The Citizen Recommends: Finding Tomorrow’s American Dream
East Mount Airy is on the verge of either falling into poverty or thriving. Next City is exploring why–and seeking solutions from residents.
12 Ways of Looking at the NFL Draft
A Fairmount resident, in the epicenter of the city’s festival-mania, wonders: Do I hate fun?
Building a Goldilocks City
What’s lost in the furor over the fate of Jewelers Row is a larger debate about how Philly really wants to grow
How Philly Influenced Jane Jacobs
In an excerpt from the new biography of the citizen activist turned urban planner, guess which city showed her how not to do redevelopment?
Meet The Disruptor: Locus Partners
The Center City architecture firm links design with social good. Their mission? Making communities stronger.
South Philly Split on Broad Street Parking
Our survey shows a small preference for continuing to allow parking on the median—and lots of anger on both sides of the issue
Take the Poll: Parking on the Broad Street Median?
Clearing cars from the median during the DNC has renewed calls to ban the quirky practice. Yo, South Philly, what do you think?
Bobbing and Weaving Through A Minefield
Filmmaker El Sawyer has gone from from prisoner to presidential advisor with one goal: Helping ex-inmates make it on the outside
We Are Mantua
A community-led effort is paving the way for a “greenway” in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods
Wanted—Developers to Sue City Council
With Ori Feibush’s win over Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, is Councilmanic Prerogative on the ropes? One crusading attorney hopes so