These are maps that were created for a Philadelphia Zoning Code rethink. Data comes from the CNT H+T Index, LEHD Employment data and 2000 Census. A number of these maps do not have Reconnecting America logos so please follow the creative commons license for the maproom and use them freely but give credit.
Discussing Philadelphia's streetcar system with the city council in 1859, Mayor Alexander Henry proclaimed that, "Perhaps no public improvement has ever promised more general benefit to the community... Read On
According to city records, a West Philadelphia company, Neighborhood Restorations, is one of the biggest property-tax deadbeats in town, owing $247,000 on nearly 300 tax-delinquent parcels. But the city records are wrong, very wrong... Read On
In Philadelphia, your water bill used to be based only on your water consumption, as in most cities. Now, under the city's Green City, Clean Waters initiative, your bill is a more accurate reflection of your water footprint, including the amount it costs the city to manage stormwater runoff from your property... Read On
In the morning light, the Cynwyd Trail on the outskirts of Philadelphia appears more like a secret battleground than a nature path. Two prominent ruts, choked with long grasses and voracious dandelion, follow the tracks of what used to be the Schuylkill Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad...
Subway trains need a lot of electricity to get going, turning electricity into kinetic energy, the energy of movement. When they pull into a station, many of them can do the opposite: generate electricity from their momentum. They turn their motors into generators to slow the train, producing current. ... Read On