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What We're Reading: Week of January 16, 2023


What We're Reading

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


Econsult Solutions completed a report for the City of New York with specific recommendations for converting office buildings to residential use to help revitalize business districts and to provide needed new housing to supplement more expensive new construction

by Press Office at N.Y. City Hall, Jan 9, 2023


The Inquirer reports on former Mayor Nutter’s clear declaration while moderating a mayoral forum that he will not be running for Mayor again, now or at any time in the future

by Anna Orso for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan 17, 2023


Durst Organization put a pause on its construction of a new mixed use tower on the Delaware waterfront north of the Ben Franklin Bridge, while continuing negotiations for sites south of the bridge

by Paul Schwedelson for the Philadelphia Business Journal, Jan 4, 2023


 

Philadelphia Magazine presents a long analysis of Philadelphia School District Superintendent Tony Watlington’s first six months heading the District

by David Murrell, Jan 14, 2023


🤝 St Joseph’s University will expand its offerings in health sciences and open up the possibility for a partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Health System through an announced merger with Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Lancaster

by Ryan Mulligan for the Philadelphia Business Journal, Updated Jan 18, 2023


by Kelly Leighton, PA Association of Realtors®️, Jan 4, 2023

 

The first widely attended mayoral forum, sponsored by the African American Chamber of Commerce, turned testy, the full video link is in the Inquirer’s article

by Valerie Russ, Jan 17, 2023

Eight mayoral candidates are on stage during a forum Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. From left are: Grocery store owner Jeff Brown; retired Municipal Court Judge James DeLeon; former City Councilmembers Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, Helen Gym, Derek Green, and Cherelle Parker; former City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart; and former City Councilmember Allan Domb. DiverseForce and the African American Chamber of Commerce hosted the event with members of the BBeX Network of professionals (Black and Brown Excellence). Tom Gralish / Staff Photographer
Eight mayoral candidates are on stage during a forum Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. From left are: Grocery store owner Jeff Brown; retired Municipal Court Judge James DeLeon; former City Councilmembers Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, Helen Gym, Derek Green, and Cherelle Parker; former City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart; and former City Councilmember Allan Domb. DiverseForce and the African American Chamber of Commerce hosted the event with members of the BBeX Network of professionals (Black and Brown Excellence). 📸: Tom Gralish / Staff Photographer










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