Idea We Should Steal: Desegregating the Region
A Connecticut coalition is fighting housing discrimination, and its effects, by taking on a little-understood piece of bureaucracy: zoning laws. Could a similar approach make for a more equitable Philly region?
Ideas We Should Steal: Winterizing Outdoor Dining
Chicago invited citizens to come up with solutions to the challenges of outdoor winter dining. Philly should put out the same call.
Ideas We Should Steal: Mental Health Police Reforms That Work
If we really want to honor Walter Wallace Jr., let's look at and consider implementing some of these successful—systemic—solutions from around the world
Ideas We Should Steal: The Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable
Well before this summer’s racial awakening, civic leaders in Buffalo came together to not only talk about race, but work on real systemic change. Is it a model for other cities?
Ideas We Should Steal: Citizens’ Assemblies
A growing body of research suggests that the leadership we need right now could—quite literally—be all around us
Ideas We Should Steal: Swap Columbus Day for an Election Day Holiday
The small city of Sandusky, Ohio, cancelled the out-of-step holiday in favor of one much needed. We should do that in Philly, too.
Ideas We Should Steal: Reduce Gun Violence with Jobs
Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s anti-violence program has helped reduce shootings in Chicago’s South Side by 33 percent—while citywide, violence has spiked. The key? Economic opportunity
Ideas We Should Steal: 10 ways to fix our garbage mess
State Rep. Jared Solomon spent a day picking up city trash to understand just how bad Philly is at waste. Here, some ways to do better