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    • Japanese educator takes waterfront tour

Japanese educator takes waterfront tour

Aug. 20 On Monday morning the Penn Praxis team introduced visiting Japanese professor Akito Murayama to the seven-mile stretch of the central Delaware River waterfront that is being revisioned through civic engagement and the…

    • Chestnut Street

The Shambles is rambling anew

By Linda K. HarrisFor PlanPhilly     Headhouse Square, part of the Second Street Market where more than two centuries ago, such bold-face names as Martha and George Washington, Stephen…

Varsovia Fernandez

  VARSOVIA FERNANDEZAge: 44Education: BS in business management from Rosemont College.Professional: President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Previously vice president…

Wendella P. Fox

  WENDELLA P. FOX Age:  55 Education: Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and its Law School Professional: Attorney.  Currently, I am the Director of the Philadelphia office, U.S.…

Narasimha Shenoy

NARASIMHA (NICK) SHENOYAge:58Community and Volunteer work: Executive Director Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia; Commissioner for the Governor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs; Chairman of…

Delilah Winder

DELILAH WINDERAge: 56Education: Germantown High School. B.A. from the New York School of Interior Design. Courses from various institutuions in mathematics, programming and restauranteering.Professional: CEO and…

MeLinda DeNofa

MELINDA DENOFA Age:  33Education:  B.S. in Marketing from Villanova UniversityVolunteer/Community Work:  Young Friends Board Member for Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC)Professional:  President of Molly…

    • John Westrum

John Westrum

JOHN WESTRUMAge: 43Education: B.A. in Ecomonics from Bucknell University. 1986 graduate.Professional: CEO of Westrum Development Co. Westrum is building more than 400 townhomes and condos…

    • Greg Pastore

Greg Pastore

GREG PASTORE Age: 40Education: B.A. in Social Anthropology from Harvard UniversityProfessional: Property manager/developer in Bella VistaVolunteer/Community work: President of Bella Vista Town WatchPersonal:…

    • Richard DeMarco

Richard DeMarco

RICHARD DeMARCO Age: 40Education: St. Joseph Prep; Bachelors in International Affairs from Lafayette; Juris Doctor from Villanova.Professional: Zoning and land use attorney with Klehr, Harrison, Harvey,…

    • Ann Hoskins-Brown

Ann Hoskins-Brown

ANN HOSKINS-BROWNAge: 46 Education: B.F.A. in Photography from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Some graduate work at Drexel University in Arts Administration.Professional: Director of Development…

    • Andy Toy

Andrew Toy

ANDREW TOY Age: 49Education: B.A. in Economics and Masters in Public and Urban Policy, both from the University of Pennsylvania.Professional: Director of the Retail Resource Network…

    • Civic Vision

Finding ways to play on our rivers

By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly The Schuylkill is known for its sculls. The Delaware is known for its scows. But the industrial traffic on Philadelphia’s eastern river isn’t its…

    • Praxis meeting with developers

Developers hear about Praxis progress

Aug. 7  By Matt BlanchardFor PlanPhilly About fifty developers, property owners and real estate attorneys jammed a conference room at the Penn’s Landing Corp. offices on Tuesday to hear…

    • Zoning Code Commission

Zoning reform underway in Philadelphia

Aug. 3By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhillyThe panel of architects, community activists, attorneys and zoning experts charged with fixing Philadelphia’s zoning code will first investigate just how it’s broken. The…

    • Citizen engagement in Northern Liberties

Planning feedback South Philadelphia style

Aug. 2By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly Fear of casinos and condos brought many of the 100 people to the civic feedback session at the Settlement Music School in South Philadelphia…

    • Citizen engagement in Northern Liberties

Rendell, Fumo talk casinos with river wards

Aug. 2By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhilly Ed Rendell and Vince Fumo wanted to talk to members of the Delaware River Neighborhood Alliance about ways to mitigate any harm the casinos…

    • Zoning map

Zoning Code Commission nearly complete

Aug. 1 By Kellie PatrickFor PlanPhillyWith the inaugural meeting of the committee charged with revamping Philadelphia’s outdated zoning code one day away, five members of the Zoning Code Commission have…

    • Harris Sokoloff

A reflection of waterfront values

Aug. 1 By Alan JaffeFor PlanPhilly A diverse group of about 150 city residents and workers received a progress report on the plan to redevelop the seven-mile Central Delaware riverfront…

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