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Save Jewelers Row petition gains quick support in the face of proposed development

As news spread about a Toll Brothers project that would threaten one of the city’s most iconic corridors, the Preservation Alliance took action.
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PARK(ing) Day 2016 celebrates nine years of pop-up parklets in Philly

Through August 31, anyone interested in creating a day-long parklet out of a city parking space can register with the Center for Architecture and Design.
Innovation News

'Animal Farm to Table' lets Fringe Fest goers get their hands dirty

A performance based on George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' will become a one-of-a-kind immersive theater and culinary experience at a North Philly farm. 
Innovation News

Boxers' Trail 5K celebrates its fifth anniversary in Strawberry Mansion

This event open to everyone who wants to experience one of Philly's most historic and popular running trails. Afterwards, you're invited to Strawberry Mansion Day. 
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National Skyline: Affordable artist housing enriches communities

Across the country, live/work space for low-income artists and their families has incredible potential to improve neighborhoods and foster connections.
In The News

UberEATS looks to feed Philadelphia

The on-demand delivery service continues its expansion, landing in the City of Brotherly Love. 
In The News

17 Philadelphia region groceries get OK to sell wine under new law

Under new legislation, some Pennsylvania grocery stores and restaurants are now eligible to sell wine. 17 local establishments are moving towards that goal. 
Innovation News

This September, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival celebrates 20 years

From dancing on air and drinking games to songs in a cemetery and foraging your own dinner, this year’s Fringe Festival is ready to rock Philly's art scene.
Development News

Parks on Tap now open through September

After a long process of choosing vendors and locations, Parks on Tap is popping up throughout the city.
Feature Story

On the Ground: The Farm at Bartram's Garden cultivates community

Every year, this four-acre plot produces 12,000 pounds of food, welcomes 10,000 school kids, employs 22 high school interns, hosts 45 families in a community garden, distributes 80,000 seedlings, supplies 50 farmstands and welcomes 1500 volunteers. And there's more.
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MAAG partners with Mt. Airy USA for new Germantown Avenue development

After months of uncertainty, Mt. Airy Art Garage has announced its future home in a new mixed-use development on Germantown Avenue.
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Shift Capital's MaKen Studios brings big change to Kensington

Philly's former industrial hubs aren't all destined to become residential units. Here's a peek at some big plans for maker spaces on I Street in Kensington. 
Innovation News

Greenworks strives towards a more sustainable Philadelphia

Eight years ago, the City of Philadelphia rolled out a wide-ranging sustainability program. Now it’s time to put together a second-generation plan. 
Innovation News

EXTRA: Community dollars support big transitions at Bartram's Garden

Through the end of September, anyone with a few spare dollars can chip in at Bartram's Garden, where community programming and fresh food have a major impact.
In The News

A development with 'social impact' at 8th and Race?

One of the city's largest and most central vacant lots is the subject of an RFP from the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. They are looking for an impact that goes beyond profit.
Feature Story

SEPTA powers its future with regenerative braking

The screech of a braking subway car now signifies more than just an upcoming station thanks to an innovative project that harnesses, stores and sells the energy generated. An initiative like this makes the transit organization a global sustainability leader.
Innovation News

River Wards Cafe finds success in Port Richmond

Joe Livewell's career trajectory hasn't been a straight line, but his new coffee shop is gaining lots of community support and could be a glimpse at the corridor's future. 
Feature Story

Statewide Spotlight: Building something big at Rusty Rail Brewing Company in Mifflinburg

A labor of love by two brothers has turned a dilapidated industrial center into a modern-day brewpub, breathing new life into this Union County town. Time for a road trip!
Innovation News

Meetings at the 12th Police District are fertile ground for community connections

In Southwest Philly, the police force is about more than just preventing and responding to crime. Officers coordinate with community leaders to become an important resource on happenings in the neighborhood. 
Development News

TourPHL is an exciting new resource for lovers of the built environment

Want more out of Philly's buildings, streets, and industrial and cultural history than you can find with traditional tours? TourPHL is here.
Development News

Germantown's YWCA gets another shot at redevelopment

An initial RFP did not yield any progress for this historic building on Germantown Avenue, but the newly stabilized YWCA is once again available for redevelopment.  
Development News

LEED certification meets affordable housing in Fishtown

The new Awesometown development on Thompson Street is the result of a developer/CDC partnership that is among the first of its kind in the city.
Development News

Tacony's temporary library builds buzz on Torresdale Avenue

An innovative arts-and-literacy hybrid is ensuring that the Tacony community won't lose its library while a new one is under construction.
Innovation News

MilkCrate for Communities helps companies and institutions reward sustainable living

Live green and earn rewards! Building on an existing free app, MilkCrate for Communities game-ifies environmentally and socially conscious living within participating companies and institutions.
Development News

At Bartram's, Philly's only 19th century flower garden blooms again

Until now, the legacy of Philadelphia horticulturalist Ann Bartram Carr has been overshadowed by her pioneering grandfather and uncle, but a major new project honors her work. #OnTheGround
Innovation News

Primal Supply Meats brings sustainably-raised, nose-to-tail products to the masses

A lot of home cooks and chefs want consistent access to fresh, local and sustainably raised meat, but until now, it was often hard to get.
Feature Story

Avoid the Obvious: A visitors guide to the REAL Philadelphia

Lonely Planet recently named our fair city the top U.S. destination for 2016. As a new wave of tourists and transplants discover all Philly has to offer, here are some tips to getting off the beaten path.
In The News

Open Streets Festival is happening!

On September 24, miles of the city's streets will close to car traffic. The event was inspired by the fun had by bikers and pedestrians during the Pope's visit.
Feature Story

Drink Up with Flying Kite's Local Beer Garden Guide

Outdoor drinking venues are popping up all over the city. We've got a full report from three of Philly's most spectacular beer gardens: one in the clouds, one that recalls our industrial past and one always stays on the move.
Development News

New life for vacant lots in Southwest Philadelphia

Major players in the preservation of natural habitats are teaming up with the local community to reclaim vacant lots in Southwest Philly.
Feature Story

Our editor's 26 favorite dishes in Philadelphia

Looking for something tasty in the City of Brotherly Love? Check out this list of beloved menu items from across Philly. We've got it all: cheesesteaks, fine dining, Mexican eats, ice cold coffee, hot dumplings, and much more.

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Rob Gilfillan of Cenero

Rob Gilfillan of Cenero

Neighborhood/City: Wayne

His company has grown sales by 3,000 percent since its 1999 founding and now has 70 employees producing AV conferencing solutions.

Vladimir Kanin of Optiflame Solutions

Vladimir Kanin of Optiflame Solutions

The first Russian company inside the University City Science Center aims to bring wind turbines to residential areas.

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