demographics

The Forever Changing City of Philadelphia

March 8, 2024 / Comments Off on The Forever Changing City of Philadelphia

The Neighborhood of West Philadelphia  West Philadelphia is one of the city’s largest neighborhoods. It holds many of the city’s schools, hospitals, and universities. People living in the area utilize these institutions in their daily lives whether it is for work, school, or personal matters. Many residents spend their day to day in this region, […]

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The State of North Broad 2020

January 14, 2020 / Comments Off on The State of North Broad 2020

North Broad Street is one of Philadelphia’s most prominent corridors, anchoring adjacent neighborhoods, supporting businesses and community mainstays, and connecting residents to entertainment, retail, and jobs. The North Broad Renaissance (NBR) target area spans from City Hall to Germantown Avenue and touches the eight neighborhoods of Center City East, Center City West, Poplar, Fairmount, North […]

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The Rise of Multifamily Housing in the Philadelphia Region

May 25, 2018 / Comments Off on The Rise of Multifamily Housing in the Philadelphia Region

Housing investment has transformed in the years following the real estate market crash of 2008. The number of privately constructed housing units has steadily climbed since then, increasingly so over the past six years. In 2009, a total of 582,000 building permits were authorized for privately-owned housing construction in the United States; the total bounced […]

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Could Center City Homes be Driving Millennials Out?

August 18, 2017 / Comments Off on Could Center City Homes be Driving Millennials Out?

If you enjoy reading about the real estate market, there is one topic that is unavoidable—millennials. Every month there seems to be a new question about this generation and how they’re affecting one part of the economy or another. Will they ever buy houses, move to the suburbs or have kids? In recent times, Philadelphia […]

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How Philadelphia Neighborhoods Voted

November 14, 2016 / Comments Off on How Philadelphia Neighborhoods Voted

We are now a week removed from the 2016 Presidential election, with an outcome that surprised a lot of poll watchers (though perhaps we should have been less surprised). Much of the pre-election talk was about Pennsylvania as a swing state, and Philadelphia specifically, as the democratic bastion that could carry the state. Well, how […]

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Richard Voith On The Changing Landscape of Economic Development

October 27, 2015 / Comments Off on Richard Voith On The Changing Landscape of Economic Development

This Friday, October 23, 2015, Dick Voith, president and principal of ESI gave a presentation on the changing landscape of economic development at Drexel University. The presentation discussed urban decline in the 1950’s, and how basic economic forces drove people back to cities in the 1990’s. Voith then described Philadelphia’s financial troubles in the early […]

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