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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.

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.

Rendering of the 13th Street overpass in daylight

On the Ground: For businesses adjacent to the upcoming Rail Park, change is on the way

Momentum behind the conversion of the Reading Viaduct into a functional green space is building, and local business owners know that means radical transformation for Callowhill. Will this high-profile amenity make or break the neighborhood?

Schuylkill Boardwalk

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Student design at Moore, classic toys at the Center for Architecture and more

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


Making sure gentrification doesn't leave people behind in South Kensington

Can a community organization play matchmaker between job seekers and local employers? And can those efforts ensure that neighborhood transformation works for everyone? South Kensington Community Partners hopes to find out.


PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Old City Fest, DesignPhiladelphia 2015 and a block party in Chinatown

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

Parkside events

On the Ground: It's a party in Parkside! Check out these upcoming events

Check out these awesome upcoming events at A Poet Art Gallery, Flying Kite's home On the Ground in Parkside. Whether you're looking to check out local art or get info on going back to college, we've got you covered.

U.S. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent tour OraSure

Make it Work: Generating great jobs across the Commonwealth

In the current economy, it's all about tech-savvy, high-skill employees. We check in with three Pennsylvania companies that are growing their workforces and putting talented people to work building medical devices, generating green energy and protecting us online.

Modular home by Sunshine Homes

National Spotlight: The return of the prefab home

Millennials looking to buy their first homes, Boomers looking to downsize and developers seeking sleek, modern, green construction are finding factory-built or manufactured housing to be an exciting alternative. 
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