Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2019: Participatory Budgeting
Around the world, city officials gives residents money from their budgets to spend as they see fit. Check out this story from 2017 and find out more at our 2nd Annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival
Ideas We Should Steal Revisited: Ranked-Choice Voting
New York City is now the biggest jurisdiction that will let voters rank their favorite candidates in municipal elections. Could a similar change bring better elections to Philly?
Who’s Running for City Council?
Learn about all the candidates running for City Council during the Philadelphia general election on November 5
The Citizen Recommends: The 2nd Annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival
This year’s lineup will feature HBO’s John Oliver, MSNBC’s Ali Velshi and more. Join us at the Comcast Technology Center and be part of the solution
The Economic Case for Fixing Our Murder Problem
City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart’s new report on the economic impact of homicide proposes a proven path to reduce murders that will also increase tax revenue. Here, she talks about what comes next
Business for Good: Shift Capital’s J-Centrel
The social-minded developer's newest project will offer residents a rent break to volunteer in Kensington. Could it solve the problem of gentrification?
Ideas We Should Steal: Swap Columbus Day for an Election Day Holiday
The small city of Sandusky, Ohio, cancelled the out-of-step holiday in favor of one much needed. We should do that in Philly, too.
No Common Sense on Guns
The only gun bills the state legislature will consider this year take us backwards, not forwards. Is there anything Philly can do?