September 4: Signs of life on vacant Rittenhouse lot | No Papal boost for PHL | Walkbump

Something is finally happening to the vacant lot on Rittenhouse Square, and two parking garages on Stable Row are being redeveloped as apartments.

PGW is repairing a bunch of pipelines in advance of Pope weekend.

No noticeable boost so far for PHL International Airport during the Papal visit.

DEP says Pennsylvania’s carbon emissions are on the decline.

The eastern half of The Gallery will shutter in October.

A 12-story mixed-use building is coming to 16th and Walnut.

See a giant Lego model of the Vatican at the Franklin Institute.

An LA designer made a “walkbump” fist that you dap instead of pressing a walk button to cross the street. 

Pair with Sarah Goodyear’s case against the cutesification of urban design.

Meir Rinde takes a look at New Jersey’s “transit villages” and their sprawl-stopping credentials.

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