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The New York Times tours Philly’s ‘crumbling libraries and rec centers’ funding

Mar. 13, 2017 11:36 am

The New York Times tours Philly’s ‘crumbling libraries and rec centers’

“We want every Philadelphian to be able to walk to a place that says, ‘You are worth it,'" said Parks Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell.
Knight’s revamped strategy calls for reinvestment in ‘promising projects’ funding

Dec. 20, 2016 12:39 pm

Knight’s revamped strategy calls for reinvestment in ‘promising projects’

Expect the foundation to "double down" on projects that work, said Philly Program Director Patrick Morgan.
The city is spending half a billion dollars on improving its civic assets people

Nov. 10, 2016 7:28 am

The city is spending half a billion dollars on improving its civic assets

Parks and Rec Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell tells us why Philadelphia needs the "Rebuild" project in her "Around the Corner" interview.
All 223 miles of Philly’s park trails have been mapped with Google Trekker results

Oct. 18, 2016 3:34 pm

All 223 miles of Philly’s park trails have been mapped with Google Trekker

Two outdoorsy-types were contracted by the city to hike the parks earlier this year. Six months later, the job is complete.
University City’s Victorian-era cemetery is actually doing some cool things method

Jul. 12, 2016 10:01 am

University City’s Victorian-era cemetery is actually doing some cool things

The Woodlands is absorbing the innovative spirit of the thousands of dead artists and entrepreneurs it houses.
This Harrowgate civic group is engaging residents of all ages to take back their park results

Jun. 27, 2016 12:44 pm

This Harrowgate civic group is engaging residents of all ages to take back their park

Thanks to organizational partnerships, feedback from long-term neighbors and help from the city, the newly formed Friends of Harrowgate Park is revamping a once-decrepit neighborhood asset.
Majora Carter came to town to lend some advice to Philly’s civic spaces method

Jun. 10, 2016 11:15 am

Majora Carter came to town to lend some advice to Philly’s civic spaces

Community isn't just a place, Carter said at an Arts + Business Council and Chamber event. It's an activity, and people need a place to do it.
8 things to anticipate on the social impact front in 2016 purpose

Dec. 28, 2015 2:59 pm

8 things to anticipate on the social impact front in 2016

It's looking to be a great year for making smarter impact — for the most part. Here's what's in store for Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Parks Alliance Surveys How the City Uses Public Space purpose

May 2, 2014 12:40 pm

The Philadelphia Parks Alliance Surveys How the City Uses Public Space

Community board at Liberty Lands Park in Northern Liberties  The Philadelphia Parks Alliance, an independent advocate for public parks and spaces, released a survey designed to shed light on how the city uses its public space. A specific goal of the program is to determine what kind of regular programming is taking place at public […]

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