CitizenCast: Good Neighbors

A Citizen and Free Library event on Monday explored the perennial urban question: How do we make communities everyone can live in?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Weekend Read: “Less Than Invisible”

In a partnership with journalist/teacher Buzz Bissinger, a student writer spends the day with a homeless couple living on the fringes of our city

By Sharon Christner

Lessons From The High Line

Philly’s ambitious Rail Park project breaks ground in the spring. Can we learn from New York’s experience and use it to help build affordable housing?

By Mark Dent

Do Something: Dance for Puerto Rico

This week, jam out to an all-female ensemble to help Puerto Rico, learn about veganism as a tool for social justice, discuss radical Black feminism, and more!

By Syra Ortiz-Blanes

Philly’s Middle Class Housing Problem

Why is the city so complacent about affordable homes for its middle income residents?

By Jon Geeting

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

The Citizen Updates: Citizen of the Week Sara Gatti

Last winter, the Fairmount resident recruited friends to knit for the needy. This year, she’s at it again—and looking for even more volunteers

By Syra Ortiz-Blanes

Do Something: Practice Pre-Turkey Yoga For Good

Stand up against sexual assault, donate goods for those in need, and try a warrior pose to be a warrior against dangerous pipelines. And, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

By Jamie Bogert

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 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