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.

After the Sixers’ unsuccessful bid to build a new arena at Penn’s Landing, the Sixers continue to explore other Philadelphia locations to escape the remote, parking lot-surrounded Wells Fargo Center and locate in a more active, central area.


Despite the shutdown, Philadelphia’s auto fatality rate has soared, and City Council members call for hearings.


The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DWRC) released the final Vine Street Lot/West Shipyard Due Diligence Archeology Report


Leaders in the Philadelphia LGBTQ+ community express concern about the development for a high-rise condominium at the site of the unoccupied 12th Street Gym in the Gayborhood. Many are particularly concerned about the removal and plans to recreate the mural of LGBTQ+ activist Gloria Casarez.


Billy Penn details how today’s housing affordability problem in Philadelphia can be connected to similar issues nearly 100 years ago.


How can we leverage community land trusts to heal segregated cities, address the long history of racist zoning and housing codes, and contribute to equity and affordability?


The Navy Yard is featuring public street art from artists around the world—as close by as Philadelphia and as far as Delhi, India.


After Avante Reynold’s tragic death along Cobbs Creek Parkway, the media began paying more attention to conversations about racist transportation policies. Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, State Representative Joanna McClinton, and State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams shared safety improvements coming this year and next to Cobbs Creek.

Learn about best practices and how to deepen your community engagement skills at the Civic Engagement Conference hosted by the Mayor's Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service.