Living Downtown

Houstoun, Lawrence O.
February 2007
Planning;Feb2007, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p23
Trade Publication
The article profiles the central part of the city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. Central Philadelphia consists of Center City, the two square miles between the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers and the adjoining neighborhoods to the north and south. Its fastest growing neighborhoods are Old City and nearby Northern Liberties. Central Philadelphia has the third largest concentration of downtown residents in the U.S. Its secret of livability is the 10-minute walk, the distance which most people are willing to journey on foot. Its residential Center City accounts for over a third of the city's total employment.


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