What We're Reading: 8/25/2017

August 24, 2017

 

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

 

Rendell, Nutter and Street tried to clean up Philly - now it's Mayor Kenney's turn | Editorial

8/11/2017, The Inquirer Editorial Board & The Daily News Editorial Board

Mayor Kenney is the fourth mayor in a row to launch a push against litter in the fight to lose the city’s “Filthadelphia” moniker.

 

Activists press for SRC to disband itself, push mayor to start the process

8/9/2017, Greg Windle

There are renewed calls for the School Reform Commission to be abolished and for a return of local control of the Philadelphia School District.

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia launches economic growth project
8/15/2017, Ayana Jones

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia looks to use its research to propose more inclusive economic growth in the region, including workforce development, job creation, affordable housing and transportation.


L.A.'s proposed fee on new construction may not be 'one size fits all'

8/21/2017, Dakota Smith

Proposed development linkage fees in Los Angeles raise a range of concerns, with either fixed fees having differing impacts across neighborhoods, or with attempts to enact a range of fees across neighborhoods and development types.  Econsult Solution’s Lee Huang comments on these complex issues.

 

WRT’s Garlen Capita Appointed to the City of Philadelphia Planning Commission

8/23/2017

Garlen Capita, of Development Workshop member design firm, WRT is named to the Philadelphia Planning Commission.

 

The latest developments on campus development

8/18/2017, Brandon Lausch

As fall term begins, Temple’s main campus is abuzz with construction activity, and completing some projects for the start of classes.

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