Guest Commentary: A Trust Grows in Kensington

An equitable development expert at Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab points to a possible shining light in the neighborhood beset by drug use and poverty: Community ownership of the Kensington Avenue retail corridor. Will it work?

By Karen Black

Recap: Development … for Good — Build Baby Build

Can Philadelphia develop our way out of an affordable housing crisis? This week, The Citizen gathered experts on the matter to work out the answer to that very big question

By Lauren McCutcheon

Development … for Good: Built to Heal with Michael Murphy

The renowned architect spoke for a large Citizen crowd about why all people deserve good design — and how he intends to bring it to them

By Lauren McCutcheon

The Citizen Recommends: Development … for Good — Built to Heal

In the next in our “Development … for Good” event series, the internationally-renowned architect will explore how buildings can be vessels for reconciliation and change

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Development for Good: Crowdfunding Community Development

A new program from Shift Capital allows average citizens to invest as little as $100 in their own communities — and double their money in nine years

By Courtney DuChene

Development for Good: Philly Workforce Homes

Two Center City brothers expand their luxury real estate portfolio with low-profit, high-satisfaction housing for Philadelphia’s working class

By Courtney DuChene

Citizen Recap: Placemaking and Economic Growth

During our latest Development … for Good event, Connor Barwin, Jerry Sweeney and other civic trailblazers shared the secrets to growing stronger communities through smart design

By Jessica Blatt Press

The Citizen Recommends: Placemaking and Economic Growth

The next in our Development … for Good series in partnership with Fitler Club and Drexel’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation features Connor Barwin, Jerry Sweeney and other investors in our city’s public realm

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy