Here's what we're reading this week about the projects, people and policies driving local development:
Generocity: The Village of Arts and Humanities just won an ArtPlace grant to build a ‘civic power studio’
12/8/17, Julie Zeglen
The Village of Arts and Humanities was awarded a major grant towards its place-based arts and civics project.
Philadelphia Citizen: THE EAGLES HAVE ALREADY WON THE SUPER BOWL…OF SOCIAL IMPACT
12/8/17, Larry Platt
The Philadelphia Citizen describes why the Eagles are the most civic engaged team in the NFL.
Inquirer: Philly puts aside $3.4M more for Sharswood properties
12/14/17, Claudia Vargas
PHA racks up even more costs for Sharswood, to set aside compensation for condemned properties, many of which have tax liens in excess of their value.
Generocity: Tell the Philly school district what you think ‘local control’ should look like
12/14/17, Albert Hong
Mayor Kenney starts first steps to decide what a City controlled School Board would look like and what considerations are most important in assembling School Board members.
PlanPhilly: Design professionals discuss how to make room for all races in Philly public spaces
The role of race in the design of public spaces was the topic of a forum for design professionals.
WHYY: How six House bills could change the way Pa. budgets
12/16/17, Katie Meyer
The State House passed several bills to limit the Governor’s fiscal authority during budget impasses, and change some rules around the budget process, but the bills did not include limiting payment to House members during budget impasses.