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
The End of the Boom?
Philly’s population grew by just 472 residents last year, possibly marking the end of our growth. We can’t afford that. Here’s what we should do about it.
Why Philly Must Win the Transit War
Jobs, housing and economic mobility all rely on good public transportation. Can Philly rise to the occasion before it’s too late?
A Tree Ought to Grow in Philly
Trees increase health, safety, and air quality. So why doesn’t the city insist on planting more of them?
Why Philly Should Bring Back the Rooming House
L&I head David Perri is right—co-living may be the best way to create affordable housing in a city that desperately needs it
Where’s the Love in LOVE Park?
What was once an example of organic, messy urban life now feels like a graceless plane. Is that the sort of city we want?