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Land Bank Legislation Needs Path for Donating Parcels to CDCs

With more than 20,000 vacant parcels posing significant costs on neighborhoods, there is little time to waste, says Anuj Gupta of Mt. Airy USA.

Burger Brawl

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Sacred Sites, Lost Treasures, Burger Brawl

An architectural walking tour in Rittenhouse, gritty photos under the El, and a beefy battle to build a computer lab.

Erica Falvey at The Vanguard School in Malvern

CAMPUS PHILLY: A Student, Teacher, and Healer Rolled Into One

Cabrini College senior Erica Falvey has impacted thousands as a student teacher, volunteer and nonprofit founder, including one of her professors.

The soda garden at Next American City's Urban Innovation Storefront

Viability of I-95 Removal Could Emerge By Late Summer

The three-mile stretch of highway is just one of the things Next American City's Diana Lind is impacting from its new Brewerytown storefront.


South Street West Comes of Age

West of Broad is abuzz with construction, rehab and lots of new businesses, establishing a new dining destination that's more livable than ever.

Save the Depot

Philly vs. Detroit: A Story Slam and Mistaken Identities

A first-time visit to Detroit reveals the makings of a true story of opportunity as First Person Arts' upcoming event reveals both cities' mistaken identities.

Ultimo Brew

Name Game: Branding Neighborhoods the Philly Way

What's in a name? Everything, and it isn't always easy to settle on one. We look at three neighborhoods in various states of branding.


PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Custom Jewelry, Latino Film, Spring Cleaning

Latin American Film Festival at International House, sterling silver at The Alternatives Museum in Wilmington, and it's clean-up time in the city.

PHL Libraries

Library in the City: More Use, More Cuts and a Roadmap to Stability

Prioritizing services and sustainable funding are among the policy challenges faced by the Free Library of Philadelphia, as outlined in a recent report from Pew.

Swann Memorial Fountain

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Outdoor Tango, Art of Sharing, Opera 4-D

Dance by the Swann Memorial Fountain, explore communal exchange at the Painted Bride and enjoy opera on The Porch at 30th Street Station.

Penn Public Policy Challenge

Policy Challenge: Pitching the School District as Real Estate Developer

Five teams competed for $10k and a shot at nationals, and the prize went to the innovative "Closing Schools, Opening Opportunities" plan.

Crop Mob

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Crop Mob, Freestyle Beards, Farm to Fest

Get dirty in the Brandywine Valley, celebrate facial hair at The Blockley and eat local and organic with hundreds of Philly's finest. 

Abu Kamara and Pete Groverman of Gravora

Exporting America: Groverman Blazes Global Entrepreneurial Trail

The third-generation entrepreneur's most recent venture, Grovara, aims to put 'Made in the USA' back on the map, and he's taking his friends along for the ride.


FLYING PHOTO: Archedream a Little Dream of Me

The unique dance and theater group from South Philly has performed all over, shining a different kind of light on anger, death, love and war.

Joan Blaustein

TreePhilly: Why A 30 Percent Tree Canopy in Philadelphia Matters

There's lots of work to do in some neighborhoods, but private yards hold the best hope for this recently launched city program.
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