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Kenney, Comcast Champion IoT Tech at Philadelphia Smart Cities Summit

This week Mayor Jim Kenney welcomed representatives from tech and other industries across the globe to Philadelphia at the Smart City Summit, the culmination of a packed week […]


5 Philadelphia Projects Win $5M in National Knight Cities Challenge for 2017

Each year, the Knight Foundation asks communities for their best ideas to make cities better, and this year, five Philadelphia groups submitted ideas worth backing […]

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An Electric Light Mural Just Arrived in South Philly

YAAASSS! This new neon mural by @_david_guinn and @drewbilliau in #SouthPhilly is EVERYTHING that's right with the world… More info/photos at the link in my […]


A Walk Around Philadelphia – Literally

Can you tell where Philadelphia ends and the suburbs begin without a sign to tell you? For most of their 102-mile walk along the Philadelphia […]

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Four Philly Projects Named 2016 Knight Cities Challenge Winners

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 Knight Cities Challenge April 12, and this year’s 37 winners include […]


Knight Cities Challenge Is Back and Looking For Ways to Boost Philly

Along with the boom in office and residential construction, Philadelphia has had civic-minded projects blossoming here and there. Just off the top of our head, […]


Schuylkill River Trail Update: Bartram’s Mile Design Workshop May 14th

Skip to the Bartram’s Mile Before/After Concept Sketch gallery we’ve included below if you must, but do consider this Thursday’s event please. Here’s why: As some […]


“South Philly’s Stoop” and Six Other Local Projects Are Recipients of the Knight Cities Challenge

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation–which recently partnered with the William Penn Foundation to award $11 million to five Philadelphia parks (including the highly […]


Morning Headlines: 5 Philly Parks, Including The Rail Park, Get Boost in Funding

The William Penn Foundation will partner with The Knight Foundation to donate $11 million to five city parks, according to a report from Inga Saffron in […]