The Virus and the City: Next Steps

Could help be on the way for Main Street businesses? Here, a rundown of the relief bills and programs that, if Congress acts, might just help

By Bruce Katz, Beth Bafford, Jamie Rubin, Michael Saadine and Colin Higgins

Breaking Down Barriers

Can Sunflower Philly, a community space in Kensington run by local artists and funded by local developers, forge a connection between new and longtime residents?

By Emily Neil

The Closest Thing to Printing Money

The housing density bonus has put $10 million into City coffers for affordable housing. It could do even more, Philly 3.0’s engagement editor notes—if certain Councilmembers would get out of the way

By Jon Geeting

Your City Defined: The El Explained

If you're calling it the Market-Frankford Line, you've got it all wrong.

By Rosella LeFevre

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 Blatt 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