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Inventing the Future: Operation Eve taps the technical and creative talents of young women

According to the National Science Foundation, female fifth-graders demonstrate the same level of interest and ability in STEM subjects as their male counterparts. By ninth grade, they fall behind. This Breadboard program looks to close that gap.

9th and Berks

Green building projects reshape local neighborhoods

While Philly might be playing catch-up in the sustainable building movement, here are three exciting projects that bode well for the future.


Inventing the Future: Breadboard sets up shop at the intersection of art and science

This innovative arm of the Science Center argues that creativity is essential to scientific discovery, while also giving artists and students access to the latest high-tech tools.

19th and Fitzwater

Where have all the corner stores gone?

Graduate Hospital's recent residential boom hasn't produced concurrent commercial growth. Blame the developers, blame the zoning, blame the broken retail market -- but know that change is on the way.

The Tumble by Robert Goodman

Boosting creativity at the intersection of art and community

The Knight Arts challenge continues to foster some of Philadelphia most creative projects. Here are three of this year's winners, all working to make Philadelphia a more interesting, stimulating and engaging place.

Dan O'Brian on Market street

Remaking Market East

Can Market East become just as lively at night as it is during the day? The city's tourism and development mavens certainly hope so -- and they've come together to polish up one of Center City's key corridors.


PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Latin films, cool parks & funding for artists

This week's rundown of the city's best events includes a specialized film festival, an examination of the growing railway-turned-park movement and a chat about how artists can earn funding.

Mike Stampler - Norman Porter Co.

Made in Fishtown

Philly's manufacturing legacy is alive and well in Fishtown, where boutique denim tailors, motorcycle makers and furniture fabricators continue to ply their crafts.


Inventing the Future: Rethinking Market Street

The Porch at 30th Street Station sparked the effort to makeover a key stretch of Market Street. In a few short years, this vital University City corridor will be denser, more vibrant and increasingly pedestrian-friendly.


PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: PIFA's Philly Night, sketch comedy and architecture talk

This week's best events include free live music at the Kimmel Center, open mic improv and a lecture by a member of the firm behind the 9/11 Memorial (and the upcoming Temple Library).


Taking design out of the studio and onto the streets

Alex Gilliam's Tiny WPA is a Works Progress Administration for small-scale urban innovation and renewal. With a focus on youth, it's helping reimagine the city's underused spaces.


On the Ground: Thinking big in Germantown

This Saturday, Flying Kite teams up with young designers, local leaders, neighborhood businesses and involved residents for a design charrette. Come share your vision.


Flying Photo: A lavish look at the Philadelphia Flower Show

The annual extravaganza is much more than just pretty flowers -- it helps fund PHS's ambitious slate of greening and gardening throughout the city. Check out some of the gorgeous work from this year's ongoing event.

Shelley Spector at the NextFab space

Inventing the Future: Local makers flex their talents at the city's 'gym for innovators'

NextFab Studio, Philly's open-to-all high-tech workshop, has new digs packed with 3-D printers, industrial textile machines, revolutionary software and much more.
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