PlanPhilly weekly news recap 11-16-2007

Nov. 16

Dear PlanPhilly member,

The presentation of the civic vision for the central Delaware drew an overflow audience of 1,500 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

1. Check out the links below for full media, video and blog coverage.

Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic Inga Saffron http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20071115_Changing_Skyline___To_the_mayor-_elect__Look_to_the_river_plan.html

Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jennifer Lin’s news story: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/11337306.html

Philadelphia Metro: http://philly.metro.us/metro/local/article/Considering_the_future/10747.html

PlanPhilly reporter Alan Jaffe’s news story: http://www.planphilly.com/node/2233

Philly.com’s Great Expectations: http://blogs.phillynews.com/philly/greatexpectations/2007/11/the_future_of_the_waterfront.html

The Civic Vision opening video: http://www.planphilly.com/node/2260

Harris Steinberg’s presentation: http://www.planphilly.com/node/2262

Animated Civic Vision flyover: http://www.planphilly.com/node/2263

Reactions to the vision from civic associations: http://www.planphilly.com/node/2252; the development and planning community http://www.planphilly.com/node/2257  and the public at-large reacted to the vision http://www.planphilly.com/node/2251

Philadelphia Inquirer photographer Ed Hille’s photo slideshow: http://www.planphilly.com/showcase/267

Philadelphia Inquirer endorsement of Civic Vision:  http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20071111_Editorial___A_Plan_for_the_Delaware.html

Sandra Shea’s Daily News commentary: http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/10883516.html

Chris Satullo’s Inquirer commentary: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/columnists/20071111_Center_Square___Citizens_invited_to_explore_values__vision_for_riverfront.html

2. In other news related to the central Delaware process:

Matt Blanchard writes about the critical lessons about scale of construction and access to the waterfront that can be learned from Hoboken and Jersey City. http://www.planphilly.com/node/2231

Kellie Patrick Gates reports how the Commerce Department indicates it will agree with SugarHouse and city’s interpretation of 1907 law; legal challenges are readied. http://www.planphilly.com/node/2258

Upcoming Events
 
Nov. 20: Philadelphia City Planning Commission — http://www.planphilly.com/node/2187
Nov. 28: Zoning Code Commission — http://www.planphilly.com/node/2186
Dec. 2: Great Expectations Citizens Convention — http://www.planphilly.com/node/2188

Best until next week,
Matt Golas, Managing Editor

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