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.

Share your opinion about SEPTA’s communications, wayfinding, and maps as part of their signage redesign project.


Learn about the heartbreaking story of Henry Jones and the history of segregation in cemeteries in Philadelphia.


In just one day, up to 1,500 birds may have flown into Philadelphia skyscrapers.


One argument for equity in Philadelphia examines implementing a land value tax in order to shift the tax burden from Philadelphia’s at-risk population to the wealthiest landowners.


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is facing two demolitions according to architecture critic Joseph Giovanni: one of its buildings, and another of its vision. Learn more about Peter Zumthor, the Swiss architect who is reimagining the LACMA.


In the previous week we looked at critics of the Society Hill rezoning and last week, Society Hill Civic Association President Larry Spector responds.


The Philadelphia Inquirer will sell its printing facility in Montgomery County, lay off 500 plant employees, and instead contract its printing with a New Jersey vendor.

The Philadelphia 76ers are working with the African American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania to boost the region’s Black-owned businesses.