Stephen Stofka is interested in the urban form and the way we change it. A graduate of the Geography and Urban Studies program at Temple University, he enjoys examining the architecture, siting, streetscapes, transportation, access, and other subtle elements that make a city a city.
Four new residential towers are transforming the West Philly skyline, changing the landscape above and altering our visual environment below. Hidden City contributor and in-house urbanist Stephen Stofka pulls out the red pen and puts them through the test > more
We continue with our dissection of the exterior architecture of new row houses in G-Ho with a look at the front entrance--the good, the bad, and the ugly > more
What makes one row house look better than another? We've got some possible answers in this survey of new construction in G-Ho > more
With planning to begin on the underground City Branch railroad connecting to the Reading Viaduct, we asked our contributor Stephen Stofka to provide an alternate vision for light rail extending from the heart of Center City to Fairmount Park and beyond. He says it could cost a fraction of the cost of green space and is practically "shovel ready" > more
Forgotten waterfall, trolly route, and 18th century villa...Stephen Stofka unlocks the secrets of the lost landscape of Chamounix, in Fairmount Park > more