October 1: Nutter backs Open Streets PHL | The future of New Urban Mechanics | Philly’s first co-house

Governing Magazine wonders if New Urban Mechanics programs are going to get lost in the Mayoral transition in Philly and some other cities. 

In response to the positive reaction to car-free streets during the Papal visit, Michael Nutter says he wants to do another open streets day this fall in Center City. (Full disclosure: I am one of the organizers behind the Open Streets PHL social media campaign.)

Own a restaurant? The city wants to know what your experience was like during the Papal visit. 

Wonkblog looks at the shocking inequality of who dies in car crashes at the national level. In Philly, pedestrian fatalities are more common in lower-income areas. 

Andrew Zaleski talks to Alex Hillman, one of the co-founders of Indy Hall, about his project opening the city’s first co-house, K’House, in South Kensington this fall.

Irina Zhorov at Keystone Crossroads reports on how PA cities are learning to mobilize volunteers

Old City’s Salvation Army building is becoming apartments.

How Washington, DC area groups are getting more black women to ride bikes

City budgets across the nation are finally starting to stabilize after the Great Recession, but there are rocky waters ahead with growing pension and health care costs. 

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