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Gayle Christiansen

Gayle Christiansen began exploring the ins and outs of Camden as a middle school science teacher in the City. She has since written a chapter about Camden’s vibrant, essential and overlooked small businesses in Transforming Minds and Cities: Economy, Equity, and Environment, a forthcoming edited volume by Vanderbilt University Press. Gayle earned a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College and Master of City Planning degree from MIT. She is a sometimes blogger with MIT’s CoLab Radio and part of the Project H.O.M.E. community in North Central Philadelphia.

With Views Of Divine Lorraine, Affordable Units On North Broad

With Views Of Divine Lorraine, Affordable Units On North Broad

November 12, 2012  |  Buzz

Sustainable mixed-use project at Broad and Ridge to offer 53 affordable units, retail, and office space--and great views of the monument across the street > more

At Broad And Erie, A Building With The Future In Mind

At Broad And Erie, A Building With The Future In Mind

September 13, 2012  |  News

Atkin Olshin Schade's new Community Legal Services building in North Philly is designed to ease the stress of the agency's clients, reports contributor Gayle Christiansen > more

Living Like The 1800s: Arch Street Meeting House

Living Like The 1800s: Arch Street Meeting House

July 16, 2012  |  Found

In Old City, there's no better example of a building unchanged by time. Gayle Christiansen gives us the tour > more

A Tale of Two Goats

A Tale of Two Goats

April 26, 2012  |  Vantage

There may never be a fairy tale ending for the nation's poorest city, but Gayle Christiansen discovers a Billy Goat, Peter Pan and more in Camden's Johnson Park > more