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Strawberry Mansion

On the Ground: Home repairs help keep people in their homes

In neighborhoods like Strawberry Mansion, a complex patchwork of challenges -- including tangled titles, aging homes and long waits for programs -- can make it hard for residents to maintain their historic properties. A CDC is working to change all that.

A historic home along the River Line

Riding the (regional) Rails: Water views and historic towns on the River Line

We're hopping aboard yet again, exploring intriguing South Jersey hamlets Bordentown, Burlington City and Riverside. Whether you're looking for hot pizzas, cold beers, charming homes or changing main streets, this waterfront adventure has you covered.

The view from Bartram's Garden

Bike, learn, grow, row or wed at Bartram's Garden in Southwest Philly

This historic site is reinventing itself for the 21st century, emphasizing both attracting new visitors -- with help from an ambitious trail project -- and connecting with the surrounding neighborhoods.

Gregory Heller

Working to connect low-income communities to development capital

Gregory Heller is CEO of American Communities Trust, a national community development partner that bridges the gap between the world of private investment and grassroots community change.

Alex Gilliam

Creative Exchange: Alex Gilliam is transforming communities through design

Public Workshop and its partner nonprofit Tiny WPA are using project-based learning to foster passion in schools and reimagine the built environment in Philly neighborhoods. The programs are looking to expand nationally.

Fishtown's Bicycle Stable is closing

Ride Local: Fishtown's evolving bike shop landscape, and what it says about Philly as a whole

As ridership grows across Philadelphia, the city's bike shops are doing their best to keep up. In the rapidly gentrifying Fishtown, rising real estate values have led to a few closures, but also signs of a bright future on two wheels.

Modular home by Sunshine Homes

National Spotlight: The return of the prefab home

Millennials looking to buy their first homes, Boomers looking to downsize and developers seeking sleek, modern, green construction are finding factory-built or manufactured housing to be an exciting alternative. 

A rendering of 615 Waterfront Drive

Statewide Spotlight: A megaproject on the Allentown waterfront could change everything

Thanks to innovative legislation and some passionate developers, The Waterfront is coming to the banks of the Lehigh River. With its restaurants, offices, stores, green space and apartments, it will spur job growth, vibrancy and rebirth.

The skyline from Upper Darby

We've got HUGE news: On the Ground is back!

Beginning in spring 2012, Flying Kite spent a year getting to know four amazing local neighborhoods. Now the innovative pop-up program is back and bigger than ever. Where are we headed next? You'll have to click through to find out.

Proposed improvements to Fabric Row

Sew and Tell: Fabric Row is Philly's next hot street

South Fourth Street is a commercial corridor in transition -- long home to the city's fabric industry, this Queen Village thoroughfare is attracting an increasingly diverse slate of boutiques, eateries and maker-centric businesses. 

The Iris Brown Townhomes, a WCRP community

Home Steady: Discovering new ways to house Philadelphians

In an effort to preserve affordable housing in a rapidly-changing city, the WCRP is tapping a fresh tool. The resulting Community Justice Land Trust aims to help local families realize the dream of home ownership and stay in their neighborhoods.

Love Statue

Eight small things that will have a big impact on Philadelphia in 2015

Check out our list of projects, initiatives and infrastructure upgrades that will boost the City of Brotherly Love in the new year.

Local artist Drew Leshko

InLiquid Artist Profile: Drew Leshko's tiny houses pay tribute to architectural history

This Fishtown-based artist builds intricate scale models of buildings at risk for demolition or development.

Rodin Square

14 development projects that will transform Philadelphia

Flying Kite highlights some of the city's most inspiring and revolutionary projects, from the rescue of the Divine Lorraine to the Reading Viaduct's reinvention to luxury living in Logan Circle. There's a lot worth getting worked up over.
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