September 25: Pope weekend is nigh | 6,000 AirBnB listings up for grabs | uCity Square and tech gentrification

Michael Noda puts all the key pope-related travel advisories you need this Friday in one place. Don’t forget to bookmark Lauren Ancona’s Philly Pope Map for getting around this weekend.

Anna Orso reports nearly 6,000 AirBnB listings are still up for grabs this weekend.

Next City will be projecting a temporary video installation welcoming the “first urbanist Pope” on the windows of their office at 2 Penn Center starting tonight at dusk.

Conrad Benner shares some photos of the emptiness before the weekend’s festivities on the Parkway yesterday.

Remember the Wonkblog post from earlier this week showing Philly dominating all other cities in the rowhouse category? Ken Finkel at the PhillyHistory Blog recounts the history and politics of rowhouse development at the end of the 19th century.

The Boston Globe reports Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is proposing demand-responsive pricing for curb parking, similar to the San Francisco model. “I like offering a good deal — but not at the price of stress and gridlock on our streets,” he said.

The Obama administration is moving to expedite permitting and environmental reviews for federal transportation projects that are already on the books as the transportation funding debate plods along in Congress.

Liberty Property Trust CEO William Hankowsky tells the Inquirer’s Alison Steele that the new Camden waterfront development project will succeed where other one-off economic development schemes haven’t because it will create a complete neighborhood serving residents, tourists, visitors, business staff, and others.

Steve Tang wants to buck the trend of big tech business clusters intensifying gentrification with the new uCity Square project in University City, reports Juliana Reyes.

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