Research & Reports

Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation produce a wide range of reports, newsletters and publications to help keep you informed.

Research & Reports

Philadelphia Retail Report 2017

This annual report looks at Center City retail market trends, including an analysis of retail demand, demographics, annual retail survey results, pedestrian counts and a map of new major retailers.

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Research Reports & Publications

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Philadelphia: An Incomplete Revival January 30, 2017 employment, tax policy PDF
Bicycle Commuting October 18, 2016 transportation, bicycles PDF
Getting to Work: Transit, Density & Opportunity June 24, 2016 transit, transportation PDF
Paul Levy's State of Center City Presentation April 21, 2016 state of center city PDF
Sustaining Demand for Downtown Housing February 15, 2016 residential PDF
Philadelphia's Independent Economy: Implications for Office Space September 28, 2015 office space, coworking PDF
Downtown Rebirth: Documenting the Live-Work Dynamic in 21st Century U.S. Cities October 6, 2013 planning, demographics No Attachment
Managing Success in Center City: Reducing Congestion, Enhancing Public Spaces February 12, 2008 traffic, congestion, public spaces, transit PDF
Growing Smarter: The Role of Center City's Public Schools in Enhancing the Competitiveness of Philadelphia November 29, 2004 education, schools PDF
Turning On the Lights Upstairs February 1, 1996 residential, development PDF