The Equity Test

The Enterprise Center, Equity Alliance and Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab have co-created a plan to revive small, minority-owned businesses on Philly’s 52nd Street Corridor. Here’s why it matters

By Bruce Katz

What City Council Got Right on Housing

A new report shows the city’s housing density bonus has helped hundreds of low-income homeowners pay for repairs. Philly 3.0’s engagement director lays out why that matters

By Jon Geeting

What to Do With the Philadelphia Roundhouse

The City plans to sell the old police headquarters. Can — and will — it be redeveloped in a way that respects the building’s history?

By Courtney DuChene

Development for Good: Kensington Neighborhood Trust

An innovative model for community-business development provides opportunity for current and new residents to thrive in a Philadelphia neighborhood experiencing both investment and crisis

By Christina Griffith

The Urgent Need for Public-Public Partnerships

A conversation with a Philly official taught Drexel’s Finance Metro head to think differently about what cities need to succeed

By Bruce Katz

Ideas We Should Steal: Public Toilets

Sometimes, you really, really need to go. That’s why Philly is looking to Portland to adopt a successful model of free public bathrooms.

By J.P. Romney

What The Inquirer Got Wrong About FDR Park

A recent editorial declared support for remaking the South Philly park as an outdoor turf sports complex. That is not what we really need

By Lauren McCutcheon

The Rising Threat to Homeowners

One quarter of all home sales in Philly are to corporate investors, not residents. Drexel’s Metro Finance Director joins the Reinvestment Fund in laying out why that matters — and what can be done to stem the tide

By BRUCE KATZ, BEN PREIS, IRA GOLDSTEIN AND EMILY DOWDALL