- Plan Philly was on hand for Tuesday night’s University City District (UCD) presentation on how it is contributing to the city’s much-prided walkability factor. “Place is always more important than parking,” said Ethan Kent of the Project for Public Spaces, evincing up a popular mantra of planners especially concerned with these issues.
- UCD also presents Heart & Soul, an imaginative promotion of self-expression in West Philadelphia. At eight locations, specially decorated pianos will be available for the public to play over the next ten days. For a map of the locations, click HERE.
- Philadelphia Neighborhoods talks with the Carroll Park Friends, the group responsible for recent renovations of the West Philadelphia public space as they reflect on the site’s history and their mission to return it as more approachable community center.
- As Councilman Bill Greenlee’s bill requiring the City’s Council’s approval for any new bike lane collects more support among the body (and the mayor), an Inquirer Editorial challenges assertions that the public should have more influence on this issue, seeing as the public has been involved in every step of usual process of setting up new lanes.
About the author
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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