July 24: Brandywine’s plans for Market West | Accolades for Tacony | Beautiful highway noise barriers

If you’re headed down the shore this weekend, don’t forget to bring our big Councilmanic Prerogative report with Pew for some beach reading.

Dave Davies talks to some ex-City Councilmen who took prerogative too far and went to jail.

Early details on Brandywine’s plans for mixed-use offices and residences on the 2100 block of Market Street, recently purchased from Richard Basciano.

Uber’s data on their contribution to traffic congestion is pretty thin, but Ben Fried says the debate framing in NYC has largely missed the point about why urban traffic congestion is bad. 

How long will it take for the legislature to come to a budget deal with Governor Wolf after they run out of staffing money?

Gabriel Metcalf makes the case that anti-infill politics doesn’t mesh with movement progressivism.

Sprawl repair as “the Chicken McNuggets of urbanism”

Inga Saffron on reusing old churches.

Tacony was named a “Great Neighborhood” winner by the American Planning Association’s PA chapter.

Easton, PA up in the Lehigh Valley is about to pass a parklet ordinance, charging $11 a day per parking space. 

Beautiful translucent, energy-generating highway noise barriers from the Netherlands.

 

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