A Luxury Philly Can’t Afford

City Council’s housing policy power grab is crippling Philly’s big-picture goals on affordability and climate. Where, Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders, is Mayor Kenney in all this?

By Jon Geeting

Magic Seats, Ward Leaders and the 2022 Ward Elections

Who fills empty elected seats when there’s an unexpected opening? It could be you, says Philly 3.0’s engagement director

By Jon Geeting

Leadership Malpractice

The sniping and pettiness this week among Mayor Kenney, District Attorney Krasner and Council President Clarke advertises why they’re failing at curbing gun violence

By Larry Platt

The Myth of Progressivism

Want to win elections? Voters around the country seem to be embracing common sense problem-solvers more than the Woke and MAGA crowds would have you believe. Are you listening, Helen Gym, et al?

By Larry Platt

Ready, Set…Redistrict!

The city and state saw population gains, according to the 2020 Census. Now, Philly 3.0’s engagement director says, the fight over legislative districts begins.

By Jon Geeting

Wanna Take On Systemic Racism? Infrastructure

There’s been a lot of talk in the last year about systemic racism. Congressman Dwight Evans has an idea to actually do something about it.

By Larry Platt

How to Become a Block Captain—and Rock At it

Super citizen (and longtime block captain) Jen Devor shares hard-won tips on how to fill this crucial neighborhood role

By Claire Wolters

The Trash Election?

Philadelphians are fed up with the garbage piling up on our streets. That’s why, Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, the next mayor may be the one with a vision for cleaning up the city

By Jon Geeting