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$2.75 million renovation for Temple's Center City campus launches with a new public cafe

Just in time to build on the buzz of renovated Dilworth Park, Temple has a raft of upgrades of its own across the street at its Center City campus. 
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Do parklets really boost business? University City District gets the data

Eliminating parking -- even if it’s just a space or two  -- is often a controversial proposition. But a Philly study claims that parklets are a social and economic boost.
Innovation News

Update: Lancaster Avenue's Neighborhood Time Exchange makes a difference

A Canadian artist traveled to Philly to join a cadre of creatives exploring a new model for art-making and community service.
Innovation News

A North Philly grant leaves no excuse for litter

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful wants to engage Philly’s communities in on-the-ground efforts to improve and beautify their commercial and residential corridors. Its first round of 2015 micro-grants are already at work.
In The News

Philadelphia named 4th most walkable city in the country

The City of Brotherly Love has been named the fourth most walkable city in the country by Redfin.
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A Capella: The Next Generation

The New York Times shines a light on the rise of next-generation a Capella -- notably at University of Pennsylvania. 
In The News

Commonwealth housing market remains strong

According to a new report, housing sales climbed 10 percent throughout all of Pennsylvania in March, and home prices are up, too.
In The News

Philly named one of the world's most romantic destinations

In a list of the world's most romantic cities, Philadelphia comes in at No. 9.
Feature Story

Discover the eclectic -- and tasty -- pleasures of a Northeast Philly 'hood

It's a United Nations of culinary delicacies in Castor Gardens. Whether you're looking for Brazilian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Indian or Jamaican, this often overlooked neighborhood has you covered.
Feature Story

Weekend Getaway: Gateway Lodge is an oasis in the woods

A mother-daughter team have worked tirelessly to transform this historic property into the perfect place for a rustic, gorgeous getaway, complete with fine wines and locavore eats.
Innovation News

Calling all Makers: NextFab opens second location in Fishtown

NextFab, Philly's "gym for innovators," has set up its second shop at Impact Hub Philadelphia. 
In The News

Petty Island fantasy courtesy of the Better Philadelphia Challenge

Could an overlooked island in the Delaware connect Philadelphia and Camden?
Innovation News

In Harrisburg and Philly, news from the craft beer boom

Big news on the beer front: In Harrisburg, Zeroday Brewing Company is open. In Philadelphia, University of the Sciences is offering a brewing science certificate.
Innovation News

Drexel and TechGirlz partner to teach game design to young women

Drexel University and TechGirlz, a Philadelphia nonprofit, are partnering to create free online game-design training for young women.
Innovation News

A cure for Alzheimer's? Penn State launches crowdfunding site to boost brain-repair research

A Penn State team has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support its promising research on brain repair.
In The News

Family takes epic journey from Argentina to Philly for Pope's visit

A family embarks on an epic journey from South America, aiming to arrive in time for the Pope's visit to Philadelphia. 
Development News

Reading Viaduct Park -- and four other exciting projects -- get green light

The Knight Foundation and William Penn Foundation are teaming up to funnel millions into five major civic projects throughout Philadelphia.
Development News

Stinger Square in Grays Ferry is getting a $500,000 upgrade

The Philadelphia Water Department pitches in for a practical and beautifying upgrade at Stinger Square Park in Grays Ferry.
Feature Story

Joy Ride: Philadelphia's bike share is coming this spring

When Indego launches, it aims to be one of the most inclusive, progressive and well thought-out bike share programs in the world. 
Feature Story

18 Pennsylvania Companies to Watch in 2015

As we look forward to a new year, Flying Kite highlights a group of game-changing Commonwealth companies. Whether they're brewing beer, saving lives, making life more convenient or helping kids learn better, these startups are poised for a big 2015. 
Feature Story

From dream to drink: How to start a craft brewery in Pennsylvania

Launching a microbrewery is nowhere near as lucrative or romantic as many beer geeks think. But for those intent on chasing the sudsy glory, we've got some insider advice.

Founders

Bernardo Cordovez of Optofluidics

Bernardo Cordovez of Optofluidics

Neighborhood/City: University City

The first purchase orders are coming in for his company, which is commercializing a breakthrough method to capture and hold tiny particles.

Chirantan Bhatt of TapCLIQ

Chirantan Bhatt of TapCLIQ

Neighborhood/City: Market East

His 4 year-old daughter's user experience playing games on a smartphone led to an a-ha moment and a kinder, gentler interactive ad delivery plaftorm.

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Mt. Airy

One of the nation's first successfully integrated neighborhoods is still a model for diversity thanks to its central shopping district's small town feel, easy access to transportation and outdoor recreation and an active citizenry led by community development organization Mt. Airy, USA. Home to the innovative Weaver's Way Co-Op and one of the few remaining 1920s Art Deco movie theaters in the city, the Sedgwick, Mt. Airy has continued to make streetscape improvements, mixed-use and transit-oriented development and Germantown Avenue priorities.