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Download the Greenworks Philadelphia Sustainability Plan

Download the Greenworks Philadelphia Sustainability Plan Plan Document -- PDF Click on the link above to read the details of the ambitious goals Mayor Nutter has set out to make Philadelphia…

Inquirer: casinos step in to save bike race

Inquirer: Casinos step in to save bike race Christopher Hepp reports today that both Foxwoods and SugarHouse casino companies donated about $100,000 each to support Philadelphia's annual professional bike race,…

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Big ideas for future of Penn Treaty Park

May 1, 2009By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyPenn Treaty Park could one day have an island accessible by a foot bridge, a cafe, wetlands, a fishing pier, and a…

NEastPhilly.com to cohost City Controller debate

By Shannon McDonald NEastPhilly.com and WHYY will cohost a debate for the city's three Democratic candidates for City Controller, two of whom have ties to the NEast. On Thursday, May…

Food for Thought: Mediterranean 2000

A delightful Portuguese-American restaurant and bar located at 8026 Bustleton Avenue in Rhawnhurst,  Mediterranean 2000 offers a dining experience in a pleasantly casual intimate setting that is good for couples and…

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Infrastructure as the framework for a metro center

Brad Maule photo April 30  PlanPhilly will publish fuller treatments of the Big Ideas covered in the special section in the weeks to come. The first such installment is a deep…

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Real NEastate: Multiple offers on Rhawnhurst home

Q: My home in Rhawnhurst has been for sale for 14 months and this week we got three offers on the home. It seems like the market is heating up, although…

Most Philadelphians support casinos, Pew poll finds, but not a Market Street location

A majority of Philadelphians don't mind having casinos in Philadelphia, according to a just-released poll commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts' Philadelphia Research Initiative.  But they don't want one to open…

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It's a green scene for the city

April 29, 2009By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Mayor Michael Nutter Wednesday unveiled a plan designed to make Philadelphia the nation's greenest city by 2015. If the goals of Greenworks…

The Parent Trap: A roller coaster life with autism

The comment was the result of a quarrel, which is not uncommon between me and my 15-year-old son. The quarrel’s subject was something meaningless, perhaps the lack of computer time or…

Rethinking Philadelphia: Here are some top names for your 'green Rolodex'

Rethinking Philadelphia: Here are some top names for your 'green Rolodex' The Daily News asked Christine Knapp, executive director of Penn Futures, to send them her Rolodex, or at least the…

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How to make all systems go

April 28 A major theme of the Rethinking Philadelphia special section that appears today is breaking down "silos," conventional divisions that discourage collaborative thinking. In that spirit, the 12-page pullout in…

Rethinking Philadelphia: PennDesign planners provide a look into the future

Rethinking Philadelphia: PennDesign planners provide a look into the future By DAILY NEWS STAFF FOR THE last three months, three teams of graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania have been…

Rethinking Philadelphia: Energy: How the game changes

Rethinking Philadelphia: Energy: How the game changes By SANDRA SHEA, Daily News GET READY for free-market environmentalism. Two big pending changes in the energy world - one state-wide, one national -…

Rethinking Philadelphia: The metropolitan moment

Rethinking Philadelphia: The metropolitan moment By CAROL TOWARNICKY, Daily News THIS IS Philadelphia's moment. Once again. Economic, social and environmental forces - not to mention a new president - are transforming…

Rethinking Philadelphia: The dirty little secret on regional thinking

Rethinking Philadelphia: The dirty little secret on regional thinking By SANDY SHEA, Daily News OVER THE last decade, "regionalism" has been a mantra for many business and political leaders. Housing and…

Rethinking Philadelphia: On the horizon: Coherent planning, zoning

Rethinking Philadelphia: On the horizon: Coherent planning, zoning By ALAN JAFFE & THOMAS J. WALSH, PlanPhillyThe collapse of the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis in 2007, killing 13, was both a…

Rethinking Philadelphia: Combat 'Job Sprawl'

Rethinking Philadelphia: Combat 'Job Sprawl' By CAROL TOWARNICKY (Daily News) & KELLIE PATRICK GATES (PlanPhilly) What it means and why it's a good thing: Over the last half-century, the geography of…

Rethinking Philadelphia: Smart cities embrace sustainability

Rethinking Philadelphia: Smart cities embrace sustainability By THOMAS J. WALSH, PlanPhilly reporterWhat it means: The term "sustainability" boils down to the "triple bottom line" for any company or program: Its…

Rethinking Philadelphia: Build around transit

Rethinking Philadelphia: Build around transit By JOHN DAVIDSON, PlanPhilly reporterWhat it means, and why it's a good thing: In its simplest form, transit-oriented development means that if you want to…

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