Who Pays and Who Gains?

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director rethinks the interplay between public investments and private wealth in cities

By Bruce Katz

Business for Good: Ready to Work

Everyone benefits when companies like Boathouse Row’s Cosmic Cafe hire people with disabilities for meaningful work

By Katherine Rapin

A Quiet Revolution

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director says the U.S. could be on the brink of a radical shift in how underserved communities are revitalized—and he’s released a blueprint for how to get there

By Ross Baird and Bruce Katz

Business for Good: Dorothy

A Penn alum’s startup helps regular folks predict flooding—something climate change will make more necessary than ever

By Courtney DuChene

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

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Where Innovation and Opportunity Meet

Drexel’s metro finance director on what we can learn from the Illinois Medical District

By Bruce Katz and Suzet McKinney

Reality Check with Larry Platt

Larry is the publisher of the Philadelphia Citizen and joined Charles to talk about his story on the new poverty numbers, Mayor Kenney’s reaction, and some ideas for how the City could be moving forward.