What to Do About the Covid Slide
The city has finally started planning for ways to help students make up for pandemic-related learning loss. But do we really want to just get back to normal?
Week 4: Charles Barkley’s Black History Month All-Stars
A spotlight on six African-American heroes from Philadelphia, such as astronaut Guion Bluford, writer Charlotte Forten Grimké and physician Nathan Francis Mossell
The Virus and the City: How Innovation Districts Can Lead Inclusive Recovery
Drexel’s Metro Finance director lays out a proposal for equitable economic growth that capitalizes on tech hubs, like Philly’s thriving medical industry. Can the federal government make it happen?
Tech for Trash
The city’s first program under its Smart City Roadmap has diverted more than 100,000 pounds of local electronics and clothing from landfills—and helped get computers into Philly homes that need them
Things to Do in Philadelphia This Weekend
Check out East Passyunk Restaurant Week, try some unique outdoor dining experiences and more fun things to do in Philly this weekend during Covid-19
The Best Way To Eliminate College Debt
Some debt forgiveness could help students and the economy. But a longtime college president makes the case for another strategy: Preventing the debt in the first place.
Will Pop-Ups Save Philly’s Food Scene?
It’s getting harder for independent restaurants to survive. Could the sharing economy of pop-ups help preserve diversity in our food businesses?
Idea We Should Steal: Desegregating the Region
A Connecticut coalition is fighting housing discrimination, and its effects, by taking on a little-understood piece of bureaucracy: zoning laws. Could a similar approach make for a more equitable Philly region?
An Answer to Philly’s Budget Woes?
Mayor Kenney announced a $450 million budget shortfall. How much of that, Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders, could the City make up by selling its vacant land?