With direction and support from the Center City District, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is undergoing tremendous change focused on fulfilling the original plan intent for the Parkway. Beginning in 2003, Bryan Hanes, while with Olin Partnership, worked with a team of architects, engineers, and transportation planners to prepare a framework plan aimed at enhancing the Parkway as a cultural boulevard, improve public space, and provide development and management strategies for its future. Since then, Bryan has been involved with the improvements of the major open spaces of Logan Circle, the Shakespeare Garden, the Calder Sculpture Garden, Philadelphia Museum of Art Sculpture Garden and Garage, and is currently working with the Center City District to revitalize the Sister Cities garden at Logan Square. Logan Square, one of the original squares of William Penn’s plan for Philadelphia and home to the spectacular Swann Fountain, designed by Alexander Stirling Calder and Wilson Eyre, is one of Philadelphia’s most iconic open spaces. The recent renovation of Logan Circle strives to respect its original purpose while addressing the 21st Century challenges of automobiles and pedestrians in urban open spaces. The design changes that were made are subtle but significant and help mitigate the effects of modern life that have occurred in and around the circle in the past eighty years. The efforts at the Sister Cities garden aspire to build on the successes of the recent renovations at Logan Square and breathe fresh life and activity into a nearly forgotten corner of this great space.