The Virus and the City: Get Ready for the Biden Stimulus

The Democrats' control of the Senate means trillions of recovery dollars are coming. Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director explains how cities should plan for the influx of cash.

By Bruce Katz, Colin HIggins, Andrew Petrisin and Michael Saadine

Future-Proofing Work: Kenney’s Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

A local futurist—and former City official—on how the mayor could make his next budget a legacy of vision, equity and modernization. Hint: Start at zero.

By Anne Gemmell

The Virus and the City: Can Philly Perfect PPP?

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director and the Enterprise Center's Della Clark on organizing locally to save minority-owned businesses

By Bruce Katz Della Clark and Colin Higgins

The Citizen Updates: Houwzer’s Next Move

Mike Maher’s growing, Philly-based real estate company has launched a nonprofit arm that's poised to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help underserved people buy homes

By Jessica Blatt Press

The Citizen Recommends: Philly Forward Forum

This Thursday, join local changemakers—and investors who are committed to supporting them—to help catalyze real change in Philly

By Jessica Blatt Press

Rallying for the Neighborhood

New Kensington Community Development Corporation has stepped in where government has failed, to help neighborhood businesses survive the pandemic. Could this be a model for other communities?

By Courtney DuChene

The Virus and The City: Yo, Joe!

Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab director on how the Biden administration can spur growth by rethinking how it works with cities

By Bruce Katz, Colin HIggins, Andrew Petrisin and Michael Saadine

What Reopening Plan?

Citing “worldwide best practice,” the City has locked down indoor dining, gyms, youth sports and more across Philly—but, as the Broad + Liberty co-founder notes, it will not share what’s needed to reopen

By Albert Eisenberg and Spencer Landis