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Impact Hub Philly

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Open hours at NextFab, party at The Porch and running for justice

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

Proposed improvements to Fabric Row

Sew and Tell: Fabric Row is Philly's next hot street

South Fourth Street is a commercial corridor in transition -- long home to the city's fabric industry, this Queen Village thoroughfare is attracting an increasingly diverse slate of boutiques, eateries and maker-centric businesses. 

Co-op organizers and participants (from left) Karon Smith, Courtney Bowles, Faith Barton, Keenan Jones and Mark Strandquist

Creative Exchange: People's Paper Co-op rewrites the narratives of those with criminal records

By combining creativity with social justice advocacy, two Philadelphia artists are making life better for the previously incarcerated. 

"Between Worlds"

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Public art, global innovation and international images

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

Marian Parsons' Miss Mustard Seed has become a brand

Meet five Pennsylvania-based bloggers turning an internet connection into wild success

Whether they're posting about interior design, craft beer, life's absurdities, parenting or state-centric travel, these five bloggers have used determination -- and the magic of the web -- to reach readers across the globe.

Custom window wall at Shore Memorial

Statewide Spotlight: Solar Innovations lets the sun shine in

When ambition meets great design, the result is a flourishing company manufacturing cutting-edge custom doors, windows and greenhouses.

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.

Comics at South Philly Comics

Drawing Room: A comprehensive guide to Philly's comic book shops

Philly is still a bastion for quirky independent stores selling classic superhero tales, rare back issues, manga, independent titles and more. As comics continue to provide grist for the blockbuster mill, don't neglect the charms of the source material.

Love Statue

Eight small things that will have a big impact on Philadelphia in 2015

Check out our list of projects, initiatives and infrastructure upgrades that will boost the City of Brotherly Love in the new year.

Local artist Drew Leshko

InLiquid Artist Profile: Drew Leshko's tiny houses pay tribute to architectural history

This Fishtown-based artist builds intricate scale models of buildings at risk for demolition or development.

Rodin Square

14 development projects that will transform Philadelphia

Flying Kite highlights some of the city's most inspiring and revolutionary projects, from the rescue of the Divine Lorraine to the Reading Viaduct's reinvention to luxury living in Logan Circle. There's a lot worth getting worked up over.

UIXDET video list

VIDEO: Hundreds find new ideas for their cities at inaugural Urban Innovation Exchange

In September, the Urban Innovation Exchange hosted its first convening in Detroit. Participants came from around the country, and for three days, Motor City became a marketplace for ideas.


Thirteen ideas for your city from the inaugural Urban Innovation Exchange

From September 24 through 26, a group of innovators working on small scale, place-based projects around the country convened in Detroit to talk about what works in their cities.
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