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Roxanne Patel Shepelavy, Executive Editor of The Philadelphia Citizen
Roxanne Patel Shepelavy, 

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy has been a Philadelphia journalist for more than two decades. She is an  award-winning magazine writer whose work has appeared in Details, Self, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Washingtonian and Philadelphia magazines, where she looked at the effects of war; the moral and literal cost of healthcare; kick-ass female athletes; art capers and self-help scams. She oversees the editorial operations of The Citizen, and writes about solutions to problems, schools and systems, voting and civic engagement.

Roxanne is passionate about Philadelphia, a city she loves and worries over in equal measure.

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Stories by Roxanne Patel Shepelavy:

Solutions? We Heard Them

10 takeaways from The Citizen’s second annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2019: Growing the Pie, Not Cutting the Pieces

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab Director Bruce Katz on growing inclusive wealth in city neighborhoods

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Overheard at Tredici

David Cohen sits down with Ajay Raju to discuss his career, how he defines leadership and how Philly city government stands in the way of new business

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizen Member Event Audio: Jon Dorenbos with Larry Platt

The Citizen co-founder talked with the former Eagle, whose new book chronicles his journey from tragedy to triumph

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2019: Reducing Poverty—Together

In Canada, communities lifted more than 200,000 families out of poverty in seven years. Check out this story from June, and then learn more at our 2nd Annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2019: Participatory Budgeting

Around the world, city officials gives residents money from their budgets to spend as they see fit. Check out this story from 2017 and find out more at our 2nd Annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal Revisited: Ranked-Choice Voting

New York City is now the biggest jurisdiction that will let voters rank their favorite candidates in municipal elections. Could a similar change bring better elections to Philly?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Who’s Running for City Council?

Learn about all the candidates running for City Council during the Philadelphia general election on November 5

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy