Ideas We Should Steal: Grassroots Housing Reparations
A rapper-turned-community activist is preserving Black wealth in Portland, the Whitest big city in America, by helping homeowners repair — and therefore stay — in their homes
Ideas We Should Steal: Public Toilets
Sometimes, you really, really need to go. That’s why Philly is looking to Portland to adopt a successful model of free public bathrooms.
Ideas We Should Steal: The 20-Minute Neighborhood
Paris, Portland, Houston and even Detroit are planning neighborhoods where residents can walk or bike to everything they need for a healthy and vibrant life. Is now the time to do the same in Philly?
Ideas We Should Steal: The Housing Reform We Really Need
Portland, Oregon, just passed the most revolutionary urban zoning reform in recent history to keep residents from being displaced. In Philly, that could bring housing relief to tens of thousands
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?
Ideas We Should Steal: Friends of the Children
The 25-year-old Portland nonprofit has a proven method for ending the cycle of poverty for children—a 12.5 year mentorship
Ideas We Should Steal: Putting Panhandlers to Work in Portland
In this Solution of the Day, instead of taking punitive measures, the city of Portland, Maine hires panhandlers to clean its parks