Posts Tagged ‘blight’

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  |  Development

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

Mr. Mayor, Seal This Building

Mr. Mayor, Seal This Building

March 21, 2012  |  Preservation

If the City doesn't start keeping a closer eye on the Divine Lorraine, a fire like the one that occurred there yesterday could happen again--with far more devastating consequences > more