Roadblocking the War on Litter

Are city rules unintentionally creating more litter?

By Jon Geeting

Reality Check: Not All Speed Cameras Are Created Equal

The City installed speed cameras along a deadly stretch of Roosevelt Boulevard this week. Is it Black and Brown Philadelphians, WURD’s afternoon host wonders, who will pay for them?

By Charles D. Ellison

The Year of Transformative Change

Could the right investments in 2020 bring wealth to city neighborhoods that most need it? As Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director notes, it’s already happening all across the country.

By Bruce Katz

Guest Commentary: How to Fix the PES Refinery Mess

A Drexel University class studied ways to mitigate what happens to Philly’s PES refinery site. Here, a student lays out proposals to benefit those who most need it: Philly residents

By Benjamin Winkler

The Most Transformative Project in America

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab Director on an urban renewal project that could change Dayton—and set an example for cities everywhere. He talks with Mayor Nan Whaley at next week’s Ideas We Should Steal Festival.

By Bruce Katz

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2019: Growing the Pie, Not Cutting the Pieces

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab Director Bruce Katz on growing inclusive wealth in city neighborhoods

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Citizen of the Week: Aminata Sandra Calhoun

The Belmont resident replaces blight with beauty in the hopes of restoring civic engagement in her neighborhood

By Brianna Baker

Ideas We Should Steal: CultureHouse

The Boston-area nonprofit builds indoor pop-up community spaces in vacant storefronts, spurring foot traffic and connections. Can a group of intrigued Philadelphians successfully bring it here?

By Jill Harkins