Changing Skyline: Urban design groups mark 10 years of effecting change in the city

Posted on Friday, Sep 28, 2012
The year 2002 was not a good one for anyone who cared about Philadelphia's two languishing waterfronts, its fraying downtown or self-destructive accommodation of the automobile. Pay-to-play, the practice of giving political donations in exchange for government contracts, was reaching a crescendo as Mayor John Street revved up his reelection campaign, and the influence manifested itself in things that got built - or didn't.
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