R. Jenkins Annotated Bibliography

Gurwitt, Rob. Betting on the Bulldozer. EBSCOhost. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=9&sid=37b188e6-9663-4039-b244-c11cc6068abe%40sessionmgr110&hid=123&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=ofm&AN=503904949>.


Mayor John F. Street choose to devote a extra 250 million dollars into developing and brighten up to the residential areas of the city. As a cause of this the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative or NTI was created to be the organizer of the projects that this money will be spent on. But it turned out that the program has been a failure for sometime because the NTI didn’t make the plans in order to restore the city. “The truth is, until Philadelphia starts spending its NTI money, no one actually knows what changes the effort will bring.”


Beard, Elizabeth. Green Works in Philadelphia. EBSCOhost. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=7&sid=133b070a-9292-4ed4-961b-b09cdbdbc92e%40sessionmgr11&hid=27&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=ofm&AN=84635847>.


Mayor Nutter takes a different approach to city recreation. His goal is to make Philadelphia the greens city in America by the year 2015 and has wrote a multi-decade budget of 2 billion dollars to complete this goal. This can show that the reason why are problem of abandon buildings hasn’t been tackled because the programs focus has been flipped to making Philadelphia a more energy efficient area.


            "Philadelphia's Future." Telephone interview. 15 Feb. 2013.


          We got a chance to speak to the executive office at PACDC and he explained to us the things that we might not be able to know about his job. Such as how they decide to spilt the budgets between each branch of the corporation. Such as NPDC or WPDC.



"Abandoned Philadelphia." Abandoned Philadelphia. Wordpress, n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://abandonedphiladelphia.com/page/2/>.


This is a unofficially data base of different restoration projects that have been implemented and proposed in order to cut down the overwhelming number of 50,000+ vacant properties in the Philadelphia area .It says in one article about how councilman Bobby Henon believes the city should wage war on the absentee landlords by increasing the cost of fines for landlords that choose to negligent their property. This shows that there is a push by the city to hold owners accountable for their property.


Pennsylvania Pictures. N.d. Photograph. Pennsylvania Pictures, Philadelphia.Pennylvania Pictures. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://abnf.co/pennsylvania_pictures.htm>.


This gives a visual look on the amounts of abandon buildings in Philadelphia. But the most interesting thing is the amount of these building that were former factories for some major corporations. How can we just allow corporation to just up and leave the city with the mess to clean.