Green City Hues

  • The Inquirer discusses the new Penn Park with the university’s president, Amy Gutmann, who hopes the park—with its “big sky” view—will better connect West Philadelphia with Center City. See Lauren Drapala’s review of the park in Soap Box tomorrow.
  • PlanPhilly reports on yesterday’s “Leading the Way: Population Growth Downtown” report presented by Center City District chief Paul Levy. Levy wants the school district to take advantage of the downtown baby boom.
  • The Manayunk Neighborhood Council approved two new projects in its recent monthly meeting. Newsworks explores the community’s concerns that the new townhouses on Leverington Avenue and restaurant on Main Street will exacerbate traffic and public drunkenness concerns, respectively.
  • looks at OLIN Studio’s winning design for Brewerytown in April’s international Living City Design Competition. The Philadelphia landscape architecture firm’s plan envisioned a web of green initiatives to transform the neighborhood over the next 25 years.
  • Randy LoBasso of PhillyNow wonders if SEPTA’s enthusiasm for earning the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification for its recent renovations of the Fox Chase Regional Rail Station is misplaced given the scarcity of federal funds.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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