The (Unanticipated) Effects of Opportunity Zones

The Nowak Metro Finance Lab Director on how the federal tax incentive might grow equitable wealth in cities beyond its intent

By Bruce Katz

What Are the Soda Tax Facts?

A new, independent study sheds some light on our ongoing political debate. Isn't it time Mayor Kenney started paying attention?

By Larry Platt

Business For Good: Vote Your Bottom Line

B Lab’s co-founder on how every dollar businesses spend is a vote for the world they want to build and live in

By Jay Coen Gilbert

Think Locally, Invest Locally

The Nowak Metro Finance Lab Director introduces his big idea for 2019: Using local wealth to grow local wealth in cities like Philadelphia

By Bruce Katz

The Tax That Ate Philadelphia

The closing of a grocery in what will now be a food desert due to the soda tax may be a defining moment. Mayor Kenney’s response? A Trump-like personal attack

By Larry Platt

“We Are the World Changers”

Young people experiencing poverty from all over the world came to Philly to find solutions to their joint plight. Can they be the answer we’re looking for?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Business For Good: Giving PTSD the Attention it Deserves

Since The Citizen last checked in, local startup NeuroFlow has grown and pivoted‚ but its mission stays the same: Providing help to vets traumatized by war

By Meerabelle Jesuthasan

Where’s Our Growth Agenda?

In the wake of Council’s passage of Fair Work Week legislation, a panel of civic and business leaders remind us that inclusive economic growth is the real answer to addressing poverty

By Larry Platt