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GreenPlan Philadelphia tells it like it is

By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly The city that has been known in the past by the unfortunate sobriquet “Filthydelphia” is in the midst of a beautification project – a blueprint…

Morning Roundup Update

Oct. 4 Good morning. Our new daily feature designed to bring you up to date on breaking news developments related to planning and development issues that are being reported in Philadelphia is casino…

    • Philadelphia modeling

The Morning Roundup, Oct. 3

Image/Phillyskyline  Good morning. Today we introduce a new daily feature that will bring you up to date on breaking news developments related to planning and development issues that are being reported in…

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How to fix flooding on the Delaware

By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly   Yardley Mayor Matthew Sinberg clicked through pictures showing his small Bucks County borough inundated with river water – as it has been three times…

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What fate awaits West Shipyard site?

By Steven UjifusaFor PlanPhillyIn the late 1960s, archaeologists dug into the I-95 site as wrecking balls smashed historic warehouses and row houses into pieces all around them. Every day…

O'Brien says casino talks going nowhere

By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly SugarHouse spokeswoman Leigh Whitaker said yesterday that Monday’s meeting between the casino and representatives from two civic organizations went so well a community benefits agreement…

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Decoding zoning: a visual guide

City planner Bill Kramer clutches old and new versions of our mysterious zoning code. By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly At one time, Catholic priests had to master Latin in order to…

    • Ed Bacon exhibit

Bacon's Better Philadelphia, circa 1947

By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhilly Sixty years ago this month, a team of visionary planners, architects and civic activists presented Philadelphians with a high-tech glimpse of what their city could…

The circle forms and breaks again

From www.phillyskyline.com by Nathaniel PopkinSeptember 10, 2007 We live amidst the constant and haunting specter of loss. Things -- people, moments, sensations, buildings, murals -- come, and when they are…

    • Penn's Landing surface parking/Brad Maule

How cars and people can co-exist

During recent public forums conducted from Port Richmond to South Philadelphia, a conceptual image that PennPraxis presented as part of its Central Delaware waterfront planning process consistently caused a stir among…

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Low-down on high-rise hopes

UPDATES: 700 North Delaware and Liberty LandingBy Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhillyWith all the hoopla over casinos, you might have missed everything else that’s planned for the riverfront. Developers have…

Marion Johnson

  Marion JohnsonAge: 74.Education:  Attended William Penn High School.Professional: Legislative aide to Councilwoman Marian Tasco since 1988, assigned to zoning issues. Meets with constituents, zoning…

Michael Leithead

  Michael LeitheadAge:45Education: Masters in business administration, in finance, from Villanova University; Bachelors in Business Operations Management from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y.Professional: Senior Deputy…

Al Taubenberger

Al TaubenbergerAge: 54Education: Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from the Pennsylvania State College of Agriculture.Professional: The Republican nominee for mayor of Philadelphia and President of…

Anne Papageorge

Anne PapageorgeAge: 47Education: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse; MBA in Human Resource Management from…

Drexel lecture series scrutinizes Philly's future

Aug. 28 On Monday afternoon about 100 college students and concerned citizens gathered in a Drexel University lecture hall to listen to and engage with a panel of bloggers, reporters and…

Frank DiCicco

  Frank DiCiccoAge: 61Education: Graduated from St. John Neumann High School. Took a real estate course at Temple University and has a real estate license.Professional: Life-long government/politics…

Old Philadelphia Congregations video

Old Philadelphia Congregations roundtable

Casino operators file brief over fee dispute

The developers of Foxwoods and SugarHouse casinos Monday filed briefs with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, outlining the arguments they will make at a Sept. 6 hearing about when they must…

Old St. Joseph's Q&A

OLD ST. JOSEPH’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHRespondent: Fr. Mark Horak, S.J. 1. Old St. Joseph's is the oldest Roman Catholic parish in Philadelphia, a National Shrine and the only place in the…

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