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What We're Reading: 10/21/18

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

By Tom MacDonald, October 21, 2018

Philadelphia was successful in being one of the 20 US cities awarded Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge to develop new ways to combat climate change at the city level, including reducing carbon emission from buildings.

By Michelle Bond, October 19, 2018

Filth-adelphia? The city reaches out to get residents and businesses to help combat litter.

Staff Reports, October 19, 2018

The Inquirer reached out for ways to reduce traffic congestion, here’s a range of responses that came in.

Jacob Adelman, October 23, 2018

Liberty Property Trust is divesting its office portfolio, including Comcast and Navy Yard properties, to concentrate on industrial holdings.

Kenneth Hilario, October 23, 2018

Air BnB released tax payment information for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and several PA counties.

Jarrett Lyons, October 24, 2018

After Philadelphia’s remarkable success at exceeding its three year goal for reduction of prison population—after only two years—MacArthur Foundation awarded a new $4 million dollar grant to halve the prison population and achieve racial parity.

Meir Rinde, October 24, 2018

Bruce Katz, director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab at Drexel University talks about the flexibility of the newly enacted Opportunity Zone tax credit program that could reduce the cost of redeveloping sites in several areas of Philadelphia.

Jake Blumgart, October 18, 2018

ZBA approval is granted for redevelopment of a large site in Kensington, north of Lehigh Avenue, pushing new development across the Lehigh Avenue rail viaduct.

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