WATCH: Chat with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley

The second-term Dayton, Ohio, mayor talked about the role of cities post-Covid with Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab Director Bruce Katz, in partnership with Fitler Club

By Jessica Press

Guest Commentary: Fund Housing. Save Lives.

Mayor Kenney has proposed slashing the Housing Trust Fund. A longtime affordable housing advocate on why that could mean disaster—for all of us

By Nora Lichtash

Who Wins and Who Loses?

Philly 3.0’s Engagement Director on who stands to gain—and who doesn’t—from Mayor Kenney’s post-Covid budget plan

By Jon Geeting

Ideas We Should Steal: Help for Renters and Landlords

A New Jersey landlord waived the rent for his tenants over the next three months—something most property owners probably can’t afford. How can both sides get relief?

By Andy Metzger

The Virus and the City: Place Matters

Saving small businesses requires saving local communities. Drexel’s Metro Finance Director with some ways to do that

By Bruce Katz, Beth Bafford, Ross Baird, Michael Saadine and Colin Higgins

Disaster Optimism

Covid-19 is a catastrophe. Here, six ways to turn it into an opportunity for Philadelphia

By Diana Lind

The Virus and the City: Fixing A Broken Social Contract

The Covid-19 crisis reveals decades of policies that have undermined the safety net. The fix, Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab Director says, won’t come from the federal government.

By Bruce Katz, Luise Noring and Andrew Petrisin

The End of the Boom?

Philly’s population grew by just 472 residents last year, possibly marking the end of our growth. We can’t afford that. Here’s what we should do about it.

By Diana Lind