Mike Szilagyi was born in the Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia, and raised in both Logan and what was the far edge of suburbia near Valley Forge. He found himself deeply intrigued by both the built landscape and by the natural “lay of the land.” Where things really get interesting is the fluid, intricate, multi-layered interface between the two.
The Schuylkill River Trail is back in business between Shawmont and Montgomery County. Mike Szilagyi tells us how it got here—and where it's going > more
SEPTA's recent sustainability award and it's advertising claims belie a bias against clean electric trolleys and electric trolleybuses, says writer Mike Szilagyi. Even hybrid diesel buses, he says, are hardly green > more
Ever wondered why some buildings are turned at odd angles? > more
The soldier who stands at the corner of 2nd and Spring Garden is one of the only remaining public artifacts from Philadelphia's sin-soaked Tenderloin district. Mike Szilagyi looks at the history of the Tenderloin doughboy statue. > more
The key to urban bike safety is the use of parking lanes and collaboration with the police, say leading edge Dutch Bike planners, here to to explore the cycling possibilities. They'll present tonight in a public forum at Temple University > more