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Ryan Briggs

Ryan Briggs is a journalist who lives in West Philadelphia. A veteran of several economic development agencies in Philadelphia, Ryan has contributed to the Philadelphia City Paper, Next City and other fine, local publications. Follow him on Twitter at @rw_briggs.

World Heritage City? Not Exactly

World Heritage City? Not Exactly

March 9, 2016  |  News, Vantage

Reporter Ryan Briggs parses the meaning of the recent inclusion of Philadelphia in the “Organization of World Heritage Cities” and has a look at what it might mean for historic preservation > more

Redevelopment In Sharswood: Will It Come At The Expense Of Preservation?

Redevelopment In Sharswood: Will It Come At The Expense Of Preservation?

February 24, 2016  |  Developing Challenges, News

The Philadelphia Housing Authority's most ambitious redevelopment plan in a decade will radically reshape the Sharswood neighborhood. The agency has acquired more than 300 row homes and commercial buildings through eminent domain and preservationists are worried they will be torn down > more

Fishtown Residents Push Back Against Planned Church Demolition

Fishtown Residents Push Back Against Planned Church Demolition

February 11, 2016  |  News

Can the former East Montgomery Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, for years a hub for artists and the community, be saved? Ryan Briggs reports > more

Long Blighted, The Former Native American Museum On Chestnut Street To Be Redeveloped

Long Blighted, The Former Native American Museum On Chestnut Street To Be Redeveloped

January 12, 2015  |  News

Ten years has past since the Native American Museum at 2nd and Chestnut Street has seen tenants. Rusting and rotting among a row of pristine, Old City façades, the property may see a comeback at the hands of new owners Posel Management. Ryan Briggs has the story. > more

Bid Process Reveals Uncertain Future For Delaware Power Station

Bid Process Reveals Uncertain Future For Delaware Power Station

October 30, 2014  |  Developing Challenges, News

Bids for purchase and redevelopment of the Delaware Power Station are due Monday at 5PM. What will they tell us about the monumental building's future? Ryan Briggs talks to some experts and considers the future of this part of the Delaware waterfront > more