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Mike Szilagyi

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.

Last Vestige Of Irish Lane

Last Vestige Of Irish Lane

August 10, 2012  |  Found

Ever wondered why some buildings are turned at odd angles? > more

The Tenderloin Doughboy

The Tenderloin Doughboy

July 3, 2012  |  Vantage

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

ThinkBike: Dutch Bike Planning Comes To Philly

ThinkBike: Dutch Bike Planning Comes To Philly

June 19, 2012  |  News

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

Regional Bike Trail System Unveiled

Regional Bike Trail System Unveiled

May 31, 2012  |  Buzz

Mike Szilagyi reports on the creation and branding of the The Circuit, a 250 mile non-motorized trail network local officials envision eventually tripling to 750 miles > more

Girard Avenue Streamliners Return Sunday

Girard Avenue Streamliners Return Sunday

April 26, 2012  |  Buzz

After a six-month absence for a $1.2 million track upgrade, the vintage electric streetcars will run--on a temporarily shortened route > more