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Richard Florida Releases His Plan to Solve Philly’s Budding “New Urban Crisis”

Richard Florida, the renowned urbanist who’s spent the past year studying Philadelphia as part of a yearlong fellowship sponsored by Drexel, Jefferson, and the University City […]

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The Beautiful Weirdness of Philly, One House Picture at a Time

John Ricco describes the scene like he was there. “There was some typically narrow Philadelphia block, where everyone’s just hanging out on the street. It’s […]


It’s Time for Philly to Create Its Own Amazon, Says Richard Florida

This week, Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Science Center announced that urbanist Richard Florida is the inaugural recipient of the new Philadelphia Fellowship. […]

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How Snowstorms Help Philadelphia Redesign Its Streets

Apparently all the snow we’re getting this March could be good for something. A story published in the Boston Globe on Thursday highlighted an unexpected […]


Kenney to PPA: Target Worst Offenders Parking on Broad Street Median

Everyone who parks a car in the median on South Broad Street is breaking the law, but traditionally, the Philadelphia Parking Authority has looked the other […]


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 […]


4 Lessons for #Open Streets PHL

It’s not just Philly. When the city of San Jose, California briefly shut down six miles of its streets last fall, the car-free roadways suddenly […]

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Philly Has More Knight Cities Challenge Finalists Than Anyone Else

The Knight Foundation has chosen 158 finalists from more than 4,500 applications for Knight Cities Challenge grants, and 20 of those 158 are from Philadelphia, […]


Philly Is An Urbanist Utopia Right Now

Philadelphians are taking the city’s streets back from cars this weekend. As Pope Francis makes his way through the region, major highways and roads in the area […]


Crazy Surge in Center City’s Outdoor Seating

The number of downtown food establishments with outdoor seating in Philadelphia has exploded from 69 in 2001 to 365 this year, according to a new report by […]


Twee West Philly Restaurant Forced to Pare Down Its Sidewalk Swiping Fence

Back in June, we wrote about the quite-handsome but also quite large fence that had been erected around the big sidewalk cafe operated by William Street […]


Twee West Philly Restaurant Fences In Big Chunk of Public Sidewalk

Some quiet chatter on social media Tuesday alerted Citified to a long, tall fence surrounding the sidewalk cafe of the new William Street Common bar and restaurant at 39th and […]


4.9 Million Philadelphia Parking Tickets Since 2012

The City of Philadelphia just released a massive and fascinating new data set that includes every single parking ticket issued in the city since 2012. […]


The Brief: Pay by Phone Parking Coming to Philly Really Soon

1. Parking kiosk down again? No problem. The gist: PlanPhilly reports that the Philadelphia Parking Authority has picked a company — Pango USA — to […]


The Five “Jane’s Walk” Tours in Philadelphia You Should Definitely Go To

If senioritis kicked in early when you were in college and you subsequently “forgot” to do the assigned The Death and Life of American Great Cities reading, […]