July 28: Neighborhood Transformation Initiative endgame | Three traits of walkable neighborhoods | Point Breeze pop-up back again

What we know about the endgame for the unspent NTI money.

Should we have a local neighborhood exchange program for the Pope visit?

The House of Correction is falling apart in so many dangerous ways.

The Point Breeze pop-up is back again.

Some reasons why younger workers won’t flee Philly

Alaina Mabaso on Community Design Collaborative’s new Play Space initiative.

Three characteristics of walkable streets: active uses, street furniture, first floor windows. 

Jarrett Walker drops some real knowledge about transit planning in this video. Walker recently helped Houston totally remake their bus network.

Irina Zhorov at Keystone Crossroads thinks PA cities should steal this real-time parking availability app from London.

Measuring curb vacancy is also one of the first steps toward dynamic pricing, though you can do that without the sensors.

Why Boston is bailing on the Olympics.

 

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