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Northwest Philly residents hear about reaping opportunity from vacant lots – Newsworks/WHYY, July 24, 2015

Urban Farmers Look To Land Bank For Help Holding On To Property – Hidden City Philadelphia, January 30, 2015

Urban Farming, One Vacant Lot At A Time – Yes! Magazine, December 10, 2014

Council Committee approves Land Bank plan – Plan Philly, December 1, 2014


After 64 years, country’s largest urban renewal project ends in Philly – Philly Voice, December 27, 2015

Eastwick sees end to largest urban-renewal deal in U.S. history – Philadelphia Inquirer, December 23, 2015

City seeks end to troubled, 60-year Eastwick urban renewal effort – Philadelphia Inquirer, October 16, 2015

Eastwick Residents Promised Relief – South Philadelphia Public Record, June 23, 2015

On Retiring Blight as Policy and Making Eastwick Whole – Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, June 20, 2014

What it would take to build an earthen berm for flood control on a section of Cobbs Creek in Eastwick – Plan Philly, October 11, 2012

City says feds need to build earthen berm to provide flooding relief in Eastwick, and 722 apartments won’t make it worse – Plan Philly, October 10, 2012

Eastwick residents say City of Phila failing to control flooding in neighborhood – October 9, 2012

Eastwick flooding victims heads to City Hall– City Paper, October 8,2012

Eastwick residents bringing concerns over chronic floods to City Council – Newsworks, October 8, 2012

The Riches of Eastwick – Grid Magazine, October, 2012 Issue

City Council Tables Zoning Proposal for Massive Apartment Building in Eastwick– Steve Tawa, CBS Philadelphia, June 13, 2012

Korman not likely to soon get zoning needed for 722 apartment complex near airport, Heinz Refuge – Kellie Patrick Gates, PlanPhilly, June 12, 2012

Back to the Future – City Paper, June 14, 2012

City Council to consider legislation allowing for a 722-unit, 35-acre apartment complex in Eastwick – PlanPhilly, May 30, 2012

Garden Justice Legal Initiative

South Kensington’s ‘little garden’ sticking around — for now – Generocity, April 13, 2016

Amid land battle, South Kensington gardeners can keep calm and farm on – Al Dia, April 12, 2016

It’s time to double down on protecting community gardens – Grid Philly, March 31, 2016

South Kensington gardeners take on developer in court – Philadelphia Inquirer, March 18, 2016

In Sharswood/Blumberg, residents facing eminent domain want to fight back – Philadelphia Daily News, December 10, 2015

Urban Farmers Look To Land Bank For Help Holding On To Property – Hidden City Philadelphia, January 30, 2015

A sad harvest – Philadelphia Daily News, July 17, 2014

Urban farms still struggle to put down legal roots – Plan Philly, July 10, 2014

Amy Laura Cahn helps gardens blossom from weed-choked lots in Philadelphia – The Christian Science Monitor, June 6, 2014

New gardens, new tools, and a summer garden tour – Plan Philly, May 22, 2014

New Neighborhood Gardens Trust launches this week with goals to better target garden preservation, protect more land – Plan Philly, May 20, 2014

Justice for the Gardens – Philadelphia Inquirer, January 19, 2013

Blight’s Out – Grid Magazine – January 14, 2013

A New Zoning Code, and a New Era for Urban Agriculture in Philly – Next City, December 7, 2012

Counting the harvest: How numbers can save urban gardens – Grist, August 28, 2012

Taxing Times at Central Club – South Philly Review, June 7, 2012

Two Minutes with Amy Laura Cahn – City Paper, November 17, 2011

Sometimes, Even a Garden Needs a Lawyer – Northeast Times Star, October 27, 2011

Environmental Justice

Stormwater exemption bill could boost urban gardeners, farmers – Metro, June 2, 2016

Supporting our Land Stewards: Building a Constituency to Change Policy and Preserve Philadelphia’s Gardens – Digital Commons at LMU and LLS, October 8, 2015

Greening Philly’s vacant lots – Sustainable Food Trust, April 17, 2014

Lessons from the Philadelphia Land Bank – LA Open Acres, April 3, 2014

Residents struggle to breathe easy in the city – Temple News, May 3, 2011