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The Navy Yard offers a master class in sustainable strategies

With its Master Plan update, the Navy Yard pushes the envelope on green development and stormwater management.

John and Kirra's

From the Editor: Resist the urge to resist Valentine's Day

Looking to escape the Valentine's Day cynicism spiral? Try doing something simple, sustainable or educational for your loved one.


High-end apartment project offers a glimpse into Kensington's potential

Is Kensington ready for loft living? These guys say yes, and they're transforming an industrial relic into a magnet for young urban pioneers.

Beth Miller in the AIA bookstore - Arch St

Q&A: Beth Miller of the Community Design Collaborative

The CDC and their stable of volunteer design professionals help community groups answer the big questions about the future of their neighborhoods' built environment.

Science Center turns 50

Inventing the Future: The Science Center turns 50

Flying Kite helps celebrate 50 years of 'Inventing the Future' at the University City Science Center.

Bario Neal

MEET THE MAKERS: Anna Bario & Page Neal

Small-scale manufacturing is alive and well in Philadelphia. Check out this striking slideshow featuring a duo of jewelry designers working out of a storefront in Bella Vista.

Postgreen's Frank project

Development News: Postgreen preps mixed-use projects in E. Kensington

The local eco-friendly builders are bringing affordable, energy-efficient retail and residential spaces to Frankford Avenue.

Sara May

Sugar Fairy: Creativity in the kitchen with Sara May

The Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionary pastry chef cooks up thoughtful, decadent treats with a local bent.

Story Bellows

Q&A: Mayor�s Office of New Urban Mechanics co-director Story Bellows

A chat with Story Bellows, co-director of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, touches on tech, communication and urban innovation.

South Philly map from EyesHabit

FROM THE EDITOR: The Gift of Giving

A Flying Kite-tastic gift guide with an emphasis on things local, edible and engaging.

American Red Cross

ON THE GROUND: Frankford's stained glass masters

Mezalick Stained Glass pairs an artisanal approach with cutting-edge restoration techniques, giving ailing works new life.

Adrienne Justice and Jay Roselius discussing biz at Fireball Printing

Urban Fiber: The Loom provides a model for modern manufacturing

In Port Richmond, a former textile mill houses the region’s largest collection of artists, small manufacturers and entrepreneurs. 

View inside the warehouse

SOS for Bronze-Looted Sailboat 'The Aramingo' in Frankford

A local boatbuilder was robbed of $8,500 worth of bronze that is being used on their latest project. Now he has taken to Kickstarter.

Ucd Porch

Young Talent, Bold Moves: Behind the Scenes at University City District

A talented core of 30-somethings with diverse backgrounds, a willingness to try new things and a clear vision keep UCD's impact strong.

Frankford Mural

Community Paint Day, Opening of Transformation 19124 Set for Nov. 8

Help bring Cesar Viveros' grand vision for Frankford murals to life and see art in a sacred space, right on the altar of historic St. Mark's.
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