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  • City planner Jennifer Barr opines that the less than preferred community turnout at input meetings for district plans of Philadelphia2035 refers to just how far the city has let the notion of comprehensive plans slip from public imagination. Plan Philly looks at the general framework for the West Park and the Lower South plans, both of which include extending the urban grid.
  • Newsworks looks at the Pennsylvania Hospital’s new exhibit, “Flowers to Pharmacy,” a retrospective of herbal concoctions commonly employed in eighteenth century Philadelphia. “You can kind of understand where they were going with that, without having the tools that we do today, that was a pretty good way to start thinking about things,” curator Stacey Peeples shared.
  • The City Paper previews plans for the Lower Schuylkill, admitting that the large swatches of industrial land are contaminated and necessarily in need of little more than industrial re-interpretation. Beyond this adjustment, the extension of waterfront trails and a more advantageous use of its proximity to a growing international airport are also discussed.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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  1. “Homeopathy” is not another word for “herbal” or “traditional”. It’s very specific idea and lucrative way to get people to pay good money for distilled water. Herbal medicine is rightly seen as primitive but scientific. Homeopathy is neither.

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