Where’s the Love in LOVE Park?

What was once an example of organic, messy urban life now feels like a graceless plane. Is that the sort of city we want?

By Diana Lind

The Opposite of Welfare Reform

GOP-sponsored state legislation aimed at reducing welfare costs may just end up costing you more

By Diana Lind

Can Jobs Solve Philly’s Housing Problem?

Yes, the rent is too damn high, but it's because the pay is too damn low

By Diana Lind

Is Tax Reform an Attack on Cities?

If the Republican tax plan becomes law, it could mean the end to urban development as we know it

By Diana Lind

The best reason to bring Amazon to Philly

Bringing the retail giant here could be a great experiment in equitable economic development

By Diana Lind

What to do about a problem like SEPTA?

The transit agency is finally sounding the alarm. It may be too little, too late

By Diana Lind

Death to the Single Family Home

In the first of a series, an urban affairs expert explores ways to solve the affordable housing crisis in Philadelphia. Hint: It involves less home ownership

By Diana Lind

The Once and Future Publishing Capital?

Let’s make Philly a major media hub. It would bring jobs, people and fun to Philly

By Diana Lind

12 Ways of Looking at the NFL Draft

A Fairmount resident, in the epicenter of the city’s festival-mania, wonders: Do I hate fun?

By Diana Lind

Where Are You, Tom Wolf?

The 2018 governor’s race is just around the corner. Why isn’t the governor making his case?

By Diana Lind