LISTEN: How to Build Black Business Density, Part I

In the latest installment of our How to Really Run a City Podcast, former Philly Mayor Michael Nutter and former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed host an all-star lineup of mayors and experts to address one of the most pressing issues of our time

By Jessica Blatt Press

“The cutting edge of financial innovation”

Drexel’s Metro Finance head talks with impact investor Jonathan Tower on using private funds to hypercharge public investment in communities that need it most

By Bruce Katz

Guest Commentary: How the Next Mayor can Make Vacant Land Work for Philly

The Land Bank law makes it easy for the city to buy up foreclosed properties. A former city official on how that could be a tool for community-minded development

By John Kromer

Are Cities Ready for a Manufacturing Renaissance?

As a new industrial transition hits the U.S., Drexel’s Metro Finance head lays out how Philly and other cities can capitalize on the boom

By Bruce Katz, Milena Dovali, Avanti Krovi and Victoria Orozco

Development … for Good: Black Squirrel Collective

Founded by three Black entrepreneurs, the Philly company empowers underserved real estate developers and small businesses with capital, coaching, land and mentorship

By Courtney DuChene

Is the Land Bank Actually Working?

Philadelphia is finally using more of its own land to build affordable housing, even surpassing its own goals for the year. Philly 3.0’s engagement director on what needs to happen next

By Jon Geeting

The Citizen Recommends: Total Impact Summit

The annual ImpactPHL event doubles down on the business-for-good nonprofit’s mission: Putting money to work for Philadelphians

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: How Can Center City Achieve Total Recovery?

Despite what you’ve heard, downtown Philly is doing pretty well. Center City District’s President/CEO on how the city is rebounding from the last three years — and what new leaders must do

By Paul R. Levy