Posts Tagged ‘blight’

Broken Window Economics

Broken Window Economics

October 17, 2016  |  Morning Blend

Study looks at indirect returns on investment in blighted neighborhoods, PennDOT awards grants on four infrastructure projects, former Italian parish church recalls advent of commercial air travel, and Grace Kelly’s family repurchases Henry Ave home > more

Philly, In The Round

Philly, In The Round

July 21, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Atop One Liberty in black-and-white, previewing the NTI legacy, construction begins on East Kensington’s Fairgrounds, and anticipating park improvements in Bella Vista > more

The Other Side Of The Tracks: A Tale Of Two Trestles

The Other Side Of The Tracks: A Tale Of Two Trestles

April 29, 2015  |  Vantage

The city is full of incidental boundaries that can often shape an area's socioeconomic character and influence housing prices and future development. More often than not, rail lines break neighborhoods into highly divided sections, creating an urban rift between prosperity and blight. David Hilbert examines the economics behind the "right" and "wrong" side of the train tracks in West Philly and Port Richmond > more

A New Way To Right Blight

A New Way To Right Blight

November 4, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Returning citizens salvaging from blighted properties, the economics of bike corral deregulations, design charrette to consider two shuttered schools, and a new fountain for a South Philly park > more

Eakins-Inspired Mural Coming To Girard Avenue Bridge This May

Eakins-Inspired Mural Coming To Girard Avenue Bridge This May

March 10, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Mural honors four generations of rowing in Philadelphia, Commonwealth Court upholds methadone clinic permit in Holmesburg, City Council seeing results in blight fight, and a baseball exhibit opens this week at the National Museum of American Jewish History > more