Ideas We Should Steal: Streetery Regulations That Actually Work

Unlike Philly — where only 13 restaurants have legal curbside dining — both New York City and Pittsburgh have made it easier to erect streeteries. Here’s what Philadelphia officials are — and can be — doing to bring back the fun

By Courtney DuChene

Ideas We Should Steal: Free Childcare for Women’s Health

Caring for children often forces women to skip doctor’s appointments, take lower-paying jobs and carry extra stress that is bad for their health. A statewide New Mexico initiative may provide the answer

By Courtney DuChene

Building a City of Writerly Love

As she was writing Housemates, her new novel about creating art, Emma Copley Eisenberg helped start and foster an organization that makes it a little easier to create art in Philadelphia

By Courtney DuChene

2024 Integrity Icon: Lesha Sanders

The Director of Philadelphia’s Problem-Solving Courts makes herself available 24/7 to ensure clients get the resources and support they need to turn their lives around

By Courtney DuChene

Ideas We Should Steal: Homesharing

Across the state and country, programs are connecting those in need of companionship and income with those who need affordable housing. Why is Philly’s version struggling?

By Courtney DuChene

Business for Good: HeyKiddo

A Philly-based app is helping parents and teachers provide kids with the tools they need to build resilience and manage their emotional health

By Courtney DuChene

Four Ways to Improve Recycling in Philly

Recycling in Philly is broken. Here’s how Mayor Parker’s administration could fix it.

By Courtney DuChene

Is My Recycling Being … Recycled?

Philadelphians' skepticism about the City’s waste policies has led to an abysmal recycling rate. Here’s what really happens after you put out your blue bin — and how the City could do more

By Courtney DuChene