What We're Reading: Week of June 21, 2021


What We're Reading

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

Inquirer: After a year of roller coaster budget projections and calls for various large reforms to the City budget, the final budget deal between Council and the administration looks a lot like previous budgets

by Sean Collins Walsh, Updated June 22, 2021


Inquirer: As Council recesses for the summer, Lauren Vidas calls for members to start a public, open process towards the required redistricting process due to be completed this fall to redraw the ten Council District boundaries based on the 2020 census data

by Lauren Vidas, June 24, 2021


Philadelphia Business Journal: Life Sciences buildings continue to command a premium in sale of buildings in the Philadelphia region

by Natalie Kostelni, June 23, 2021


The Economists reports on a worldwide survey on back to the office projections by sector, country and company—and check out the Philly spotlight with the lead photo!

by The Economist Staff, June 28, 2021


The Counselors of Real Estate released its annual Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate

by the CRE Staff, June 23, 2021


The National Association of Realtors released a paper describing how housing is critical infrastructure, as Congress debates what is and what isn’t “infrastructure”

by the Rosen Consulting Group, June 16, 2021


The Keystone Research Center examined the distribution of rental assistance across the Commonwealth, by county, and has recommendations for more equitable distribution of remaining funds

by Diana Polson and Stephen Herzenberg, June 15, 2021


PA Flood Risk: Pennsylvania rolled out a Flood Risk Assessment Tool, to aid property owners in addressing flooding, which is the most common natural disaster occurrence in the Commonwealth

by PA Flood Risk Staff, June 2021


Inquirer: A proposed development plan that would save historic mosaic murals is being opposed by near neighbors and supported by the architectural community

by Michaelle Bond, June 23, 2021