Guest Commentary: Vote “Yes” to More Housing Trust Funds

Ballot Question #4 this fall asks Philly voters to approve more money for affordable housing. The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations says it’s what we need now.

By Rick Sauer and Maria Gonzalez

Guest Commentary: The Answer to Our Housing Crisis

A building industry official contends City Council’s proposal for “inclusionary housing” will make it harder to increase Philly's stock of affordable homes. But, he says, there is a solution: Building on public land

By Mo Rushdy

How Deliberate Planning Can Make Housing Fairer in Philly

Mayor Kenney has the chance to shape housing policy for years to come through the City’s next Comprehensive Plan. Philly 3.0’s engagement director looks to New York for a smart approach.

By Jon Geeting

How Good Development Is Reshaping Philly

Along with Drexel’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, we’re kicking off a speakers series that features a host of bold-face names exploring the intersection of private real estate development and the public good.

By Larry Platt

Development … For Good

The Philadelphia Citizen's year-long speaker series highlights a new generation of real estate developers in Philly, and delves into the impact their work has on our city.

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