“Power Belongs To The Problem Solvers”

In an excerpt from the book The New Localism, innovative cities are seen as the answer to partisan conflict

By Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak

Meet The Disruptor: Rachel Benyola

The entrepreneur behind a forthcoming Philly-based collapsible bike helmet is looking to score a win in the battle for bike safety—and against dorkiness

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Meet the Disruptor: Message Agency

As B Lab holds its annual retreat this week, the local web design firm talks about staying true to the values that made it a "Best for the World"—social good and less greed

By Todd Snider

The Citizen Recommends: TLC Conference on Technology and Civic Engagement

Join local experts at the Free Library for a discussion, co-sponsored by The Citizen, on how technology and digital literacy can foster civic engagement

By Stephen St.Vincent

Meet The Disruptor: Stacey Mosley

The city data scientist-turned-entrepreneur is taking on blight … because someone’s gotta do it

By Larry Platt

The Citizen Recommends: Diversity in Tech

Local digital design firm Interactive Mechanics launches fellowship to help underrepresented developers grow their careers

By Allen McDuffee

Ideas We Should Steal: Parking Battle Bots

Robot lawyers are overturning thousands of parking tickets in New York City. When will they invade Philly?

By Stephen St.Vincent

Internet All Your Things

The city wants your ideas for how to smarten up Philly through its proposed Internet of Things

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Meet the Disruptors: StreetChange

A local psychiatrist’s app helps users help the homeless—and provides certainty about where their money goes

By Josh Middleton

Meet the Disruptor: Skyless Games

People spend three billion hours online gaming. A local company asks: Why not repurpose those hours for the greater good?

By Rana Fayez