Archive for Possible City

How Spruce Street Harbor Park Succeeds

How Spruce Street Harbor Park Succeeds

June 26, 2014  |  Possible City

In a city of squandered opportunities, here's an intervention that transforms the way we interact with space--and the city. Nathaniel Popkin reviews the new Spruce Street Harbor Park, opening tomorrow > more

How Can You Know What It Means To Be Here

How Can You Know What It Means To Be Here

June 24, 2014  |  Possible City

What explains the power of place, of Fairmount Park especially, to give meaning to our lives? Nathaniel Popkin on three writers drawn to the park, including the great poet Stephen Berg, who died 12 days ago > more

On Revolution Museum, Readers Have Spoken

On Revolution Museum, Readers Have Spoken

March 18, 2014  |  Possible City

Signees of the "Declaration of Architectural Independence" had a lot to say about the proposed design for the Museum > more

PVM, RIP

PVM, RIP

February 10, 2014  |  Possible City

Few could dream the possible city as well as Paul vanMeter, the landscape gardener and founder of ViaductGreene, who died suddenly Thursday. Nathaniel Popkin's tribute > more

A Story In Letters

A Story In Letters

November 21, 2013  |  Possible City

A chance realization leads to this meditation on neighborhood change by Nathaniel Popkin > more