Great March Back?

Courtesy of The Atlantic Cities

  • As The Atlantic Cities conjectures, it was during the last decade that “Americans were [expected] to make their great march back to the city.” While that might not have panned out as expected, Eric Jaffe analyzes the census data, ascertaining that the real takeaway is the piecemeal rise of the urban core. And Philadelphia is his primary example.
  • Central Delaware Advocacy Group is currently preparing its second progress evaluation of the Central Delaware ten step Action Plan, reports PlanPhilly. While citing a few concern and suggestions, the Group is overwhelmingly encouraged.
  • The Inquirer positions Philadelphia Media Network’s move to the old Strawbridge & Clothier building as another stab at Market East revival. The Inquirer, Daily News, and will take the third floor in the aristocrat of department stores. Expect Times Square-like LED displays at street level. No news yet on Bart Blatstein’s plans for the Inquirer building on N. Broad.
  • Newsworks looks at the return of the city’s Mounted Patrol Unit, which once had some 190 horses before it was disbanded in 2004. Relying heavily on donations from the business community, the Police Department must purchase (often rescue) and train enough horses to reestablish the unit effectively.
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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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