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The entire Central Mount Airy Commercial Historic District will be the subject of the six-week long opportunity for residents to learn about the recommended zoning changes and make comments and suggestions about any future changes. more
Streetscape is a local column about architecture, city planning, and urban design. The controversy over the proposed townhome development at 30 W. Highland Ave. has sparked a debate not only about … more
The City is asking people to take part in a survey to choose from art work proposals by four artists about ways to decorate the walls and benches bookending the mall. more
The Philadelphia chapter of the American Association of Architects gave this year’s top Thomas Walter award to a West Oak Lane resident, Tiffany Millner, who mentors high school students. more
Goats clear weeds, brambles and tall grass. (Photo by Vita Giannetti) By Diane Fiske For the past two years, in Northwest Philadelphia, goats have been hired to accomplish landscape architecture … more
by Diane M. Fiske Streetscape is a regular column on architecture and planning. While a new glassy building resembling a cube is being built on Highland Avenue at Shawnee Street to house large … more
by Diane Fiske This is a local column about architecture, urban planning and regional development. This Christmas marks the second anniversary of the reopening of the Lovett Memorial Library in Mt. … more
One of two windows making up Cooper O'Neil's "This Place" in the children's section of Lovett Library. by Diane Fiske This year marks the 60th anniversary of the innovative Philadelphia program … more
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