Ideas We Should Steal: Make Election Day into a Holiday

They do it in India and Germany and even Puerto Rico. And more people show up to vote

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Night Mayor

Treating night life the way we treat daytime makes a more attractive—and prosperous—city

By Rana Fayez

Ideas We Should Steal: Collective Giving for the Arts

A coalition of young Cincinnatians joined together to fund free museum entry. Could that be the path to make arts in Philly more accessible?

By JoAnn Greco

Ideas We Should Steal: Lower Voting Age to 16

Studies show the sooner people start to vote, the more likely they are to be lifetime voters.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Ranked Choice Voting

How Donald Trump’s almost certain nomination highlights our broken voting system

By Stephen St.Vincent

Ideas We Should Steal: Go Take a Hike

Yes, bike lanes are nice. And better parking, too. But what this city really needs is more walking

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Jobs For the Homeless

An Albuquerque program pays panhandlers to clean up city trash—and gets them needed help.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: IDNYC

A plan to provide IDs for Philly’s poor and undocumented should take a lesson from New York City

By Hannah Keyser

Ideas We Should Steal: Creative Cleanup

A London nonprofit adopts a filthy city street to find ways to discourage litter—and succeeds.

By Gillian McGoldrick

Ideas We Should Steal: One-Stop Coding & Job Shop

An inner city Detroit program places 90 percent of graduates in well-paying tech jobs. Could this be a path out of poverty for Philly residents too?

By Robert DiGiacomo