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How a Philly neighborhood negotiated with a developer and won

will be one of a few new Philadelphia developments built with a community benefits agreement at its foundation. The agreement, signed by the developer, Noah Ostroff of Philly Living, and the South of ... read more

Inside Philadelphia's Broken System Of Development Approvals

“Even when a developer needs to come before a community ... Chocolate Factory site. Johnson's office did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Residents were able to protect some of the old ... read more

Once-Shuttered Factories Are Now Manufacturing Jobs in Philadelphia

Beth McConnell, of the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations ... rehabbing a former lamp factory into “artist lofts,” which will begin renting for $750 a pop sometime next ... read more

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Philadelphia’s new Rail Park is the city’s answer to Manhattan’s High Line

On the northern edge of Philadelphia ... bananas, chocolate chips, pistachios and ricotta cannoli filling. Through its parent company, 13th Street Kitchens, it was an early supporter of the Rail Park ... read more


Can high-profile park projects, catalysts for development, play nice with neighboring communities?

Community groups have organized and pushed for equitable development and guaranteed community benefits. Byron Sigcho, a leader of the Pilsen Alliance, says the group is pushing for ... Both Chicago ... read more

As Town for Deaf Takes Shape, Debate on Isolation Re-emerges

"My children don't see role models in their lives: mayors, factory managers ... and the benefits, many of them say, outweigh any concerns they have about the location. Lawrence J. Brick, a retired ... read more

Lessons for Africa from China’s Growth

Much of this news is about current Chinese investment in Africa – solar power in Malawi, nuclear power in South ... and development. As an African looking at China, today I want to go beyond the story ... read more

There is a primary next week

DAYS SINCE MURPHY-ALIGNED GROUP INTENTIONALLY BLEW OFF SELF-IMPOSED ... Now, a powerful legislator wants to sock it to the company,” by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Bob Fernandez: “South Jersey ... read more

Fitler Club: The Union League of New Philadelphia

There’s a standard question I ask everyone I talk to who’s involved in the development of the fledgling ... Carl Dranoff tells me, “David sees Philly as a fresh canvas. He has the benefit of not being ... read more

The Quest to Save LA's Century-Old Batchelder Tile Masterpiece

On the ground floor of a run-down, four-story building at 217 West Sixth Street in downtown Los Angeles, on the block between South Broadway and South ... because the passageway stands to benefit the ... read more

Baobab, Malawi’s tree of hope

How, he asks, did the ... and European shops, in chocolate, cereal bars, jams, sauces and even gin. At the end of September, the Eden Project (a group of artificial biomes containing plants from ... read more



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