Ideas We Should Steal: Youth Restorative Justice For All Students

The School District’s diversion program for low-level offenders is a national model that has kept kids in school and out of jail. Could a version of San Francisco’s Make it Right program reach even more youth?

By Aly Kerrigan

Ideas We Should Steal: An Everything Transportation App

It is unnecessarily hard to figure out the best public transit route to get around the Philly area — one reason people default to driving. Can we take a lesson from Berlin?

By J.P. Romney

Ideas Mayoral Candidates Should Steal

Many of those running for mayor call themselves change agents. But 13 weeks from Election Day, where are the innovative plans that could alter the direction of the city?

By Larry Platt

Ideas We Should Steal: A History in Two Monuments

Now that South Philly’s Columbus Statue has been unboxed, can we find a healthier way to grapple with our monument issues, as they’ve done in Franklin, Tennessee?

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Ideas We Should Steal Revisited: Giving Locally

Philadelphia is among the least charitable regions in the country. Could a local version of Giving Tuesday, like they have in Austin, be the answer?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal Revisited: How to Embrace (Another Virusy) Winter

Eight years ago, Edmonton, Canada, started a citywide effort to celebrate its intense cold, rather than hide from it. Would doing the same here lessen social isolation, help spur local democracy and make this third Covid winter more bearable?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal 2022 Recap: What We Learned at the Ideas We Should Steal Festival

Our 5th annual festival last week featured luminaries in the arts, politics, media and justice. Here, some solutions we should adopt

By Lauren McCutcheon and Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: 5th annual Ideas We Should Steal Festival

Join us December 14 and 15 to share solutions for creating a more prosperous, equitable and thriving Philadelphia.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy