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What We're Reading: Week of July 31, 2023


What We're Reading

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


Penn topped out its latest building, Amy Gutmann Hall, being built with heavy timber framing that will be exposed within the building, making it a demonstration for green building techniques

by Lauren Hertzler, Jul 28, 2023


After decades of new residential construction being concentrated in the collar counties, the new construction activity has shifted to inside Philadelphia

by Jake Blumgart and Ryan W. Briggs for The Inquirer, Updated Aug 8, 2023


The Inquirer looks at a range of impacts on businesses as Made in America announced its cancellation for this Labor Day weekend

by Ariana Perez-Castells and Ximena Conde, Updated Aug 10, 2023


The writers and actors strikes don’t just impact Hollywood itself, they have a financial impact in places where filming has been active, like Philadelphia

by Emma Dooling for the Philadelphia Business Journal, Jul 31, 2023


After 34 years leading what is arguably the most effective homelessness prevention organization in the country, Sister Mary Scullion and Joan McConnon, Project HOME’s founders, are stepping down

by Alfred Lubrano, Updated Jul 27, 2023


The Inquirer picked up what local TV news outlets missed, that a recent affordable housing rally outside City Hall was composed of many out of town attendees of the Center for Popular Democracy’s national meeting at the nearby Pennsylvania Convention Center

by Jesse Bunch, Jul 22, 2023


Although the Pennsylvania state budget finally got passed and signed, there are additional steps needed for some programs, notably school funding related, that need to happen to get the funds to where they have been allocated

by Brooke Schultz for the AP, Updated Aug 3, 2023


Pennsylvania’s $350 million homeowner assistance program is facing multiple delays in getting funds to homeowners at risk of foreclosure, sheriff sale or utility cutoffs

by Charlotte Keith of Spotlight PA, Aug 7, 2023

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