One Step Forward
First Step Staffing connects vulnerable people with jobs. Then, it ensures they keep them
Help the Homeless in Philadelphia
We round up 15 ways to help the homeless in Philly—from donating time and money to building homes and simply lending an ear
Putting Art To Work
Mural Arts paid 430 homeless Philadelphians $22,000 to paint a mural in Suburban Station and access social services. Their efforts, and a city pilot, aim to help even more people in need
Council’s Housing Reactionaries
As Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders, why is City Council ducking the voter-approved process for zoning changes?
Ideas We Should Steal: Neighbor-powered realty co-ops
In Minneapolis, neighbors joined together to develop property in their community. Jessica Press wonders if that approach could ensure Philly residents benefit from their changing neighborhoods too?
The Nowak Urban Innovation Award Goes to…
The Women's Community Revitalization Project won $50,000 to bring "development without displacement" to Grays Ferry
The Citizen Updates: Stepwise
Formerly FixList, the startup has grown in size and scope while remaining true to its mission: to empower anyone with the real estate know-how to make their deal—and our city—thrive
Shining a Light On Land Sales
As the City rethinks how it sells valuable vacant land, Philly 3.0's engagement director suggests something radical: Telling the truth about the process