A Reason for Cautious Optimism
A survey by the Center City District shows residents are generally happy with the direction of the city. But, as CCD’s executive director reports, there are exceptions to that
The Fix: Councilmanic Prerogative at its Worst
Councilmember Cindy Bass wants to ban new day cares from her district. As Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, it’s a shameful example of how politics works here
Citizen Engagement 101
The Citizens Planning Institute has launched 500 community activists in neighborhoods around the city by arming them with the tools to make real change
A Tree Ought to Grow in Philly
Trees increase health, safety, and air quality. So why doesn’t the city insist on planting more of them?
Ideas We Should Steal: Community-Centered Development
A Portland B Corp is pushing a more inclusive process for building up a neighborhood. Can Philly learn a lesson from the most gentrified city in America?
Do Something: Defend the Free Press
This week, stand with students against gun violence, farm in Center City, discuss the free press and more!
The Citizen Recommends: Smith Playground Ribbon Cutting
Join former Eagle Connor Barwin as he unveils the $3.2 million renovations to the South Philly park his foundation refurbished
Not To Dis Smokin’ Joe, But…
…We need to start honoring African Americans who have contributed to Philadelphia beyond sports and entertainment—like the late federal judge Leon Higginbotham