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.

The moratorium on evictions in Philadelphia was set to expire on November 8th, but the Philadelphia Municipal Court extended the pause on evictions until the end of 2020, with some exceptions.


Linda Richardson, who led the successful movement to revitalize the historic Uptown Theater in North Philadelphia, passed away last week.


Philadelphia City Council recently introduced a bill that would require a 1% tax on construction and two community leaders argue why the city needs it.


Plans for “The Cove” show a five-acre public park on three piers in San Francisco.


The iconic Harbison’s Dairies milk bottle in Kensington sits atop a newly-expanded and restored building which now serves as a mixed-use residential, commercial, and office building.


Writer Mickey Herr shares reflections in Hidden City Philadelphia on life in Philadelphia during the pandemic and recent protests, the history that foreshadowed this time, and what may be to come.


The Philadelphia Historical Commission is hosting its next public meeting this Friday, November 13 at 9:00 a.m.


One recent study evaluates the hypothesis that transit development contributes to displacement and finds the effect to be limited.


New York City plans to extend its outdoor street dining, and the effects may transform the city.

Check out the recently announced Architecture Master Prize awards.