The Virus and the City: Keeping Parasitic Capital Away from Our Homes

Corporate investment disproportionately affected Black families’ ability to buy a house, the single most important component of wealth in the US. Drexel’s Metro Finance head lays out what we must do to fix this

By Bruce Katz and Lori Bamberger

The Citizen Recommends: Total Impact Summit

This year, ImpactPHL’s event focuses on investing in new economies to propel our city forward. Join them to learn how you can use your money to build a better city

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: Yes, We Are Taxadelphia

A column last week argued that Philly’s reputation as one of the highest taxed big cities in the nation was unwarranted. Center City District’s president responds.

By Paul R. Levy and Stephen Camp-Landis

The Citizen Recommends: Philadelphia Thinks Big

The next in our Development … for Good series looks at the big projects that are transforming our city — and what that means for all of us

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Watch: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

Our first event in the series Business… for Good: Inclusive Growth and the American City explored a tangible fix to Philly’s stubborn poverty problem

Guest Commentary: Is This Really Taxadelphia?

The director of a state budget and policy organization has an answer that may surprise you

By Marc Stier

The Citizen Recommends: Opportunity Summit

Harvard economist Raj Chetty will delve into what Philly needs to alleviate poverty at a United Way event this week. Here, he talks with the nonprofit’s CEO Bill Golderer about the key to financial opportunity

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Future-Ready: The Key To Economic Growth

A Future of Work expert testified before City Council this week. This is her prescription for how public dollars can spur private growth in Philly

By Anne Gemmell