Tag Archive: economic revitalization

Sidewalk Cafes: An Amenity or A Nuisance?

The City of Philadelphia has nearly 400 registered sidewalk cafes – a 67% increase in the last five years. What is the reason behind this explosion? Are they still an attractive amenity or are… Continue reading

2013: Could It Be the Year of the Parklet?

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

Where Would Philadelphia Be without CDCs?

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