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All In The News tagged "PlanPhilly"

Almost 450 Residences Coming to South Philly Waterfront Land Once Eyed for Casino

Nancy Trainer, associate vice president of Planning and Design and chair of Philadelphia's Civic Design Review board, was quoted in a Jan. 8 Plan Philly story about a residential development planned for the waterfront in South Philadelphia.

Philly ‘Health Gap’ Varies by Neighborhood, City Finds

The Dornsife School of Public Health was mentioned in an Aug. 3 Plan Philly post as a leader in the creation of a new report on the health of Philadelphia's neighborhoods.

Possible Future Uses for PES Refinery Call Into Question Cleanup Plans There

Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 3 Plan Philly story about plans for the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery site.

Philly Refinery Fire Under Investigation; Pollution Impact Unclear

Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in a June 11 Plan Philly story about the health effects resulting from a fire Monday night at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery.

Fishtown developer proposes fence; gives neighbors the ‘middle finger’

Nancy Trainer, associate vice president and university architect, was quoted in a Dec. 5 Plan Philly story about a 95-unit apartment building being built in Fishtown. Trainer is chair of the Civic Design Review committee, which has expressed concerns about plans for the project, including a fence that would limit the neighborhood's access to green space.

City design board, neighbors decry plan for Callowhill storage facility

Nancy Trainer, associate vice president of Planning and Design, was quoted in a Nov. 6 Plan Philly post about the city's Civic Design Review Board opposing the construction of a six-story storage facility in the Callowhill neighborhood. Trainer is chair of the Design Review Board.

As Drexel Transforms University City, Nearby Communities Prepare for Gentrification

Drexel President John Fry and Lucy Kerman, PhD, senior vice provost for University and Community Partnerships, were quoted in a July 13 Plan Philly story about Schuylkill Yards and how its development will impact the surrounding neighborhoods. The story was picked up by the Phildelphia Business Journal and WHYY.

With Nation's First City-Owned Mussel Hatchery, Philly Employing Bivalves in Battle to Improve Water Quality

Danielle Kreeger, PhD, a research associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for a May 1 PlanPhilly story on Philadelphia’s new city-owned freshwater mussel hatchery. The college along with the Academy of Natural Sciences has partnered with the city for the hatchery, of which Kreeger serves as lead scientist. Roger Thomas, of the Academy, was also interviewed.

With South Philadelphia Refinery in Bankruptcy Proceedings, Neighbors See an Opportunity for Cleaner Air

Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Jan. 31 Plan Philly story about community groups near the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia pushing for more stringent air quality regulations now that PES has filed for bankruptcy.

How West Philadelphia Businesses Answer MLK's Call to Action

The EAT Cafe, of the Dornsife School of Public Health's Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was mentioned in a Jan. 15 PlanPhilly opinion piece (penned by a Drexel alum) that included the pay-what-you-can restaurant as a business that is helping to keep Martin Luther King's dreams alive.

Not Built in a Day: One of PlanPhilly's Creators Reflects on a Decade of Dedicated Built-Environment Coverage

Harris Steinberg, a professor in Westphal College and executive director of the Lindy Center For Urban Innovation, was mentioned in a Nov. 27 Plan Philly blog post about the genesis of the blog and its impact on the public's perception of urban planning in the city. 

Not Exactly Prime: Philly’s Taxing Business Environment Doesn’t Help Odds of Landing Amazon’s HQ2

Kevin Gillen, PhD, a senior research fellow in the Lindy Institute For Urban Innovation was quoted in an Oct. 18 Plan Philly story that was also featured on WHYY's website about how Philadelphia's taxing business environment may affect the city's bid for Amazon's HQ2. He was also quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about SEPTA’s proposed Norristown High Speed Line extension to King of Prussia that was picked up by Bisnow.