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What the Philadelphia rowhome fire tells us about the state of urban housing in 2022

Philadelphia firefighters work at the scene of a deadly row house fire, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/AP)
Philadelphia firefighters work at the scene of a deadly row house fire, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/AP)

Urban housing, like rowhomes, is often designed to pack as many people as possible within as small an area as possible. But as the nation finally addresses its crumbling infrastructure, will urban homes get left behind?

Host Peter O’Dowd speaks with Vincent Reina, associate professor at the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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