June 25: Navy Yard readies Central Green | Streets under pressure | The genius of universal structures

Come to WHYY next Tuesday after work for a conversation about Philly streets issues, including Sarah Clark Stuart of the Bicycle Coalition, Greg Krykewycz of DVRPC, Thaddeus Robinson of SEPTA’s Citizen Advisory Committee, Darin Gatti of the Streets Department, and yours truly.

Sonja Trauss told me about universal structures earlier this week, and my mind is still blown. These are structures that begin their lives as parking garages, but are explicitly designed with the idea that they will eventually become something else, like housing or offices. 

Community development groups are sounding the alarm as the city begins selling tax liens.

Cassie Owens on the connection between water bill payment plans and anti-blight strategy.

Michael Noda explains the political implications of the parking permit block map and better parking data generally.

The Navy Yard is getting ready to unveil the Central Green park

Urban Land Institute panelists bring land use into the conversation about transportation choice.

The US homeownership rate is the lowest since 1993.

Easton, PA debates whether to allow a parklet downtown. They’d be the first Lehigh Valley city to have one.

Cleveland is replacing a downtown traffic hub with a big public park.


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