“We got this”

Comcast’s citywide MLK statue project showcases student art—and a hope for a better America

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: The New Localism Booksigning

Urban thinkers Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak bring their optimistic take on cities to The Hive

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

A Year In Civic Tumult

Yes, 2017 was rough. It was also—thanks, Philadelphia!—heartening

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Meet the Disruptor: KickUp

The Philly startup helps school districts teach teachers better, so they can teach students better

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Friends of the Children

The 25-year-old Portland nonprofit has a proven method for ending the cycle of poverty for children—a 12.5 year mentorship

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Food Touches Everything

At the Citizen’s Restaurants and Social Impact event, four acclaimed chefs talked about feeding their customers well, while doing good for their communities

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

A Smarter Smart City

Could the fix for what ails Philly lay in the Kenney administration’s approach to urban technology?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

14 Reasons To Vote on Tuesday

Democracy is hard. Voting is easy

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Urban Innovation in the Age of Trump

The inaugural Drexel Dialogues will introduce three problem-solving visionaries working to make their communities better

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Code for Cancer

In a rebuke to the closed world of scientific research, a group of volunteer coders helped a Penn lab take on cancer

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy