Roadblocking the War on Litter
Are city rules unintentionally creating more litter?
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?
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.
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
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.
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
Citizen of the Week: Aminata Sandra Calhoun
The Belmont resident replaces blight with beauty in the hopes of restoring civic engagement in her neighborhood
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?