“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!

By Larry Platt

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”

By Larry Platt

The Citizen Recommends: Cadence Community Bike Build

Help get bikes—and biking—into the lives of Philly kids

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

The Eagles All-Pro linebacker on giving back by installing solar panels in Haiti

By Connor Barwin

Welcome, Fellow Citizens

A new idea for Philadelphia's new age

By Larry Platt

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?

By Emma Eisenberg

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.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Can Pedro Ramos Re-Ignite the Philadelphia Foundation?

The century old institution needs to be disruptive

By Jeremy Nowak

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.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

It Takes A (Queen) Village

A community split by demographics and two very different schools comes together for the kids

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy