Ideas We Should Steal: Gun Violence Solutions
Yesterday’s shooting outside a Roxborough football game is another sign that Philadelphia is failing to staunch its rampant gun violence — despite evidence about what works. Here are some ideas.
Ideas We Should Steal: State Seal of Civic Engagement
Outraged that less than 50 percent of Americans can name the three branches of government? California and several other states are working to literally certify good citizenship for high school grads.
How to Recruit More (Good) Cops
An Inquirer story this week unpacked the ever-worsening Philly police officer shortage. Here, what Philly could learn from other cities on recruiting more qualified people to the job.
Generation Change Philly: The Impact Investor Evangelist
Engineer-turned-angel investor John Moore helped launch ImpactPHL with the goal of making Philly the social impact investment capital of the country. Five years later, he may be succeeding
“Democracy Or Not Democracy”
What the highest-stakes Pennsylvania election since the last high stakes election (i.e. that one two years ago) is really about
Michael E. Mann is Coming For Your Climate Doomism
One of the most famous — and famously attacked — climatologists in America is now the founding director of Penn’s new climate change institute. He has a few things to say to those who doubt we can still save the earth
Ideas We Should Steal: The 20-Minute Neighborhood
Paris, Portland, Houston and even Detroit are planning neighborhoods where residents can walk or bike to everything they need for a healthy and vibrant life. Is now the time to do the same in Philly?
The Color of Law: Watch Our Higginbotham Mural Kickoff
The Citizen, Mural Arts and Penn Law unveiled artist Shawn Theodore's design for a new mural tribute to Judge A. Leon Higginbotham in West Philly. Watch the fun here.