Monthly Archive: August, 2012

Complete Streets for Philadelphia: “Making it Happen”

As I mentioned last week, Philadelphia just recently released a Complete Streets Design Manual in draft form. This document is in response to a Complete Streets Executive Order from June 2009 that made… Continue reading

Let Me Count the Reasons Why It Is Cool to Be A Planner in Philadelphia Right Now

1. The new Philadelphia Zoning Code went into effect TODAY! This comprehensive rewrite is an update to the 1960s zoning code. A lot of the credit should go to the nearly 80% of… Continue reading

How to Combat West Nile – the Green Way?

Sometimes I wonder why I bother to read the news… last week I read about a medical study that found that the West Nile Virus can slowly destroy your kidneys even if you… Continue reading

Re-Activating Our Cities’ Waterfronts

The Smart Growth America newsletter last week alerted me to the fact that Tampa has a RiverWalk that connects landmarks (including the arena where the Republican National Convention will convene later this month)… Continue reading

What Philadelphia is Not Doing

Portland, Oregon is a great proponent of sustainable development and stormwater management through their advancements with green streets and eco-districts. But, they have also decided to invest a LOT of time and money… Continue reading