Monthly Archive: September, 2012

Park(ing) Day to Showcase Philly Parklets

Park(ing) Day 2012 in Philadelphia will showcase the ingenuity of almost 50 teams of people and their ideas for how to put almost 60 on-street parking spaces into more productive use for a… Continue reading

ReSpace: Designing with Salvaged Materials

You may have heard of Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores that sell salvaged building materials and fixtures. Some stores even offer deconstruction programs with the ability to disassemble entire houses and save as much… Continue reading

Flawed Vacant Land Management

At over 40,000 parcels, Philadelphia’s vacant land problem is literally everywhere. 25% of the vacant parcels are publicly-owned by five different City agencies, each with different incentives and regulations regarding the dispersal of… Continue reading

More Obsessed: The High Line

I was really disappointed by the New York Times article insulting The High Line as “Disney World on the Hudson.” Many of my urban planning friends were quick to assume this one bad… Continue reading