Mixed-Use Rodin Square Gets Final Approval


Rodin Square Rendering, via philly.com

Rodin Square Rendering | Image: MV+A Architects, via Philly.com

  • The Philadelphia Green Condo/Co-op Initiative (GCCI)’s second annual Condo Congress will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 3:30-8PM, at The Academy of the Natural Sciences of Drexel University. “This half-day conference features four workshops, a general session on energy benchmarking, opportunities to network, and an exhibitor hall. Topics include energy efficiency, vegetated roofs, financing large sustainable projects.” For additional information, click HERE.
  • The Atlantic Cities relates the findings of a recent report (prepared by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund) concerning the demographic effects of gentrification in the East Coast’s three largest Chinatowns in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. “Researchers say the neighborhoods are rapidly getting more expensive and less useful to the people who need them most. From 2000 to 2010, the share of the Asian population fell in all three Chinatowns. In Boston, it dropped from 57 percent of the population in 2000 to 46 percent in 2010; in New York, it shifted from 48 percent to 45 percent. In Philadelphia is fell from 49 percent to 42 percent.”
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