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A textile lab at Drexel

Weaving together innovation at Drexel University

The earliest civilizations knew how to weave fiber into textiles. But those products bear little resemblance to the high-tech "functional fabrics" being engineered in Philadelphia -- these miraculous materials can see, hear, sense and communicate.

uCity Square from 37th Street

Say goodbye to the University City you know

Whether it's Drexel's Schuylkill Yards strategy, the Science Center's uCity Square expansion or visions for capping and developing the rail yards north of 30th Street Station, the neighborhood we see today is not long for this world.

The University City Science Center

Giving international companies a soft place to land in Philadelphia

Thanks to an exciting University City Science Center program, businesses seeking a foothold in the U.S. are choosing Philadelphia. These firms are pioneering groundbreaking technologies, transforming sectors such as oncology and wind power.

First Friday on Frankford Avenue

Avoid the Obvious: A visitors guide to the REAL Philadelphia

Lonely Planet recently named our fair city the top U.S. destination for 2016. As a new wave of tourists and transplants discover all Philly has to offer, here are some tips to getting off the beaten path.

The University City Science Center

With Steve Tang at the helm, the Science Center expands both its mission and its footprint

This University City institution continues to thrive and evolve, adding new buildings and innovative programs to support the next great Philadelphia companies. 

A landscaped median on University Avenue

Growth Industry: Cultivating employment and entrepreneurship in an evolving Philly neighborhood

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative continues to find new ways to train and employ people in and around University City. Their latest program uses landscaping as a means to pull people out of poverty while also greening the neighborhood.

A work in progress at EAT Cafe

New West Philly cafe aims to bring everyone to the table

At EAT Cafe, local families will be able to pay-what-they-can and enjoy a delicious sit-down meal. This community restaurant, backed by Drexel and the Vetri Foundation, could serve as a model for how food can transform a community.

Dominic Sisti

Dominic Sisti talks "Bringing Back the Asylum"

The head of the Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare talks about his thought-provoking article, the strong reaction and what he and his colleagues really meant to say.

Community Connectors in West Philadelphia

Connecting the dots in Philly's neighborhoods

The Community Connectors program employs a diverse stable of advocates -- from high school students to crossing guards to stay-at-home moms -- to unify and energize neighborhoods across Philadelphia. 

Cooper River Distillers

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Global Service Jam, Swashbuckler's Ball and Speakeasy Open Mic Night

Check out our picks for the week's top events.

Building Heroes get their hands dirty

A Hero's Journey: Building better communities -- and making some cash -- through design

Whether you're a 16-year-old who's never touched a power tool, a union carpenter, a design student, or a 20-something skateboarder, Public Workshop's Building Heroes program offers an opportunity to design, build and even sell your next big idea.
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