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Stephen Stofka

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.

Temple University Station Development Sister of New York "Legacy Project" Via Verde

Temple University Station Development Sister of New York "Legacy Project" Via Verde

December 20, 2011  |  News

The developer who created the Bronx's Via Verde, a new model for green, high density affordable housing, has the promising Paseo Verde, a North Philadelphia version, in the works > more

When Caesar's Palace Meets Publisher's Clearing House

When Caesar’s Palace Meets Publisher’s Clearing House

December 19, 2011  |  Soapbox

Fishtown's near run-in with a casino den last week was a first, but by no means will it be the last. Here's how a "sweepstakes cafe" operates and why we should worry > more

Drexel's Master Plan Moving Forward

Drexel’s Master Plan Moving Forward

December 13, 2011  |  News

As the first large project breaks ground in 2012, Drexel finds itself in love with all things urban > more

Occupy Philly As Spontaneous Urbanism, Part III

Occupy Philly As Spontaneous Urbanism, Part III

November 30, 2011  |  Vantage

Steve Stofka's evolving photographic analysis of the Dilworth camp--final chapter > more

Occupy Philly's Spontaneous Urbanism

Occupy Philly’s Spontaneous Urbanism

November 18, 2011  |  Vantage

The tent city at Dilworth Plaza displays a spontaneous, complex, emergent urbanism--Follow Stephen Stofka's camera through Occupy Philly and see why > more