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The Greener Case for More Trees in Philly

I recently met someone who was unhappy about moving from D.C. to Philadelphia for a new job. He found our town “depressing and ugly.” As […]

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Over 50 Free Events Are Planned for Love Your Park Week

When nice weather hits, Philly’s parks quickly fill with locals lounging on blankets, working out, or playing games. Having these safe, clean, and green spaces make […]

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Philly Just Misses the Top 10 for Green Building

How green is Philadelphia? Pretty darn green, according to the researchers at CBRE and Maastricht University who produce the annual Green Building Adoption Index. But […]

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When It Comes to Building, Color Us Medium Green

So how green is Philadelphia? Well, we have this huge 7,600-acre park and… That’s not the kind of green we’re talking about here. We’re talking […]

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How Passive Houses Yield Aggressive Savings

How do you keep warm in your home in the winter? Do you crank the thermostat in the hall up past 78 so you can […]

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Survey: Villanova Tops for Green Homes for Sale

Maybe homeowners hereabouts want to emulate the Eagles. Or maybe it’s because investments in green features pay off when it’s time to sell. Whatever the […]

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Neighbors Weigh In on American Street’s Future

  As Philadelphia went through its industrial revolution that made it “The Workshop of the World,” one of its greatest industrial districts was the one […]

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No One Puts the Northeast in the Corner!

It’s a bummer when your own part of town gets the cold shoulder from its neighboring sections. Honestly, I love all of Philly. If I […]

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So Thoreau: 6BR Home Within the Schuylkill Valley Nature Center

Nature! Trees! The jackhammer of woodpeckers. The burnish of fireflies. The postprandial belch of bullfrogs. It’s all at hand around this beautiful home–4,700 square feet […]

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Community Garden Profile: American Street’s Huerta del Pueblo

The community garden on American Street between Somerset and Cambria is a project of Congreso de Latinos Unidos, a social service organization in North Philly. […]

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Afternoon Obsession: Europe’s Sexy Adaptive Reuse of the Middle Ages

As a mixed-media enthusiast, from scrap art paintings to live-action and animated films, I appreciate creative symbiosis. In architecture and design, an amalgamation of old […]

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Garden Profile: Artist’s Cherry Tree in a Back Yard in Northern Liberties

Artist Julie Stone Waring bought her house in Northern Liberties almost 15 years ago, and her garden has changed a lot over the years. At […]

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Backyard Chickens in Philly: Renegade Poultry Farmer Speaks Out

Chickens are illegal in Philadelphia on parcels of land smaller than three acres. But as Philly Mag reported back in 2010, an urban chicken movement […]

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Mind-Boggling West Philly Container Garden

Plant lovers in West Philly have probably noticed this house at 47th and Baltimore because it has one of the most exuberant rooftop gardens I’ve […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: Art Installation at Fort Mifflin That Will Blow Your Mind

You’re walking through the woods, along a path that snakes along the Delaware River. Alongside the path are broken, mysterious structures–ruins of buildings, wood and […]