DAG Dispatch

By Claire Adler, DAG Fellow

Start the week off with a wrap up of Philadelphia area news, public proposals, and happenings in the world of design, architecture, and planning. Follow us @designadvocacy on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and subscribe to our email list to keep up with DAG Dispatch. Articles are shared to spark dialogue and keep our members informed, and do not represent DAG’s endorsement of an idea or project.

We have the latest news and details around DWRC’s selection of the Durst Organization to develop Penn’s Landing in last week’s special edition DAG Dispatch.


Grey’s Ferry Bridge will get a protected bike lane going westbound with a modular curb system and flexible delineator posts. PennDOT announced that this safety improvement project will be installed by the end of November 2020.


Michael Lewis argues that modernism has destroyed the beauty of public space. Do you agree? Let us know your thoughts on social media, or send us your response as a proposal for a DAG Forum article.


Have you been enjoying MLK Drive on foot or by bike while it’s closed off to cars? Well, it’s not going away soon and here’s why.


Last week, the City set a deadline to clear the homeless encampments on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway which was not met. Protests grew and organizers argued that the City has not met their demands.


Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health announced a specialty care center to be built at 11th and Chestnut St as part of the next phase of their $1 billion redevelopment efforts. The building will be 462,000 square feet and 19 stories, and is expected to cost $762 million. 

Here’s a look at seven grassroots urban community empowerment strategies across the world, from Boston to India to Amsterdam.