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William Penn Foundation to Donate $100 Million to Philly’s Public Spaces

A local nonprofit is lending a big hand to public spaces in Philadelphia. The William Penn Foundation will donate $100 million — the largest grant in the […]

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Dîner En Blanc Philly Organizer Responds to Latest Criticism

Dîner En Blanc Philly has garnered its fair share of controversy this year, in typical Philly fashion. Last week, the city saw its fifth-annual DEB event, which […]

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What Happens When a Cemetery Dies?

Paulette Rhone dared the truck to run her over. She watched the white pickup pull through the front gate at Mount Moriah Cemetery, the trunk […]


So Beer Gardens Are Great, But the Chinese Lantern Festival Is An Outrage?

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from guest writer Sarah Yeung. Yeung is the director of planning at the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation.) In […]


High Line Lessons for Reading Viaduct Park

For anyone living under a rock for the past six or seven years, there’s something called the High Line in New York City. It’s “among […]


Inside Take: Philly’s Next Great Public Space? Schoolyards.

(This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) Over the past seven years, Philadelphians have witnessed a public space renaissance. No longer are apocalyptic […]