In case you missed it: this week’s good reads about Pennsylvania’s urban issues

     Plans have been set in motion to redevelop this former  Pennsylvania brewery.  Can you identify the city and landmark?  (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

    Plans have been set in motion to redevelop this former Pennsylvania brewery. Can you identify the city and landmark? (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

    Here’s a list of recommended reading for your weekend:

    Here’s a list of recommended reading for your weekend:

    The latest in our Then and Now photographic series takes us to State College.

    Win-win! There are some good reasons for universities to invest in their cities.

    Bucknell University’s new off-campus housing policy worries Lewisburg landlords.

    One more about universities: Next City is hosting a panel Nov. 19 about the town-and-gown divide.

    Next City says the war on cars is winnable.

    The “zombie subdivisions” of America. (City Lab)

    A Brookings Institute report says imports and exports are concentrated along urban corridors, so policy should follow.

    Keystone Edge lists 12 development projects that will reshape Pa. (including a brewery and luxury apartments).

    If you live there, you might know this already, but one report says Pittsburgh is still struggling.

    Lessons learned from Philly’s Gun Crisis Reporting Project.

    AP reports Escaping the wealth gap can mean fleeing hometowns.

    Everything is connected: City Lab reports a traffic jam in big cities can affect small towns, too.

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development reports Pennsylvania ranks high for homeless among families.

    Latest in our 5 Questions series: Joe Nickol talks about Pittsburgh’s obsession with parking.

    And, for fun:

    Californians taste test Pennsylvania treats (Movoto)

    WITF’s Scott LaMar asks “Why have seasonal beers become so popular?” (He also talks to NPR’s David Greene about his new book.)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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