Are Cities the Answers to What Ails Us?
Drexel’s Metro Finance director recommends three books that make the case for the kind of real, in-person communion that makes cities thrive and humans … human
Turning Offices Into Homes
Nearly half of all Center City office space is vacant, while the need for available housing persists. Drexel’s Metro Finance head offers lessons from other cities on how to bridge that gap
Ideas We Should Steal: Boosting Neighborhood Commercial Corridors
A $185 million effort in Detroit is jumpstarting equitable development and increasing population in the city’s neighborhoods. Drexel’s Metro Finance head on what Philly can learn from the program
What U.S. Cities Can Teach the World
Drexel’s Metro Finance head is helping the United Kingdom plan the future of its cities — using America as a model
“The cutting edge of financial innovation”
Drexel’s Metro Finance head talks with impact investor Jonathan Tower on using private funds to hypercharge public investment in communities that need it most
Can Cities Defy Fiscal Gravity?
As urban transit systems like SEPTA face a crisis since Covid, Drexel’s Metro Finance head looks to the innovators who are rethinking how we get around
Five Economy-Shaping Trends to Watch in 2023
This year will continue to test the ability of Philly and other cities to organize for financial growth. Drexel’s Metro Finance head on why that matters, and what to look for
The Equity Test
The Enterprise Center, Equity Alliance and Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab have co-created a plan to revive small, minority-owned businesses on Philly’s 52nd Street Corridor. Here’s why it matters