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

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Investing in Women

The authors of The XX Edge — which lays out why investing in women-led organizations is socially important and profitable — bring their message to The Free Library on Wednesday

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Make The World Better Fundraiser Concert

Japanese Breakfast headlines the event to support Connor Barwin’s parks nonprofit, now run by former first son Jesse Rendell

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Fourth of July Thoughts We Need to Read Now

July 4th means different things to different Americans. Here, a host of Independence Day perspectives — from Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Ronald Reagan and more — that remind us what it means to be free

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Watch: Equity and Growth: Oxymoron No Longer?

At a Citizen event on Wednesday we heard from three civic leaders who just might hold the key to building a strong middle class here in Philadelphia

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Can Philly Solve Its ATV Problem?

ATVs, buggies and dirt bikes are wreaking havoc on Philly streets and fueling a sense of disorder. What cities are smartly confronting the problem?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy