Welcome to the Age of Cities
The director of Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab on the ways that cities are doing the work to lift up communities and create opportunities for all
The Fix: Shifting the Blame
In the wake of a land sale scandal, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson has tried to take attention off himself. As Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, that’s part of the problem
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!