The Philadelphia Citizen was founded on a mission to seek out solutions that could make our city a better, fairer and more prosperous place to live—for everyone who lives here.
As such, we are constantly on the lookout for ideas implemented in other cities that could help us tackle issues plaguing our city, such as the crippling, worst-in-the-nation poverty rate, rising gun violence and food insecurity.
Some of the things we’ve found and reported on recently include a coalition in Connecticut that’s fighting housing discrimination by taking on zoning laws. How passing universal child care in Pennsylvania—like they are about to do in Massachusetts—could add billions to the state economy. And mental health reforms are helping to create safer police departments around the world.
We recently teamed up with the Solutions Journalism Network to get you even more smart ideas from across the country, which you can hear all about in the nifty little jukebox below (and you don‘t even need a quarter to play it!). This week that includes a retrofitting project in Florida that’s saving money and energy. Native American communities are getting a leg up fighting hunger with a unique “Seeds and Sheep” program. And tiny house “villages” are popping up around the country for people experiencing homelessness.
Get your daily dose of solutions—all delivered in quick, less-than-a-minute podcast episodes below. And keep up with The Citizen’s in-depth coverage of ideas Philadelphia should steal here.Header photo by R. Kennedy / Visit Philadelphia