The New Urban Order: The Future of Post-Pandemic Transit is Post-Commuter

Nationwide, transit ridership remains down from pre-pandemic levels. Is London’s Superloop an idea we should steal?

By Diana Lind

The New Urban Order: The Sports Economy is More than Stadiums

Whether or not the Sixers get to build their downtown arena, the way we think about sports culture in cities is severely limited. Could a “Sports Mayor” help reshape what athletics mean to a city?

By Diana Lind

Did Voters Make Neighborhood Development Better?

The ballot measure Philadelphians passed last month could be the start of needed reforms to the role community groups play in creating more housing for more people

By Malcolm Burnley

A Progressive Arena Deal?

In Milwaukee, a sports arena deal has led to a pro-growth, pro-union, working class, cross-racial revival. Could it be a model for all development in Philly?

By Larry Platt

What North Philly Teaches Us About Anti-Displacement

Drexel’s Metro Finance Head and other partners have spent the last year building a strategy to keep eight Latino neighborhoods intact while attracting the right kind of investment. Here’s how they did it

By Bruce Katz

Winning the Decade

Drexel’s Metro Finance head talks to Greater St. Louis CEO about how the Missouri city turned pandemic tragedy into urban prosperity. Hint: It’s all about jobs

By Bruce Katz

Mark Squilla Loves The Process

The fate of the 76ers arena rests on one person’s shoulders (hint: it’s not our new mayor). Is this any way to run a city?

By Malcolm Burnley

The New Urban Order: The Vacant Office Opportunity

Cities around the country are buying vacant office buildings to convert to housing or to meet other civic needs. Here’s why Philly should do the same

By Diana Lind