What We're Reading: 3/17/2017

Here's what we're reading this week about the projects, people and policies driving local development:

Inquirer Editorial: City's history shouldn't take a back seat to development

3/20/2017, Inquirer Editorial Board

Lack of a city or state policy around uncovered remains leaves developers to figure out how to handle uncovered remains, adding to uncertainty around construction delays, Inquirer calls for government to set predictable procedure.

Is this the holy grail project that could jump-start revitalization of North Philly?

3/18/2017, Jacob Adelman

North Philadelphia’s Amtrak station could become the hub of a new mixed use, multi-building development project.

Meet the Architects Behind Detroit’s Next Act: Maurice Cox and R. Steven Lewis are designing a new way forward for the Motor City

3/13/2017, Aaron Foley

Detroit is building up its Planning Department to reach out for 21st century relevant approaches to rebuilding the City.

Tech in metros: The strong are getting stronger 3/8/2017, Mark Muro and Sifan Liu Philadelphia is lagging far behind other metros in growth of tech jobs, according to recent Brookings Metropolitan analysis.

Blighted Beury Building may be the next North Broad Street comeback tale

2/27/2017, Jacob Adelman

With rehabilitation of the Divine Lorraine nearly complete, focus is shifting to another iconic vacant tower further up N. Broad Street.