The Urgent Need for Public-Public Partnerships

A conversation with a Philly official taught Drexel’s Finance Metro head to think differently about what cities need to succeed

By Bruce Katz

What The Inquirer Got Wrong About FDR Park

A recent editorial declared support for remaking the South Philly park as an outdoor turf sports complex. That is not what we really need

By Lauren McCutcheon

Ideas We Should Steal: Decarbonize All The Buildings

Ithaca, New York is on track to become the first city in the nation to transition all of its buildings from fossil fuels to renewable electricity, reducing their carbon emissions by 400,000 tons per year. Can we do it in Philly too?

By Courtney DuChene

The Road to Global Sustainability Runs Through Cities

Drexel’s Metro Finance director was a keynote speaker at the first ever meeting of G7 urban leaders. Here, his calls to action for creating livable, growing, global cities

By Bruce Katz

Philly’s Climate Change Report Card

It’s been five years since Mayor Kenney announced ambitious plans for combating climate change locally. Here, a look at how that's going.

By Courtney DuChene

50+ ways to help fight climate change

Taking action to protect our planet is the work of our lifetime. Ready to dive in? Here are 50+ ways you can actually make an impact.

By Katherine Rapin and Josh Middleton

How Cities Can Fight Climate Change

Drexel’s Metro Finance director talks to Iina Oilinki, the head of Helsinki’s ambitious effort to curb its polluting emissions, about how business and government can work together to save the environment

By Bruce Katz

A Green Stimulus for Philly

Penn’s resident climate wonk co-wrote a letter urging Congress to green its pandemic response. Could the public investments he supports help solve Philly’s poverty epidemic, too?

By Brianna Baker