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What We're Reading: Week of June 5, 2023

What We're Reading

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

Temple University would like to see more students living along the Broad Street corridor to increase safety and reduce town gown tensions, spurring a new 900-bed private partnership with Temple: Temple eyes 900-bed mixed-use development on North Broad, acquires more property - Philadelphia Business Journal (

by Ryan Mulligan for the Philadelphia Business Journal, Updated Jun 9, 2023

American Airlines, the largest carrier at PHL, is responding to reduced business travel as it rebuilds from pandemic cutbacks: American Airlines makes cuts, changes due to drop in business travel (

by Ariana Perez-Castells, Jun 9, 2023

The Economy League of Philadelphia released an updated study of housing cost burden in Philadelphia: Economy League – Philadelphia’s Housing Cost-burden: A Pre- and Post-Pandemic Comparison

by Emmeline Danforth and Mike Shields, Jun 8, 2023

Seven PREIT board members tender resignations after a shareholder revolt over rising debt and falling share prices: Majority of PREIT board offers resignations after shareholder vote (

While Build to Rent housing construction is cooling slightly, long range demand is projected to keep on a steady pace, mostly concentrated in the South and Southwest: Build-to-rent boom still happening but demand has cooled from pandemic peaks - Philadelphia Business Journal (

by Ashley Fahey – Editor, The National Observer: Real Estate Edition, Updated Jun 5, 2023

Philly native Kristen Welker will be the next host of NBC’s Meet The Press: Who is Kristen Welker, NBC's new 'Meet the Press' host and Chuck Todd's replacement? (

by Rob Tornoe, Updated Jun 5, 2023

Langan was recognized by ENR as the best design firm in New York City for 2023: Best Firm in the Big Apple | Langan

by Mark Devaney, LEED AP

The newly revised Citizen Police Oversight Commission is experiencing early controversy as one third of the inaugural board resigns: A third of Philadelphia police oversight board resigns in protest (

by Jordan Levy, May 30, 2023

The Inquirer looks at Cherelle Parker’s views on “reflexive opposition” to new development and extends that from new Center City projects to new development in neighborhoods across Philadelphia: When it comes to development issues, Cherelle Parker must think broadly about Philly’s growth | Editorial (

by The Editorial Board, Updated May 27, 2023

Inga Saffron looks at the change in policy regarding Historic Districts during the Kenney administration and looks ahead to recommendations for the next administration: Are historic districts the solution to Philadelphia’s preservation crisis? (

by Inga Saffron for The Inquirer, Updated Apr 30, 2023


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