“Build, Baby, Build!”
Next Monday, pro-development “anarchist” Sonja Trauss, recently featured in the New York Times, leads a discussion on affordable housing, development and the future of the city. Join us!
Meet the Disruptor: Michele McKeone
The former special ed teacher’s Autism Expressed, teaching digital skills to autistic students, is growing. The secret? Its founder’s “oppositional defiance”
The Citizen Recommends: Cadence Community Bike Build
Help get bikes—and biking—into the lives of Philly kids
What I Did On My Summer Vacation
The Eagles All-Pro linebacker on giving back by installing solar panels in Haiti
Welcome, Fellow Citizens
A new idea for Philadelphia's new age
Ideas We Should Steal: Gay and Lesbian Liaison Police Unit
When he was in D.C., Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey formed a unit specializing in LGBTQ issues that has made the community safer, and won national plaudits. Why not in Philly?
Ideas We Should Steal: Parking Signs That Make Sense
Nikki Sylianteng got fed up with parking signs that required a law degree to comprehend. So she designed better parking signs, and cities are taking notice.
Can Pedro Ramos Re-Ignite the Philadelphia Foundation?
The century old institution needs to be disruptive
Ideas We Should Steal: Ending Homelessness
Utah is poised to eliminate the state’s homelessness problem through a simple, yet radical, approach: Give everyone on the streets a free apartment with no strings attached.
It Takes A (Queen) Village
A community split by demographics and two very different schools comes together for the kids