Civic and Community Engagement

New fees for removing trees in Philly

Philadelphians pushing for a greener, cooler city are cheering a bill that made it through City Council last week that could charge developers hundreds of dollars per inch of tree they remove and don’t replace. | From: PlanPhilly (Read more.)


Takeaways from one of the largest surveys of Philly renters

Many current tenants are behind on rent, facing the consequences of past evictions, and worrying about the quality of their homes, according to the experiences of more than 6,000 people collected by the legal aid nonprofit Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and the Housing Initiative at Penn. It’s one of the largest surveys of Philadelphia renters. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)