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Sandy Smith

Weighing Futures In The Central Northeast

Weighing Futures In The Central Northeast

December 5, 2013  |  News

Reversing car dependency, creating pedestrian scale on Cottman Avenue, increasing density and mixed-uses, and preserving Midcentury Modern commercial architecture are key features of the plan as it head toward its final form. Sandy Smith reports > more

With Both Expanding, Can Recreational And Industrial Uses Coexist On The Delaware?

With Both Expanding, Can Recreational And Industrial Uses Coexist On The Delaware?

October 17, 2013  |  Vantage

Sandy Smith thinks through the issues as recreation and port activities come face to face along--and in--the Delaware > more

As Central Northeast District Plan Moves Forward, Cottman Avenue Becomes Focus

As Central Northeast District Plan Moves Forward, Cottman Avenue Becomes Focus

October 8, 2013  |  Vantage

The Planning Commission's Central Northeast District Plan should be ready for action in the spring, but in the meantime they're engaging Northeast residents with meetings and workshops to guide their direction. Sandy Smith reports on last week's which focused on Cottman Avenue, Northeast's downtown > more

As The Zoning Code Turns One, A Reminder That Planning Is Political

As The Zoning Code Turns One, A Reminder That Planning Is Political

August 8, 2013  |  Soapbox

The first in our assessment of the new zoning code on its first anniversary, Sandy Smith explores the rewards and dangers of an inherently political process > more

On The Book Of Bacon: A Q&A With Greg Heller

On The Book Of Bacon: A Q&A With Greg Heller

May 14, 2013  |  Vantage

Greg Heller's biography of Ed Bacon—the first of its kind on the famous city planner—officially launches on Thursday with a reading and signing at the Center For Architecture. Sandy Smith sits down with Heller to discuss Bacon, his life, and his influence > more