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    • Southeastern Pa. watershed

How we manage our stormwater

May 3By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly Homes topped with green roofs, parking lots paved with surfaces that let water soak through, and other techniques that reduce storm water runoff are…

Old City loses an icon

May 1 Old City loses an icon Inga Saffron

    • Casino-Free Philadelphia unveils ballot box

Unofficial casino vote will occur

By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly Despite last month’s Supreme Court injunction against a casino referendum, Philadelphians will get to “vote” on whether the gambling halls should be banned from residential neighborhoods.…

    • Under I-95

The future of I-95: what is possible?

Metal cladding and bright lights civilize the highway underbelly in a plan for New York’s FDR Drive  (City of New York) By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhillyWith concrete legs and a…

    • Independence Seaport Museum

Book this rare waterfront find

May 1 By Linda K. HarrisFor PlanPhilly    For most of his life, Tim McGrath has been fascinated by the adventures of Commodore John Barry (1745-1803), the man known as…

    • NABR charrette

Designing waterfront without casinos

April 28By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly In their battle to stop the construction of two casinos on the Delaware riverfront, anti-casino activists have raised many questions: Will the casinos increase…

    • Riparian

Riparian moratorium could be tested

April 25By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly The debate over who will get the right to build along Philadelphia’s riverfront has spun off a challenge about who controls access to those…

News from the director's desk, April 25

Dear PlanPhilly member, Earlier this week, the Steering Committee for the Central Delaware Process discussed design guidelines for large-scale development which will be incorporated into the civic vision we're developing.  These…

    • Praxis planning model

Praxis development guidelines discussed

April 23 During the monthly meeting of the steering committee for the Central Delaware Waterfront planning process, Penn Praxis began laying out the first preliminary conceptual design guidelines that will be used…

S.S. United States Conservancy site links to Praxis

April 23 S.S. United States article on conservancy site

NLNA announces waterfront plan

Faced with numerous waterfront development projects, and prior to the creation of the Central Delaware Advisory Group, the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association commissioned a waterfront plan. The plan studies the impact…

    • Walkers

Blazing a trail that's a work in progress

By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly Dorothy Fritsch has lived all of her 72 years in Mayfair. She enjoys the river. She just wishes it were a bit easier to be near…

News from the director's desk, April 20

Dear PlanPhilly member, As the wet weather subsides, PlanPhilly explores the Delaware watershed and Philadelphia storm water management and sewer system. The central Delaware faces serious challenges in managing the ecology…

Pa. mum on its mulling of riparian rights

By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly A state review of how the rights to develop riverfront land are granted continues, with no definite end in site. That means it is unclear when…

    • Urban Land Institute

Pa. highway infrastructure at breakpoint

April 19By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly With an $8 billion backlog of road and bridge repairs, Pennsylvania faces a crisis of transportation funding that could stunt the region’s economy, according…

    • big outflow pipe

Surfacing solutions in flood zone

By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly Meredith O’Donnell, her husband and two sons used to do a lot of working and playing in their Mifflin Street basement. Then in August 2004, the…

    • Bridged cities

Two cities, one waterfront goal?

April 18By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhillyIn the early 1800s, seven ferry systems crossed the Delaware from Philadelphia to the colony called Cooper’s Ferry, a tourist attraction of inns, taverns…

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