2023 Is the Year of the Local

With the federal government in disarray, Drexel’s Metro Finance head predicts cities — and those who live, work and manage them — will be the key to economic growth next year.

By Bruce Katz, Elijah E Davis, Avanti Krovi, Milena Dovali, Bryan Fike

The Equity Test

The Enterprise Center, Equity Alliance and Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab have co-created a plan to revive small, minority-owned businesses on Philly’s 52nd Street Corridor. Here’s why it matters

By Bruce Katz

SEPTA’s Success Story

The transit agency’s experiment with free Anywhere Passes for employees at three institutions has been a rousing success. Now, Philly 3.0’s engagement director says, it’s ready to go big

By Jon Geeting

The Rising Threat to Homeowners

One quarter of all home sales in Philly are to corporate investors, not residents. Drexel’s Metro Finance Director joins the Reinvestment Fund in laying out why that matters — and what can be done to stem the tide

By BRUCE KATZ, BEN PREIS, IRA GOLDSTEIN AND EMILY DOWDALL

The “Drexel Promise” Is Just The Start

A longtime college president applauds Drexel’s new tuition discount for community college transfers — and urges universities to do more to help underserved students attain their degrees

By Elaine Maimon

Game Changer

Spark Therapeutics and Drexel University are betting big on a new, $575 million innovation center. For Spark CEO Jeff Marrazzo, it’s another iteration of a change maker’s vision

By Larry Platt

The Higher Ed Opportunity

Four local universities will be searching for new presidents in the next couple of years. Let’s be sure, a longtime college president says, they are principled leaders who can help transform the region.

By Elaine Maimon

The Citizen Recommends: Generational Shifts and the Politics of Change

The Citizen’s Roxanne Patel Shepelavy hosts a Drexel panel about who is—and soon will be—leading our democracy

By Jessica Blatt Press