The New Urban Order: Do We Really Need More Moveable Chairs?
The design for the Municipal Services Building plaza is like too many of our public spaces: bland and uncomfortable. Here, some ways we could do better
The New Urban Order: What if Parenting in Philly Were Easier?
Forget kid-friendly cities. A city that answers to the needs of parents helps all residents, young and old
The New Urban Order: The Best Way To Build Affordable Housing …
… is to buy it. Here’s how Philadelphia could do that
Ideas We Should Steal: Chief Heat Officer
At least seven cities worldwide have officials solely focused on mitigating rising heat. An event at Penn this week will lay out why that could help Philadelphia’s most vulnerable
Center City Sixers Stadium — a Win for SEPTA
The Sixers’ proposed new stadium sits atop a rail station in Center City. That, a local urbanist argues, is the kind of transit-oriented development Philly needs more of
How to Make the Parkway Grand Again
The Benjamin Franklin Parkway was a bold idea a century ago. As the city embarks on a redesign of our own Champs Elysees, a local urbanist has ideas for making it so again
Ideas We Should Steal: Treat Homelessness as a Health Issue
While the City and advocates continue negotiations over the homeless encampment on the Parkway, Denver and New Jersey demonstrate some much-needed new thinking
Covid-19 is a catastrophe. Here, six ways to turn it into an opportunity for Philadelphia