How Deliberate Planning Can Make Housing Fairer in Philly

Mayor Kenney has the chance to shape housing policy for years to come through the City’s next Comprehensive Plan. Philly 3.0’s engagement director looks to New York for a smart approach.

By Jon Geeting

Why Can’t Philly Stop Pedestrian Deaths?

More Philly walkers were hit by cars in 2020 than any other recent year. Blame for the City’s Vision Zero failure lies with a familiar culprit: councilmanic prerogative, says Philly 3.0’s engagement director

By Jon Geeting

Why Philly Still Needs Streateries

City Council is considering making the Covid-outdoor dining scene permanent in Philly. That’s great news for local businesses.

By Jon Geeting

Is Ranked-Choice Voting in Philly’s Future?

Councilmember Derek Green wants to bring the polling method here—which could, Philly 3.0’s engagement director says, help elect the people’s choice in an especially competitive 2023 race.

By Jon Geeting

A Luxury Philly Can’t Afford

City Council’s housing policy power grab is crippling Philly’s big-picture goals on affordability and climate. Where, Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders, is Mayor Kenney in all this?

By Jon Geeting

Want to Grow Philly’s Economy?

Then, Philly 3.0’s engagement director says, make permitting easier for businesses

By Jon Geeting

Magic Seats, Ward Leaders and the 2022 Ward Elections

Who fills empty elected seats when there’s an unexpected opening? It could be you, says Philly 3.0’s engagement director

By Jon Geeting

Ready, Set…Redistrict!

The city and state saw population gains, according to the 2020 Census. Now, Philly 3.0’s engagement director says, the fight over legislative districts begins.

By Jon Geeting