Celebrating the Delaware, SETPA as open data model, Granary redevelopment, watershed health, Comeback City,

It’s been a week of big news for the Delaware Waterfront – from the announcement of a new park around Pier 70 and the Planning Commission’s adoption of the Master Plan. The Daily News editorial page cheers these positive developments, suggesting a weekend victory lap: “Ordinary citizens can celebrate this victory by taking advantage of the Delaware access that now exists: Visit the Race Street Pier, a new park, or walk the interim riverfront trail that begins at Washington Avenue. It will change your view of the city.”

Researchers in Georgia used SEPTA as a model to help understand how open data can improve the public transit experience for riders in Atlanta. Technically Philly explains the research and takeaways from all of the cities considered.

Will the Granary actually be reused? Naked Philly reports that there’s a new housing development scheme is in the works to renovate the Granary and construct a new building next to it. Think it’ll happen?

The Delaware River Basin Commission’s fracking moratorium has put the multi-state agency at odds with its state-government funders. The Inquirer editorializes that as state and federal funding to the agency dwindles, our water quality – with fracking or not – could be jeopardized.

Philly was named a “Comeback City” by Forbes magazine this week, because we actually started gaining population.

 

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