Guest Commentary: The Future of Violence Is Digital

Online beefs are behind an increasing amount of violence in Philly. A local resident and teacher wonders what police can do to stop it—and what responsibility social media giants should face

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Generation Change Philly: The Profit Sharer

Last year, Seer Interactive founder Wil Reynolds turned down a $50 million offer for his internet search firm. Instead, he’s investing his company’s wealth in his employees and his community

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Turning Data Into Solutions

Orange County and other communities are using a Social Progress Index to measure success beyond economics. Could it help Philly solve its most pressing problems?

By Michaela Haas

Generation Change Philly: The Innovation Coach 

As the executive director of Penn’s Integrated Product Design program, Sarah Rottenberg inspires the next generation of inventors to solve problems at the intersection of humanity and design 

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Philly Parking vs. Philly Climate

The state and federal governments are prioritizing electric cars to protect the environment. But Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes that in Philly, parking politics still rules the day

By Jon Geeting

Guest Commentary: Sprinting Toward Gomorrah

A woman’s rape on the El—while other riders did nothing but hold up their cameras—forces a Gen Z’er to confront the dehumanizing consequences of lives lived on social media.

By Jemille Q. Duncan

Guest Commentary: We Are So Close To Closing The Digital Divide

A bipartisan infrastructure bill in Congress could help bring broadband access to everyone. It’s time, a Philly state rep says, to connect the unconnected

By Morgan Cephas

A Dating App for Jobs

The new online tool PropelPHL doesn’t just connect employers to diverse job-seekers. It aims to be the crucial missing link between Philly talent, Philly jobs and Philly resources.

By Christine Speer Lejeune