Author: jbrey

Jared Brey has reported on urban issues for Philadelphia magazine, PlanPhilly, Hidden City, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Keystone Crossroads.

Articles by jbrey

  • Preserving the Past while Building the Future in Philadelphia
    Published on February 01, 2017 in Market Trends
    In the six years since Philadelphia began to slowly reverse decades of population loss, the city has seen its share of real estate development controversies. Most of these—involving questions of gentrification, tax abatements, and density—would be familiar in any number of U.S. cities that have undergone a resurgence in the past few years. But lately, discussions about the preservation and demolition of the city’s thousands of historic properties have been particularly pitched.