April 10: Another ped plaza coming to E. Passyunk | Street trees and equity | Job access and zoning

Our friends at Keystone Crossroads have an excellent series on Pennsylvania municipal pensions, which are underfunded by $7.7 billion.

PARC is removing the news stand on the triangle across from the King of Jeans building on E. Passyunk Ave and turning it into a better community space.

Tell us in the comments: what should Philly get out of the Comcast franchise renewal agreement?

Lindsey Scannapieco presented updated plans for Bok School for rezoning consideration at a community meeting.

Nationally, it’s been getting harder for people to find a job close to home. Zoning rules important factor in this discussion, because it determines how far apart buildings have to be, and whether commercial uses can be mixed in with residential uses. 

Wealthier areas of cities tend to have more street tree coverage, but Philadelphia does a better job than most of equalizing tree cover.

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