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After a grim 2020, Philly Fashion District welcomes a fast-fashion giant
Primark is known for its affordable, stylish offerings. Can the Irish retailer help Philadelphia Fashion District turn around after a terrible year?
5 days ago
Remembering Ken Steif, an urban planner who used data to make cities more just
The University of Pennsylvania professor, R&B-lover, neighborhood advocate, and beloved husband and father passed away after a battle with cancer.
Council President Darrell Clarke to introduce overhaul of Philly Zoning Board
Clarke wants to give City Council more power over neighborhood development after a series of zoning decisions that he believed favored developers.
6 days ago
SEPTA spent $7 million on McKinsey consulting contract amid COVID fiscal crisis
Nearly one year and thousands of work hours after the regional transit agency started work with McKinsey, the $7 million initiative is under review.
Philadelphia’s $400 million Neighborhood Preservation Initiative moves ahead
An effort to save and preserve housing stock in Philadelphia is moving ahead with $400 million in funding over the next four years.
After a year of crises, a 100-mile walk offers a chance to see Philly anew
Artist JJ Tiziou is leading guided walks along the city’s perimeter as part of the Fringe Festival that kicked off Thursday and will run through the month.
1 week ago
Philly’s iconoclastic Register of Wills has an idea for reducing crime without police
Philadelphia Register of Wills Tracey Gordon believes the city could reduce crime by reducing the number of homes without a clear legal owner.
2 weeks ago
Soaring above an alley, ContraFuerte surprises and delights
Struggling to keep both themselves and a bridge upright, Miguel Horn’s ContraFuerte is open for your interpretation.
Trains made the Main Line. Why are we designing its future around cars?
The Main Line exists because of the railroad. It’s time we change the zoning code to allow people to take advantage of transit.
Why did new buildings flood in Philly? Outdated FEMA maps and building code
Developers are building new homes according to outdated regulations, according to Philadelphia flood czar Joshua Lippert.
Homeowners hit by Ida find many questions and few answers as they seek post-storm aid
Days after Ida’s remnants walloped the Philadelphia region, homeowners are beginning to assess in earnest the damage the unusual storm wrought.
How Philly’s trash problem made Hurricane Ida flooding worse
In Philadelphia, litter and illegal dumping have become climate issues. In some sections of the city, residents saw flooding linked to clogged drains.
3 weeks ago
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