Boston v. Philly

It’s more than a sports rivalry. Boston and Philly share DNA as the country’s most historic cities. But only one has shown the will and vision to be an innovative 21st century leader

By Ajay Raju

Ideas We Should Steal: CultureHouse

The Boston-area nonprofit builds indoor pop-up community spaces in vacant storefronts, spurring foot traffic and connections. Can a group of intrigued Philadelphians successfully bring it here?

By Jill Harkins

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2019: Participatory Budgeting

Around the world, city officials gives residents money from their budgets to spend as they see fit. Check out this story from 2017 and find out more at our 2nd Annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Action Civics in Schools

A new Massachusetts law mandates experiential civics learning in school. It’s one way to ensure a better democracy in our children’s future

By Michael Deal

Ideas We Should Steal: Teaching Curiosity

At next month’s Ideas We Should Steal Festival, the CEO of Brooklyn’s Ascend Charter Schools will talk about turning away from “No Excuses” and toward what may be the key to education: Joy

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Children’s Cabinet

Mayors around the country are launching city-wide efforts to get all stakeholders thinking about what’s best for kids. Can it work here?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: CityScore

In Boston, two dozen metrics combine to score how the city is doing on a daily basis. Is Philly primed to do the same?

By Alex Braden