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

Want to Grow Philly’s Economy?

Then, Philly 3.0’s engagement director says, make permitting easier for businesses

By Jon Geeting

Guest Commentary: Walnut Street Is For the Dogs

A Philly educator and urbanist bemoans what’s happened to Center City—and urges a renewed sense of urgency to protect our shared spaces

By Lydia Kulina-Washburn

Mystery Shopper: Reporting Illegal Dumping in Philadelphia

Our mystery shopper tried to get just one of the dozens of ugly trash heaps cleared away from their North Philly neighborhood. Here's how well—or not—it went.

Fighting Crime Through…Home Repairs?

According to new Penn research, home improvements can cut homicides by nearly 22 percent. Philly 3.0’s engagement director breaks down what that means for Philly

By Jon Geeting

Mystery Shopper: How hard is it to get rid of illegal dumpsters?

Residents of one South Philly block tried for months to get the City to take action against businesses piling garbage on their street. Why is it so hard to get anyone to listen?

Saving Sagging SEPTA

Philly's transit ridership is down. But, Philly 3.0’s engagement director says, bulk pass purchases for city workers and students can help.

By Jon Geeting

Does Council want to limit housing?

In the midst of an affordable housing crisis, City Council’s “zoning overlay” mania is out of control. Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders: Where is Mayor Kenney?

By Jon Geeting