The New Urban Order: Should City Workers Work in the Office?

Mayor Parker is mandating all city employees work in person starting next month. City Council is pushing back. Is government ever going to be ready to return to office?

By Diana Lind

The New Urban Order: Higher Ed’s Day of Urban Reckoning

What can cities do to prevent precipitous college closures?

By Diana Lind

The New Urban Order: The Antidote to Helplessness

Want to make a real, tangible, immediate impact? Look no further than your own block

By Diana Lind

The New Urban Order: The Future of Post-Pandemic Transit is Post-Commuter

Nationwide, transit ridership remains down from pre-pandemic levels. Is London’s Superloop an idea we should steal?

By Diana Lind

The New Urban Order: The Sports Economy is More than Stadiums

Whether or not the Sixers get to build their downtown arena, the way we think about sports culture in cities is severely limited. Could a “Sports Mayor” help reshape what athletics mean to a city?

By Diana Lind

The New Urban Order: Send Your Kid to a “Good Enough” Public School

A C+ school for the win.

By Diana Lind

The New Urban Order: The Supreme Court Will Decide if Homelessness is a Crime

How will the ruling in City of Grants Pass, Oregon, v. Gloria Johnson affect how Philadelphia addresses our own homelessness crisis?

By Diana Lind

The New Urban Order: The Dynamically Priced City

Charging real-time, demand-based surge and discount pricing works for Uber and Amtrak. Could it work for other Philly services?

By Diana Lind