• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

PlanPhilly looks back: SS United States, Sunoco still seeks refinery buyers, no Promise Neighborhoods grant for Universal, Bill Green on BPT reform

Lost Craft | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group Today, PlanPhilly begins its look back at 2011 with…

Trail Network naming contest ends Wednesday

Our region's trail network needs a name, and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) wants your help finding just the right…

December 19-23: Art and Mummery, Menorah parade, Reindeer Romp

Holidays 01, Spruce Street in Center City | flickr user Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street flickr groupFancy Folks: Art…

December 16-18: Caroling, Environmental Fair, Crafty Balboa, Parade of Lights, Procrastinator's Bazaar

Caroling at Overington Park Friday, December 16, 7pm, Overington Park, Pilling and Orthodox streets. Join the Friends of Overington Park as…

Whither the Reading Viaduct wrapped in the Callowhill NID?

I was surprised to hear City Council unanimously vote in favor of the Callowhill Reading Viaduct Neighborhood Improvement District on Thursday.…

New Zoning Code approved, Council zoning round-up, Philly's 'pied piper' parks, PA redistricting, building-scale ads

City Council approved the new zoning code at Thursday’s meeting, and the new code will take effect in eight months. PlanPhilly’s…

Doughboy Park renovation takes shape in Northern Liberties

Northern Liberties Neighbors Association (NLNA) has been working on a little triangle park at 2nd and Spring Garden, known as the Doughboy…

Will zoning reform really shift City Council's land use powers?

December 15 is a big day for the City of Philadelphia. City Council should – fingers still crossed – pass a…

Lights and display contest illuminates LoMo for the holidays

The Lower Moyamensing Civic Association is celebrating its third annual Holiday Decorating Contest, and the public is invited to vote on…

City seeks study of Family Court Building as prelude to redevelopment

After a false start in 2010, the Family Court Building at 1801 Vine Street could be redeveloped yet. First, the city…

SEPTA open house 12/14 on possible crosstown bus route

SEPTA is hosting an informational open house on Wednesday  to discuss the possibility of creating direct bus service from southeast Philadelphia…

December 12-16: PHS holiday pop-up shop, Moviehouse, urban gardening talk, Unsilent Night

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Holiday Pop-Up Shop Monday, December 12- Friday, December 16, 8am-2:30pm daily. Comcast Center, 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard.…

December 9-11: Holiday Pops, Tour Fairmount Park houses, Lucia Fest, Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Pops Opens Friday, December 9. Kimmel Center's Verizion Hall, 260 S. Broad Street. Peter Nero leads the Philly Pops for…

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