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Pizza-themed bike racks outside Kermit's Bake Shoppe

The battle for the future of Washington Avenue West

This post-industrial corridor is the living, breathing heart of South Philly. City planners, residents and local businesses all claim to share a vision for its future -- so why is change so slow?

Skyspace in Chestnut Hill

Philadelphia's Quaker DNA continues to impact the city in ways big and small

Whether you're talking about schools, getting married or engaging with architecture, local Quaker traditions endure. Now a new generation of leaders is bringing the doctrines into a modern era through community engagement and digital media.

Sarah Van Aken

An Entrepreneur's Exit Interview: Sarah Van Aken ends SA VA on her own terms

Late last year, one of Philly's most high-profile and innovative small business owners decided to shut her doors. Turns out the end of a business can tell us just as much about our city's entrepreneurial ecosystem as the beginning.

Krampuslauf at iMPeRFeCT Gallery

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Give Camp, a film on criminal justice and an art show in Germantown

Check out Flying Kite's picks for the week's top events.

Wendee Yudis Koren's 'Flawless Tracks'

InLiquid Artist Profile: Wendee Yudis Koren

This Cherry Hill artist examines the roles of women in society through her screenprinting and painting.

Could this be the site of our next gem?

Filling the Void: Could a huge central lot go from eyesore to arts market?

If one enterprising South Philly resident has her way, a swath of long-vacant land at the corner of Broad and Washington could be transformed into the Philadelphia Arts Market, a seasonal attraction complete with fresh local food, regional vendors and live music. 

Folsom Powerhouse

Folsom Powerhouse, an 'ecological urbanist' dream, is underway in Francisville

Folsom Powerhouse, a new development under construction in Francisville, combines slick design with green architecture and affordability.

Greenbuild 2013 at the Convention Center

Greenbuild brings global leaders to town -- and shows them what Philly has to offer

Innovators in green building and design from around the world recently descended on our fair city, sharing their expertise and checking out the city's growing stable of sustainable architecture.


Checking in on FringeArts: Philadelphia's freshest cultural institution opens its doors

The organization's new waterfront headquarters is now hosting shows, but the former pumping station's transformation into arts hub/waterfront dining destination/hip event space is still a work in progress.

Grassroots Gaming Conference

It's game on at Philadelphia's second annual Grassroots Gaming Conference

Philadelphia Game Lab wants to help build a local gaming industry that better reflects the diversity of Philadelphia. The organization recently received a $384,000 grant from the state to fund a year-long apprenticeship program.


DesignPhiladelphia 2013 will be a feast for all the senses

"Experience Design" is the theme for this year's citywide design smorgasbord. With 115 events in a little over a week, the festival features something for everyone and highlights the most creative corners of Philadelphia.

Work by Cleveland artist Nicole McGee

National Spotlight: The rising creative reuse movement turns trash into treasure

American cities are home to growing number of recycling facilities catering to artists, educators and other creative types. Philadelphia is getting in on the action, creating green jobs and keeping waste out of landfills.

Junction Box in Denver

National Skyline: Creative Placemaking is transforming neighborhoods, here and around the country

Whether its in Denver, Minneapolis or right here in West Philadelphia, the integration of arts, community and place is transforming neighborhoods.
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