The Virus and the City: The Answer is Local
Multiple crises have revealed the need and the power of cities to respond to this moment. Drexel’s Metro Finance director on how a “New Localism” can jumpstart a better rebirth than before Covid-19.
I Want My Jubilee!
Center City venture capitalist and philanthropist Richard Vague has a stimulus plan that will boost the economy and address inequality. Will the political class listen?
Ideas We Should Steal: The Housing Reform We Really Need
Portland, Oregon, just passed the most revolutionary urban zoning reform in recent history to keep residents from being displaced. In Philly, that could bring housing relief to tens of thousands
New Year, No New Taxes
The City plans to hold off on changing what property owners pay in taxes for another year. Philly 3.0’s engagement director on why that may not be good for anyone
How to Build Philadelphia Back Better
Two of the country’s most prominent urban thinkers have teamed up to offer Philly a bold plan for inclusive and resilient recovery from Covid-19. Could a $250 million “Philadelphia Regeneration Fund” be in our future?
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
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?
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