Park's enduring magnetism

Community Contributor Bob Bruhin sees LOVE Park as Philly's funky common ground - a perspective he's especially come to appreciate photographing LOVE Park. LOVE Park is a nexus. While Vincent Kling's…

    • Broad and Callowhill

December 5: PGW sale dead | Parking magnates' 2015 plans | Millennials driving mixed-use

With City Council President Darrell Clarke resolute in his refusal to hold hearings or a vote on selling Philadelphia Gas Works, UIL is withdrawing its bid to purchase the nation's largest…

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Council on the cusp of overhauling billboard regulations

Councilman Bobby Henon resurrected a years-old bill that would overhaul the zoning regulations for billboards on Thursday. The bill was amended substantially on Thursday, but because it already went through a…

    • Bike Share Philadelphia

KPMG: Bike-share and ride-share could cut the number of two-car households

The Greenworks plan created by the Mayor's Office of Sustainability, which was recently saved by the voters through a referendum, has an official goal for reducing vehicle miles traveled in Philadelphia,…

    • La Colombe entrance Dow Building

Art Commission evaluates projects from Septa to SugarHouse

The Philadelphia Art Commission faced a short agenda Wednesday, but it was stacked with details related to public transportation, library enhancements, a most stylish coffee emporium and lights and action heading…

    • Italian Market

December 4: SEPTA 24/7 and equity | $2B state deficit | Open streets days

Tom Wolf is inheriting a huge budget mess from ousted Governor Tom Corbett next year, and will need to plug a nearly $2 billion structural deficit. In a big win for…

    • Hudson Philadelphia Concept Rendering | DAS Architects

Bill permitting new Center City hotel on hold until next year

A plan to build a 12-story hotel at 17th and Chancellor streets in Center City, currently home to a parking garage and the iconic diner Little Pete’s, is on hold after…

    • Evo

December 3: Velodrome for FDR Park | #PHL2015 and historic preservation | Origins of jaywalking

A group called Project 250 is proposed an Olympic-class indoor velodrome on a 4-acre parcel of FDR park. Contruction contracts for the 11-county Philadelphia metro region are up 54% over a…

    • CSI: Know Your Neighborhood

Council members show off their new Know Your Neighborhood tool

City Council members met at WHYY on Tuesday night to discuss the Community Sustainability Initiative, a program meant to help Council make sound budget and policy decisions based on neighborhood data.…

    • The Royal

Committee approves Royal Theater rezoning over near-neighbors' objections

City Council’s Committee on Rules approved a bill on Tuesday that rezones a property at 15th and South to allow the historic Royal Theater to be redeveloped into apartments and retail…

    • Kat Rosqueta, TEDxPhiladelphia 2014
Eyes on the Street

#GivingTuesday: Kat Rosqueta on amplifying the money you give [TEDxPhiladelphia video]

PlanPhilly was a proud partner of this year’s TEDxPhiladelphia event, New Workshop of the World.  As we look forward to next year’s event – mark your calendars for June 11,…

    • Philly Bike Share open house at 30th Street Station, November 2014
Eyes on the Street

Making bike share reflect Philly

Will Philly Bike Share be the exclusive province of tourists, suits, and hipsters or will its users be as deeply diverse as the city itself? The answer to that question will…

    • New Bus Shelters

December 2: New bus shelter designs | ODB McDonald's historic marker | Graffiti Pier at night

Inga Saffron has some positive things to say about Lindsey Scannapieco's plans for the redevelopment of the shuttered Bok School in South Philly. Bids to reconstruct the city's traffic signal center…

    • PCPC South District planning area

South Philadelphia District Planning starts this week

The South District Plan is a 10-month process to focus attention on South Philadelphia as part of the wider Philadelphia Comprehensive Plan. It includes publid input, discussions with city agencies, presentation to elected…

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Council Committee approves Land Bank plan

A City Council committee approved a resolution Monday adopting a first-year strategic plan for the Philadelphia Land Bank, a new entity created last year to help speed the redevelopment of thousands…

    • Eastern Tower

December 1: Turnpike link to I-95 | Parkadelphia | Highway widening fails

The EB-5 program that allows international investors to obtain a green card to the U.S. in exchange for major investments in the U.S. will pay off as Chinese investors have signed…

    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson joined project leaders at the ground breaking ceremony

On the record with Kenyatta Johnson: Development, politics, planning, and more

Last Wednesday, PlanPhilly sat down with 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson to talk about development in his district, his upcoming reelection campaign, and accusations of cronyism lodged by his opponent, developer…

    • Parking kiosk

How to do dynamic parking pricing on the cheap - if the Parking Authority wants it

Last week Emily Guendelsberger at City Paper spoke with Donald Shoup, UCLA professor and author of the parking economics bible The High Cost of Free Parking, about Councilman Bill…

    • Chris Bartlett, TEDxPhiladelphia 2014
Eyes on the Street

Chris Bartlett on how to make the neighborhood you want [TEDxPhiladelphia video]

PlanPhilly was a proud partner of this year’s TEDxPhiladelphia event, New Workshop of the World.  As we look forward to next year’s event – mark your calendars for June 11,…

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