Here's what we're reading this week about the projects, people and policies driving local development:
Next City: Demystifying the Real Estate Development World for Minority Youth
Emily Nonko, 8/1/18
A new model is getting urban minority youth interested in real estate development as a career path.
The Philadelphia Citizen: Clean Up, Philly
Roxanne Patel Shepelavy, 8/7/18
What does it take to get street cleaning accomplished in Philadelphia?
Inquirer: Philly Council spent a year on an affordable housing plan. What if Mayor Kenney vetoes it?
Inga Saffron, 8/9/18
Inga Saffron ponders alternatives to the construction tax to fund affordable housing.
WHYY: Parking Authority chief Petri offers up a sweeping legislative agenda for change
Jim Saska, 8/9/18
Philadelphia Parking Authority chief Scott Petri outlines bold proposals to change PPA to free up streets, reduce congestion and increase revenue to Philadelphia schools.
Next City: Reactivating Abandoned Buildings through Local Ownership in Smaller Cities
Jared Brey, 8/9/18
A redevelopment model from upstate New York shows how working with small landlords and small properties (1-4 units) affordable rental units can be created at low cost while building income and wealth for small landlords.