June 23: Green roof density bonus | Philly’s monument ideas | The Squilla effect

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown introduced a bill that would allow lower minimum lot sizes as a bonus for building green roofs.

Meet the hot new “dark store” assessment appeal tactic that Big Box stores are using to win lower property tax bills, which rather cynically relies on destroying land value. 

A map of all the Monument Lab participants’ ideas for a new Philly monument. 

Christopher Sawyer sees a Squilla effect in some of the reinvestment activity happening in Kensington. 

Rep. John Taylor introduced an amendment that would allow motorists and motorcyclists to run red lights if they’ve been waiting too long and think a light might be inoperable. How long before they can run the light? It doesn’t say.

Fresh off the rumor mill: PMC might be eyeing two major Center City parcels for development, including the massive River City site.

In addition to the right-of-way and land use policies, another key policy driving bike infrastructure development in Copenhagen is considering the full social cost of cars when budgeting for infrastructure projects. 

How Phoenix plans to reduce the amount of trash sent to city landfills by 40% over the next five years

When parking used to mean space for trees.

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