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How Car Sharing Can Lower Rent Costs

Last month, Citified wrote about how Philadelphia’s zoning code could help solve the never-ending parking problem here. It turns out there’s another reason to be gung ho about […]

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Philly’s Most Walkable Areas Are Also Its Whitest

Safer streets, higher property values, lower transportation costs — these are just a few of the benefits of living in a walkable neighborhood. It’s no wonder that urbanism writers have touted Philadelphia’s […]

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The Media Is Vastly Underestimating SEPTA’s Constituency

For the first time ever in a Philadelphia mayoral campaign, all of the candidates in this year’s primary tipped their proverbial hats to the importance […]

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The Mayoral Election’s Other Big Winner? Doug Oliver.

In five or 10 years, we may look back at the past three months as the seminal moment in Doug Oliver’s political career. Or maybe not. It all […]

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Need Help With the Judicial Elections?

There will be 15 judges elected to Philadelphia’s Municipal Court and Court of Common Pleas tomorrow, and chances are you haven’t heard of any of the […]

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New Level of Crazy in Ori Feibush vs. Kenyatta Johnson

The already bizarre Ori Feibush vs. Kenyatta Johnson City Council contest took on a truly Kafkaesque quality Monday night, when Feibush hosted a fake debate […]

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Move Over Millennials — In Philly, Boomers Are Booming

Much has been made of the Millennial “revolution” in this city in recent years, perhaps nowhere more than at this magazine. The attention is probably […]

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Want Your Kids to Grow Up Rich? Move to Bucks

Predicting someone’s future income is not like scouting baseball talent. Statistics on height, weight, arm strength don’t apply. Household income matters, we know that already. But what […]

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School Closings Are Hugely Controversial, But a New Study Suggests They Boost Student Performance

The two most polarizing words in Philadelphia education might be “portfolio model.” The phrase has induced hunger strikes, enraged Diane Ravitch and paved the way for two dozen Philadelphia public school […]

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The Open Data Movement Still Mostly Matters Just to Geeks

OpenDataPhilly has survived some rocky times in its first four years. Initially, the community-run data portal and app warehouse had the basic challenge of acquiring sufficient datasets from City Hall, […]

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Unhappy With the Mayoral Options? Next Time, Make a Pledge for Someone Better

For over a year, the unofficial slogan of the 2015 Mayor’s Race has been THESE CANDIDATES SUCK. Nothing’s really changed that. Even as we’ve gotten to […]

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Idea: Redevelop Distressed Neighborhoods With Venture Capital and 401(k)s

Based on a lot of macro-economic indicators, the country has rebounded quite impressively in the years since the Great Recession. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has […]

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Millennials Hate Cars, Right? Wrong.

Millennials hate cars. They’re all about Uber and bicycles and subways, right? Well, apparently the conventional wisdom is now wrong. Like really wrong. According to […]

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Groundbreaking New Political Data Site Launches in Philly

There’s a brand-new player in the mayor’s race. It could be a gamechanger — not for any candidate in particular, but for all the political nerds who […]

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How Long Before Center City Is as Dense as Manhattan?

One of the compliments I typically hear about Philadelphia is that “it’s manageable” — less crowded, moving at a slower place, wholly un-claustrophobic. When people […]