What We're Reading: Week of January 13, 2020


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

Inquirer: Almost 20,000 Philadelphia residents responded to a survey administered by Temple University to track satisfaction with a range of City services; Mayor Kenney is using the results to inform policies for his second term

by Laura McCrystal, Updated January 14, 2020

WHYY: In City Council’s first working session of the new term, Working Party Councilmember Brooks introduced a resolution calling for hearings to examine rent control

by Jake Blumgart, January 23, 2020

KYW Newsradio: As former Councilmember Reynolds-Brown leaves City Council, she relocates downstairs in City Hall for a job working for newly elected Register of Wills, Tracy Gordon

by Pat Loeb, January 9, 2020

Inquirer: More details emerge about the new tower being built for Morgan Lewis at the west end of the Market Street corridor in Center City, as other new proposed projects emerge at the west end of Center City

by Jacob Adelman, Updated January 21, 2020

WHYY: The Redevelopment Authority followed through on foreclosing on a portfolio of affordable rentals in Germantown that had seriously deteriorated since the demise of a corrupt community organization that had developed them

by Aaron Moselle, January 22, 2020

Brookings Institute: For the first time since the US Census began tracking annual household moves in 1947, fewer than 10% of American households moved home

by William H. Frey, November 22, 2019

Pew Charitable Trusts: PICA, which holds state oversight authority for Philadelphia’s budget, including five year fiscal plans, is set to expire in 2023. The Pew Charitable Trusts takes a deep dive into what PICA does, what may happen in 2023, and the City’s options going forward

by Peter Tobia, January 7, 2020

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