Building a Goldilocks City

What’s lost in the furor over the fate of Jewelers Row is a larger debate about how Philly really wants to grow

By Diana Lind

How Philly Influenced Jane Jacobs

In an excerpt from the new biography of the citizen activist turned urban planner, guess which city showed her how not to do redevelopment?

By Robert Kanigel

Meet The Disruptor: Locus Partners

The Center City architecture firm links design with social good. Their mission? Making communities stronger.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

South Philly Split on Broad Street Parking

Our survey shows a small preference for continuing to allow parking on the median—and lots of anger on both sides of the issue

By Stephen St.Vincent

Take the Poll: Parking on the Broad Street Median?

Clearing cars from the median during the DNC has renewed calls to ban the quirky practice. Yo, South Philly, what do you think?

By Stephen St.Vincent

Bobbing and Weaving Through A Minefield

Filmmaker El Sawyer has gone from from prisoner to presidential advisor with one goal: Helping ex-inmates make it on the outside

By Emma Eisenberg

We Are Mantua

A community-led effort is paving the way for a “greenway” in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods

By Emma Eisenberg

Wanted—Developers to Sue City Council

With Ori Feibush’s win over Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, is Councilmanic Prerogative on the ropes? One crusading attorney hopes so

By Larry Platt

Councilmanic Prerogative On Trial

This week, the longstanding tradition gets tested in Federal court. Here’s a better way to manage public assets

By Jeremy Nowak

Affordable Housing, Development and the Future of the City

A recap of tweets, photos and videos from our panel discussion on affordable housing, development and the future of the city