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What We're Reading: Week of March 6, 2023

What We're Reading

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

Lowe’s is deploying security robots outside four of its Philadelphia stores, in a pilot that it is rolling out in a few states

by Stephanie Farr for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Updated on Mar 11, 2023

HEATHER KHALIFA / Staff Photographer

The Inquirer reported on ULI’s recent “Parking Wars” forum that explored the different perspectives on the role of street parking in the life of the city and in expanding development

by Thomas Fitzgerald, Mar 10, 2023

Gov. Shapiro’s nominees to head the Attorney General’s office and the State Police were both approved by the State Senate with strong bi-partisan support

by Anthony Hennen for The Center Square, Mar 6, 2023

Drexel Metro Finance examined the pandemic of wholesalers preying on lower income homeowners, particularly in neighborhoods of color in cities across the United States. Their study focused on Philadelphia, Jacksonville, and Richmond

by BRUCE KATZ, BEN PREIS, KEVIN GILLEN for The Philadelphia Citizen, Mar 3, 2023

Drexel University is partnering with Gattuso Development Partners to build a 520,000 SF multi-use life sciences building to compete head to head with Boston and San Francisco as this industry in growing in Philadelphia and is already 45% pre-leased

by Paul Schwedelson for the Philadelphia Business Journal, Feb 8, 2023

Wildlife corridors to protect Pennsylvania wildlife in crossing barriers like highways are being proposed in the State House

by Cassie Miller for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star, Feb 1, 2023

Parents are pushing back on the new process for admitting students to the city’s special admission schools, raising concerns that something that helped parents feel better about education is the city is being broken without even achieving the goals of making the changes

by Kristen A. Graham for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Updated on Feb 26, 2023

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