A major theme of this section is breaking down "silos," conventional divisions that discourage collaborative thinking. In that spirit, this Rethinking Philadelphia section is a collaboration between the Philadelphia Daily News and PlanPhilly.

PlanPhilly, funded by the William Penn Foundation, has evolved from an experiment in project-based journalism - covering the Central Delaware Riverfront project of Penn Praxis, the clinical arm of the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania - into an editorially independent newsgathering entity. PlanPhilly offers citizens, policy-makers design and planning professionals coverage of Philadelphia's built and planned environment.

For fuller treatments of the stories in this

section: www.planphilly.com



Matt Golas,


managing editor

Kellie Patrick Gates

Thomas Walsh

Alan Jaffe

John Davidson



Carol Towarnicky, Philadelphia Daily News

Section editor:

Sandra Shea sshea@phillynews.com