Posts Tagged ‘vacant schools’

Drexel's John Fry On Innovation Neighborhood, Schools, UCHS, & The Culture Of

Drexel’s John Fry On Innovation Neighborhood, Schools, UCHS, & The Culture Of “Moving Fast”

December 18, 2013  |  Vantage

This week, Hidden City's Nathaniel Popkin and Bradley Maule met with Drexel University President John Fry to talk campus development, partnerships, ideas for his proposed "innovation neighborhood," and his vision for integrated high density development linked to high speed rail > more

At University City High, Possibility Amidst Pain

At University City High, Possibility Amidst Pain

October 10, 2013  |  Vantage

Certainly the most tantalizing school site to be going on the market is the seven acre University City High School Campus, wedged between Penn and Drexel. The history of institutional involvement, however, is long and painful, says Nathaniel Popkin, who meditates on past failures and future possibilities. Bradley Maule's photo essay on the school campus helps tell the story > more

Spare A Dime For Bok's Memories: WPA Play Begins Tonight

Spare A Dime For Bok’s Memories: WPA Play Begins Tonight

April 18, 2013  |  News

The group CosaCosa brings the politics of the New Deal into a New Deal-funded auditorium in a school about to close--a song cycle for a cycle of economics and politics. Katrina Ohstrom previews the PIFA performance in words and photos > more

Great Depression To Great Recession: The Life And Death Of Bok High

Great Depression To Great Recession: The Life And Death Of Bok High

April 17, 2013  |  Vantage

A lens on American education policy at Bok, one of the only school buildings in the city to have been built completely by the WPA. Its closing leaves a students adrift and the future of vocational education in doubt. Katrina Ohstrom has the story and photos > more

The Geography Of Retreat

The Geography Of Retreat

April 12, 2013  |  Vantage

Hidden City has covered more churches and schools that have closed, are closing, or might be closing, than we'd really care to. John Vidumsky has plotted them on a citywide map to illustrate just how widespread the closings have been, and to place them into their geographical context > more