What We're Reading: 8/6/18


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.

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