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WATCH: That Time Ed Bacon Skateboarded Across LOVE Park

On Friday I wrote about how skateboarders turned LOVE Park into a great public place. The park is now being overhauled with a new design, […]

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Michael and Kevin Bacon Announce 2016 Better Philadelphia Competition

Calling all college students, recent grads and even professionals: You could win $5,000 from Michael and Kevin Bacon, who started the Better Philadelphia Challenge in 2006 in memory […]


See 60 Years of Urban Change in Philadelphia With a Swipe of the Finger

This is almost too much fun. The Institute for Quality Communities at the University of Oklahoma just did you a solid today: they overlapped two […]

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Heller: “If You’re Going to Hire Gehry, Let’s Do Gehry”

Greg Heller, author of Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics and the Building of Modern Philadelphia, knows something about the planning and evolution of Philadelphia’s Parkway. Aside […]


Kevin Bacon: My Father Was the Robert Moses of Philadelphia

“What I got from my father was a burning desire to succeed. My father was into fame and leaving his mark. “He was a city […]


Society Hill Mid-century Modern Designed By Louis Sauer

Lots of people who move to Society Hill do so for the neighborhood’s colonial architecture. But the neighborhood has plenty of innovative mid-century modern homes […]

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Dispatch: Most Rendell-ian Moments From Ed Bacon Awards

Last night former Philadelphia Mayor, Pennsylvania Governor, Democratic Party Chair and current Eagles color commentator Ed Rendell received the Edmund N. Bacon Prize, which “is […]


Recommended Fall Books: ‘Ed Bacon’ by Gregory L. Heller

It was 49 years ago this week when the late Ed Bacon, Philadelphia’s most (only?) famous city planner graced the cover of Time magazine. Philadelphia […]

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Society Hill Home on Corner of St. Peters Way Listed for Just Under $3M

This four-bedroom, almost 4,000-square-foot house is an absolute beauty bordering an absolutely beautiful street–though St. Peters Way isn’t exactly a typical urban thoroughfare. Named for […]