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

Rescuing Retail

Philly is on the verge of losing the authentic local stores that make it vital. Could socially minded venture capitalism be the answer?

By Diana Lind

Vote Your City

Want politicians who reflect tolerant urban values? Then we need to ensure urban citizens vote

By Diana Lind

Building a Goldilocks City

What’s lost in the furor over the fate of Jewelers Row is a larger debate about how Philly really wants to grow

By Diana Lind