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    • Team Auto Civitas: The Auto Civitas team: Ida Qu (left) and Zhen Qin

Q-n-A with some Bacon student competition winners

Competitors in the Bacon Award's student design competition examined how autonomous cars would shape the future of a city or regional site. Their presentations had to address six areas of potential…

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Ed Bacon competition examines Philly with driver-less cars

Student winners include teams from Cornell, Penn and the University of Texas; Former Mayor and Governor Rendell gets Edmund N. Bacon Prize What would life in Philadelphia look like if cars,…

    • Route 47 in snow, February 13, 2014
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Winter 2013-2014 Index

Here's a by-the-numbers look at winter 2013-2014 so far in and around Philly:Updated Feb. 19, 2014WINTER 2013-2014 By the numbers | Create Infographics

    • Mulberry Market, Photo by David Swift Photography
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February 13: Comcast expands | Mormon church plans residential tower | Condo King buys Old City properties | Parking debate | South Street's Southwark Theatre

Hello snowed-in Streeters! We hope this Buzz finds you somewhere safe and warm. Now turned to a sleet/snow combo, this storm dumped more than eight inches of snow on Philadelphia overnight.…

    • SOSNA office
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Facing uncertainty SOSNA embarks on strategic planning process

Most folks come to the South of South Neighborhood Association’s office at 1901 Christian Street for a recycling bin, but the group is much more than blue bins. South of…

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Committee approves zoning changes for new Dranoff hotel on Broad

City Council’s Committee on Rules approved a bill Wednesday that would amend portions of  the zoning code to allow developer Carl Dranoff’s SLS International Hotel proposal on South Broad Street to…

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    • The Market8 team's model, lit up

Squilla, O'Brien, Taylor: Market8 best chance for revenue, economic growth

State Reps. Michael O'Brien and John Taylor and Philadelphia First District Councilman Mark Squilla said the state gaming board should grant the remaining Philadelphia license to Market8, which would build a…

    • Paul vanMeter, 2013 | Bob Bruhin, all rights reserved
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Remembering Paul vanMeter (1960-2014)

[UPDATED 2/14/14] The Reading Viaduct lost one its most passionate advocates last week with the sudden passing of Paul vanMeter. On February 6 vanMeter died of natural causes at the age of…

    • Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE)

Philadelphia to get nearly $5 million in ARLE funds

Philadelphia is slated to receive nearly $5 million thanks to the most recent round of Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) Funding Program grants. Since 2010, the program has awarded $33.3 million…

    • Bakers Centre update

Repair work and fiscal recovery continues one month after Bakers Centre water-main break

A month after a 48-inch water main ruptured at the new Bakers Centre shopping plaza in East Falls, work continues deep inside the gaping crater in the parking lot. Two neighboring…

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    • nutter clarke love park

Nutter, Clarke agree to preliminary plan for JFK Plaza

Mayor Michael Nutter and Council President Darrell Clarke met in the shadow of Philadelphia’s iconic LOVE statue Monday afternoon to discuss what they are saying is a shared vision for the…

    • DRWC statement of net position

DRWC's annual audit

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation earlier this month adopted its annual financial statements and audit report. The documents included information about the past three fiscal years, 2011, 2012 and 2013, but…

    • The structure at the north end of Dilworth Plaza is now in place
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Visible progress at Dilworth Plaza

If you’ve passed City Hall recently, you may have noticed a stark white frame popping out of the gray, snow-and-grit-covered Dilworth Plaza construction site. When the project is complete, that white…

    • Detailing | Michael Klusek
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February 10-14: TTF Watershed breakfast | Gray Area: Cara Bertron | Azavea After Hours | Pier 68 input | Commercial corridor development and zoning

SHARE: TTF Watershed Volunteer Info & Networking Breakfast Tuesday, February 11. 8:30am - 10am. Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street. Join the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership for breakfast and a chat…

    • Victorian Row | David Swift
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February 10: Losing Kmart | Umbrellas to housing | Boutique hotel for Queen Village | Mantua before Promise Zone | 2013 pedestrian, bike, car tickets | Complete streets in Congress

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here’s what we’re interested in this morning. The Gallery may not be beautiful but it is a retail force, drawing shoppers from across the city.…

    • 1800 block of N. Marston where GLC Group owns 15 properties and was photographed February 22, 2013. (David Swanson / Inquirer Staff Photographer)

City blight unit lauded, decimated

Since 2011, an innovative new anti-blight unit in the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections has used data and strategic enforcement to prop up property values and speed redevelopment in transitional…

    • Three-story house on a two-story block.

Councilwoman wants to limit building height on two-story blocks

Update: At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 18, the City Planning Commission will consider the bill described below. Those interested in testifying may attend the meeting, at 1 p.m., in…

    • Development site at 59th and Market as seen from the 60th Street El stop.
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Transit-oriented development opportunity at 59th and Market

Less than 200 feet from the 60th Street station on the Market-Frankford line is a vacant parcel filled with cars and a fenced-off former service station, but soon enough it could…

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