September 14: Jim Kenney’s tour lessons | Historic Places map | Urban river islands

What Jim Kenney learned on his learning tour to Pittsburgh and Boston.

The Historical Commission released a new interactive map of the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places on Friday. It’s still under review and may contain some mistakes. 

As state environmental regulators weigh the different strategies for implementing the EPA’s Clean Power Plan requirements, DEP’s John Quigley reminds us of the stakes for Pennsylvania from a warming climate.

Keystone Crossroads looks at the options for repurposing urban river islands.

Exalta Coating Systems is relocating and building an $85 million headquarters in the Navy Yard. 

How the US government is trying to make walking American again.

Philly’s restaurant boom is showing few signs of slowing down. Three dozen new restaurants are in various stages of opening this fall. 

Everything we know about whether gentrification displaces long-time residents.

Right-leaning writers Charles Marohn of Strong Towns and Randal O’Toole of the Cato Institute had a planning debate, with audio.

An oldie but goodie I found over the weekend: how to avoid car-centered language when talking about transportation. 
 

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