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.

With the recent election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, many are wondering what the Biden administration could mean for issues of land use, housing, transportation, and climate change.


Congratulations to Tya Winn on her new position as Executive Director at the Community Design Collaborative, the Philadelphia-based architectural nonprofit best known for providing pro-bono public interest design services.


The city of Philadelphia revealed the Vision Zero Action Plan 2025 last Friday, in the wake of a horrific spike in traffic fatalities this year.


Two beloved Philadelphia businesses announced their closure last week: the South Philly music venue Boot & Saddle and Regal UA Riverview movie theater on Columbus Boulevard.


Brick House, a sixteen-foot bronze bust of a Black woman created by artist Simone Leigh, now stands at 34th and Walnut Streets, at the gateway to Penn’s campus. The sculpture’s title refers to a Black woman who has endurance, strength, and integrity.


Tower Health, a West Reading-based nonprofit health care system, is considering selling all six of its Philadelphia-area hospitals after two years of huge losses.

DVRPC is hosting a webinar on December 9th with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America to discuss the explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal level that created the segregation we see in America today.