Planning To The Rescue

Wouldn’t it be great, Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders, if our advisory-only Planning Commission were given more power?

By Jon Geeting

The Year of Transformative Change

Could the right investments in 2020 bring wealth to city neighborhoods that most need it? As Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director notes, it’s already happening all across the country.

By Bruce Katz

How to Not be San Francisco

Pro-housing activist and Philly native Sonja Trauss on how her hometown can avoid the pitfalls of Bay Area unaffordability. Yes, it might involve more building

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Guest Commentary: An Important Endeavor For Justice

A former federal judge lauds Philly’s planned Equal Justice Center for what it promises: to bridge the haves and have-nots in our justice system

By Timothy K. Lewis

The Most Transformative Project in America

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab Director on an urban renewal project that could change Dayton—and set an example for cities everywhere. He talks with Mayor Nan Whaley at next week’s Ideas We Should Steal Festival.

By Bruce Katz

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2019: Growing the Pie, Not Cutting the Pieces

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab Director Bruce Katz on growing inclusive wealth in city neighborhoods

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Who Pays and Who Gains?

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director rethinks the interplay between public investments and private wealth in cities

By Bruce Katz

A Quiet Revolution

Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab director says the U.S. could be on the brink of a radical shift in how underserved communities are revitalized—and he’s released a blueprint for how to get there

By Ross Baird and Bruce Katz