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Hope Flourishes With Camden Prison Closed

After years of requests, the state is preparing to close the prison.

New York Times: A Pitch for Mass Transit

Unlike President Bush, Barack Obama is going to enter office with a clear appreciation of the urgent problems of climate change and America’s growing dependency on foreign oil — and a strong commi

Demand dims for energy-efficient homes

Demand dims for energy-efficient homes

By Chris Kahn

Associated Press

New York-to-A.C. trains start Feb. 6

New York-to-A.C. trains start Feb. 6

By Paul Nussbaum

Inquirer Staff Writer

Where Walkable Encounters Affordable: Collingswood, N.J

Once largely blue collar, the 1.9-square-mile borough suffered during the 1980s and early ’90s from its proximity to Camden just to the west, and the exodus of businesses to malls.

Architect to head Planning Agency. Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Makes Good on Pledge to CNU XV

Mayor Nutter, who has vowed to make urban design a priority again in Philadelphia, has picked Alan Greenberger to oversee the City Planning Commission, selecting an architect with planning experience

Wall Street Journal, Front Page, August 2, 2008

After the Bubble,
Ghost Towns
Across America
Half-Built Subdivisions
Are Lonesome Places;
'There's Just No Noise'
By ALEX ROTH
August 2, 2008; Page A1

The Time-for-Space Squeeze by Ronald Brownstein National Journal Magazine Aug 2, 2008

America would not look the way it does if our metropolitan areas had been built in an era of $4 per gallon gasoline.

Nutter speech inspires city planners. Friday, June 20, Philadelphia Inquirer

In the first major policy speech of his five-month-old administration, Mayor Nutter presented a pitch-perfect vision on a subject that rarely gets people's hearts racing: planning and zoning...That Nu

Oil prices fuel fury from the pulpit. Some clergy question the car's role in society. L.A. Times, June 17, 2008

In houses of worship nationwide, preachers are railing against the forces of energy evil, and congregations are praying for lower fuel prices.Religious leaders are struggling to help their members cop