- Nearing the end of its design development phase, Penn’s Neural-Behavioral Science building at 38th Street & University Avenue is projected to open in 2016, reports the Daily Pennsylvanian. Costing $68.6 million, the project’s 76.5K square feet of space will allow the university’s scattered life science majors the chance to congregate. “It promises to be a vital hub for students and faculty who are committed to exploring new areas in the life sciences and neuroscience,” says Rebecca Bushnell, the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.
- Controller Alan Butkovitz critiques a lack of oversight by several city agencies, who he says failed to protect the interests of residents of North Central Philly by not doing enough to counter dumping and other flagrant violations by developers in the Temple University area.
- Eyes on the Street looks at efforts to create a key connection in the East Coast Greenway Trail, with the greening of Kingsessing’s 58th Street, linking Cobbs Creek with Bartram’s Garden. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council hopes that the greenway will be complete next month, but by the looks of it, might need a bit more time.
- Come see “The Switched-On Garden 002,”which will help close out this year’s DesignPhiladelphia conference on October 14. “Participants will have the opportunity to wander Bartram’s Garden and connect with their natural environment through live music, performance and sculpture that blurs the distinction between biological and digital worlds. Free and open to the public.”
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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