A Sweeping Proposal: How to fix Philadelphia’s blight problem

You know that Japanese TV show on the food channel called “Iron Chef”? The one where the soothing, semi-monotonous activity of cooking is hyped into a goofy frenzy of spectacle and competition? Well after the last two weeks — two weeks in which I’ve spoken to more people than I usually do in an entire year — I feel like I’m on “Iron Planner.” Two weeks ago, I issued a challenge to Mayor Street, stating that it was possible to meet City Council President Anna Verna’s request for a concrete plan before her deadline tomorrow, and that to prove it I would present a plan on these pages. Here it is…READ MORE (pg. 1)(pg. 2 ), (pg. 3), (pg.4)


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