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What We're Reading: Week of May 15, 2023

What We're Reading

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

Councilmember Squilla faces increasing pressure and questions from both sides 🏀of the Sixer's Market East arena proposal, amid concerns about the projected impact on Chinatown and its community

by Justin Sweitzer & Harrison Cann for City & State Pennsylvania

🚸As pedestrian deaths in Pennsylvania rise, lawmakers propose increased driver fines, while safe street advocates call for better road design

by Anthony Hennen for The Center Square, May 15, 2023

Editorial: Advocating for three bills in the PA House, including one calling for 💳financial literacy training in public schools across the Commonwealth

by The Tribune-Democrat Editorial Staff, May 15, 2023

State Impact PA lays out the benefits of Pennsylvania joining RGGI

by Jon Hurdle for Inside Climate News, May 13, 2023

🪹 The New York Times lays out the impact of a shift in major cities from being primarily office employment centers to being destinations for tourists and business travelers and looks at changes to single-use zoning to move to meet this change in how cities stay vibrant

by Edward L. Glaeser and Carlo Ratti, May 10, 2023

📜 Two Philadelphia sites were named to this year’s “11 Most Endangered Places in America” list from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Henry Ossawa Tanner House in Strawberry Mansion, and Chinatown

by Valerie Russ for The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 9, 2023

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