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What Rahm Emanuel’s Near Miss Says About Philly’s Mayoral Race

By now, you’ve probably heard about the exciting runoff in the Chicago mayoral race. On Tuesday night, Rahm Emanuel prevailed in a surprisingly close contest, winning 56 percent of […]

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How Car Sharing Can Solve Philly’s Parking Problems

When City Council approved a new zoning code back in 2012, advocates for a more walkable, cycling- and transit-friendly city had mixed reactions to the […]

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Lots of Philadelphia Sidewalks Are in Horrible Shape — How to Fix Them?

Walking around Philly, it’s hard to miss the cracked sidewalks, dissolving curbs and tectonic-plate-like concrete slabs converging on top of one another, causing pedestrians to stumble and […]

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Millennials Aren’t Flocking to Cities Anymore—Can Philly Buck the Trend?

Half a million fewer Millennials picked up and left to start over in new locations following the Great Recession, according to a new study released by […]

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The Futuristic New SEPTA Trolleys Will Look Like …

Two weeks ago, Citified reported that SEPTA has begun the early procurement phase of a massive, once-in-a-generation overhaul of the aging trolley fleet. Over the next few years, SEPTA […]

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Philadelphia Solar Power Growth Lagging Other Cities

Three days after Earth Day 2011, Mayor Nutter celebrated the installation of the first solar power system owned by the City of Philadelphia. The photovoltaic system at a […]

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How Bike Lanes & Shared Streets Pay for Themselves, and Then Some

New research suggests that “Complete Streets” — those carefully designed, multi-modal travel corridors that often include, yes, bike lanes — can yield handsome returns on investment […]

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Next Time the Eagles Want a New Stadium, They May Have to Pay for It Themselves

Taxpayers and local governments have been subsidizing pro-sports stadiums since the Reagan years, and as the decades pass, the subsidies have only gotten bigger. During the […]

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Like a Nice Cabernet, Every City Wants a Sip of Philly’s BYOB Culture

There are more than 200 BYOBs in Center City alone, some of which count among the very best restaurants in Philadelphia. They’re an essential part of […]

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Sleek, Modern Trolleys Coming to Philly

Philadelphia has the largest trolley system in the nation, a title it’s held since the 1970s. But the old-school tanks climbing up and down city streets look like […]

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Should Cities Embrace Nighttime Truck Delivery?

An immensely success pilot program in New York City is forcing cities to rethink how trucks maneuver their streets. Or more specific, when they’re allowed to. NYC’s Off-Hour Delivery (OHD) initiative has successfully […]

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Can Disneyland Help Clean Up “Filthadelphia”?

Ever since Disneyland opened 60 years ago, cleanliness has been a virtue. Walt Disney designed the park so that visitors have trash cans at every turn — you’re never more […]

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The Country’s Lead Foot Rebounded in 2014

For the first time since 2008, Americans logged more than 3 trillion miles of driving last year. That’s according to new data released by the Federal Highway […]

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Philadelphia Venture Capital Status? Perfectly Mediocre

Last November, Mayor Nutter announced a batch of grants for local entrepreneurs, funded through StartUp PHL—the joint venture between the Commerce Department, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and […]

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SEPTA Ridership Was Down in 2014—Are Millennials to Blame?

After record-breaking ridership on SEPTA in 2013, fewer Philadelphians took public transit last year, according to a new report from the American Public Transportation Association […]