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
Ideas We Should Steal: Night Mayor
Treating night life the way we treat daytime makes a more attractive—and prosperous—city
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?
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.
Ideas We Should Steal: Ranked Choice Voting
How Donald Trump’s almost certain nomination highlights our broken voting system
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
Ideas We Should Steal: Jobs For the Homeless
An Albuquerque program pays panhandlers to clean up city trash—and gets them needed help.
Ideas We Should Steal: IDNYC
A plan to provide IDs for Philly’s poor and undocumented should take a lesson from New York City
Ideas We Should Steal: Creative Cleanup
A London nonprofit adopts a filthy city street to find ways to discourage litter—and succeeds.
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?