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

Center City Retail Report, November 2023

Center City's retail occupancy rates, pedestrian volumes, retail sales and jobs are continuing to rise and are approaching 2019 levels.

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Research & Reports

Downtowns Rebound: The Data Driven Path to Recovery

Can downtowns in the U.S. rebound and prosper? This fundamental question lingers more than three years after the global pandemic. This report seeks to counter misinformation and provide some of the data that can assist when making decisions and choosing actions that best support a robust and inclusive process of recovery.

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CCD/CPDC Annual Report

State of Center City 2023

Does Center City Philadelphia have what it needs to recover? This CCD/CPDC report highlights Philadelphia’s signs of recovery and examines the serious challenges that must be addressed.

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Center City Digest, Winter 2023

CCD President, Paul R. Levy's cover essay describes two competing story lines shaping the national narrative of downtown recovery, suggesting that both offer guidance that cities should follow.

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Research Reports & Publications

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Center City Digest, Winter 2023 December 4, 2023 digest PDF
Center City Retail Report, November 2023 November 20, 2023 retail PDF
Center City Recovery Update, November 2023 November 9, 2023 pedestrian counts PDF
Downtowns Rebound: The Data Driven Path to Recovery October 5, 2023 downtown PDF
Center City Digest, Fall 2023 September 8, 2023 digest PDF
Building Back A More Diverse Downtown July 31, 2023 pedestrian counts PDF
Center City Digest, Summer 2023 July 18, 2023 recovery, center city, ccd PDF
Center City Retail Update, July 2023 July 7, 2023 retail PDF
Shaping the Future We Want June 21, 2023 economic recovery, pedestrian counts, office PDF
Downtown Vitality: A Deeper Look Into Office Trends May 11, 2023 pedestrian counts, office PDF
Center City Digest, Spring 2023 April 18, 2023 digest PDF
Pedestrian Vitality: Spring 2023 March 27, 2023 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Downtown Rebounds: Greater Center City Housing Trends 2023 February 27, 2023 housing, residential PDF
Pedestrian Vitality: Momentum Continues to Build January 26, 2023 retail, pedestrian counts PDF
Philadelphia's Economic Recovery Continues December 13, 2022 economic recovery PDF
Center City Digest, Winter 2022 December 1, 2022 digest, center city digest PDF
Center City Pedestrian Vitality, November 2022 November 18, 2022 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Center City Pedestrian Counts, October 2022 October 7, 2022 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - September 2022 October 6, 2022 retail, pedestrian count PDF
Pedestrian Count Report - August 2022 September 20, 2022 retail, pedestrian count PDF