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Post Carbon Cities at Water Works

Press Release Is your city prepared for global warming and peak oil? What will happen to the local economy when oil reaches $150 a barrel? How will global warming affect the regional water supply? How should we plan for transportation, land use, and public safety while facing huge uncertainties about energy and climate? Post Carbon…

Love Us Back

by Nathaniel Popkin A month ago the Septa board voted to kill the system. Well not exactly a bullet to the heart. More like the way the American military likes to take care of the “world’s most dangerous terrorists:” the long, slow death by torture. Capital funds will be used to operate the system. That…

The Soccer Pitch

by Brion Shreffler – Politicians and the lords of the PA Gaming Control Board say that they want to put something on the blighted and underdeveloped Delaware Riverfront. They want something to spur economic growth and to create copious jobs within the city of Philadelphia. Why not soccer? Why not finally give the people of…

NABR Riverfront Planning Workshop

NABR Press Release  Save the Date- April 28, 2007 8:30AM Registration 9:00AM – 1:00PM Workshop Old Brick Church Marlborough & Richmond Streets Neighbors Allied for the Best Riverfront (NABR) will be hosting a planning workshop where participants will develop alternative design proposals for the 2 proposed casino sites- the so-called “SugarHouse” site at Delaware and…

Kid’s Grow Expo

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society News Release Ambler, PA (April 2007)… The 2007 Kids Grow Expo will again partner with Temple University Ambler’s EarthFest to allow youngsters to celebrate Earth Day with a number of activities and interactive displays related to environmental awareness. The Kids Grow Expo is a horticultural exhibition by and for school-age children in…

Recycle Now!

Today at 1PM in room 400 at City Hall there will be a hearing on recycling. Philadelphia is recycling only 5 percent of its residential waste, literally throwing away $17 million every year. Come out today and support an expanded recycling program! Also today, 100 middle school students from across the city will participate in…

$25 Plant-A-Tree Rebate

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society News Release Philadelphia’s 5-county region has lost more than 8% of it’s tree cover in the past 15 years. TreeVitalize, a public private partnership spearheaded by the PA Department of Conservation and Resources, aims to plant more than 20,000 shade trees in neighborhoods and more than 500 acres of forested riparian buffers…

Our Water: An Ancient Idea

by Evan Belser – The people of Philadelphia must claim what should rightfully be in their control: our riverfronts. Consider the following two excerpts: “By the laws of nature, the following are common to all mankind- the air, running water, the sea, and consequently the shores of the sea. No one, threrefore, is forbidden to…

An Alternative to Gangs

by Elton Jolly A reader writes in about a solution to youth violence in the city. Just this past August, I drove to my friend’s home around 51st and Ludlow. When we got there, 5 shots rang out. Then there was a man on the ground, semi-conscious, reaching for his cell phone, surrounded by blood.…