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Here’s What You Missed at ThinkFest 2019

This year’s ThinkFest certainly gave us lots to think about. Over the course of the afternoon at Penn’s Annenberg School on Thursday, some of the […]

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It’s 2039. Here’s How Philadelphia Finally Embraced Its History.

If Philadelphia’s going to become the greatest city in the U.S., it will have to learn to embrace its past. Currently, we could be doing […]

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It’s 2039. Here’s How We Finally Smashed the Old Boys’ Network

On Tuesday, Philly will take the familiar test that every election brings as of late: Will new Philly politics oust old Philly politics? Will the […]

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It’s 2039. This Is How Philadelphia Became the Greatest City in America.

For this year’s ThinkFest, we’ve set up a little conceit. Instead of talking about the future of Philadelphia in the, well, future tense, we’re pretending […]

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It’s 2039. Here’s How Philly Rose to the Challenge of Climate Change.

Climate change news and warnings seem to come incessantly these days — not unlike one big flood. The latest? A study published this week in […]

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It’s 2039. Here’s How We Made All Our Neighborhoods Great Again.

“City of homes.” “City of neighborhoods.” Both of these epithets have been applied to Philadelphia over its 337-year history. And Philadelphia has long taken pride […]

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It’s 2039. Here’s How Philly’s Food Scene Became the Envy of the World.

We should already have a restaurant scene that’s the envy of the world, but we don’t. For reasons obvious and not, we’re still a food […]

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It’s 2039. Here’s How Philadelphia Built a Citywide Sports Dynasty.

What makes a city great? A low poverty rate, a thriving arts and food scene, a robust public transportation system, a diverse citizenry — these are the […]

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It’s 2039. Here’s How Philly Lowered the Poverty Rate and Solved Income Inequality.

ThinkFest 2019 will take us into the future, to the year 2039. We’re asking you to imagine Philadelphia as the country’s leading city, a place […]

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ThinkFest Preview: The Promise of Philly’s Biotech Boom

Philadelphia magazine’s annual festival of ideas — ThinkFest — takes place just two weeks from now on November 15th. The event will bring together some […]

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ThinkFest Preview: What’s Next for #MeToo in Philly?

If you haven’t already bought tickets to this year’s ThinkFest, what are you waiting for? Philadelphia magazine’s annual gathering of the city’s greatest minds has […]

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Architect, Developer Agree Things Are Looking Up Around Here

Today’s Philadelphia is a dramatically different city from the Philadelphia of 30, 20, 10, or even five years ago. It has an actual skyline now, […]

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Stephen Starr and Todd Carmichael Think Philly Is Cooler Than Ever Before

Two of the country’s most prolific food and beverage moguls, Stephen Starr (Starr Restaurants) and Todd Carmichael (La Colombe), took the ThinkFest stage yesterday to discuss Philly’s culture […]

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ThinkFest: Watch It Live

Segment 10, Divided We Stand. Posted by Philadelphia Magazine on Thursday, November 9, 2017 Schedule Noon: Introduction Philadelphia Magazine editor Tom McGrath 12:05 p.m.: Changing […]

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Harris and Rhynhart on Philly’s Next Generation of Politicians

Jim Kenney. Bob Brady. Dwight Evans. Ed Rendell. Marian Tasco. Johnny Doc. Darrell Clarke. Many of Philadelphia’s political bigwigs have been calling the shots for what seems like forever. […]