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What We're Reading: 10/13/2017

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

10/6/2017, Jake Blumgart

Councilman Jones introduces a surprise “just cause” anti-eviction bill, defining a “solution” to a problem that actually isn’t related to the vast majority of tenant evictions that occur in Philadelphia.

10/6/2017, Melissa Romero

Chinatown CDC’s Eastern Tower project finally broke ground. The 20 story tower will have market-rate apartments and a long-awaited community center.

9/10/2017, Joe Cortwright

A recent study shows that gentrification has minimal effect on movement patterns in neighborhoods, but the changing demographics highlight existing levels of movement in gentrifying neighborhoods, while not looking at economically stagnant neighborhoods with similar amounts of turnover, especially among renter populations.

10/4/2017, The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

The Lincoln Institute released an updated study on inclusionary zoning, as a follow up to their 2015 report.

10/12/2017, Jake Blumgart

Jones Lang LaSalle reports that jobs have grown in Philadelphia by 5% since 2007, while Philadelphia’s suburbs have seen jobs decline by 0.3% since 2007. This report looks at why, and its impact on the office rental market in Center City.

10/10/2017, Steve Dubb

The new Executive Director of Philadelphia’s Land Bank comes to the post trying to live up to the goals for the recent wave of land banks in post-industrial states.

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