I reported last year on MOTU’s (the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities) efforts to promote parklet development across Philadelphia… well they are at it again. Six parklets were developed in 2012 through… Continue reading
Philadelphia has been getting some much deserved attention in the planning world the last few weeks both in terms of planning process and planning places. The American Planning Association (APA) released their list… Continue reading
A recent publication from the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC) got me thinking: where would Philadelphia be without its CDCs (Community Development Corporations)? And the answer, $3.3 billion poorer. This short… Continue reading
You don’t need a festival to find great design in Philadelphia. Here are a few examples from my collection.
Beginning today, Design Philadelphia is a 5-day event showcasing all aspects of design. Hundreds of exhibits, tours, performances, workshops and more have been planned across the City for now through Sunday. Unless you… Continue reading
This evening, I had the opportunity to sit in on a lecture by Peter Calthorpe, an architect and urban planner that has taken transit-oriented development and regional planning to the next level. The… Continue reading
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