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Philly Mag Announces Special Virtual ThinkFest

The future of Philadelphia has probably never been more undetermined. In early March, on the same day the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak […]

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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 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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It’s 2039. Philadelphia Is America’s Greatest City. How Did We Get Here?

Picture Philadelphia as America’s leading city in 2039. Within the span of 20 years, we managed to dramatically lower the poverty rate, confront climate change, […]

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ThinkFest: Inside the Catholic Church Scandal With Josh Shapiro

When Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced in August the findings of a highly anticipated grand jury investigation into sexual abuse by Catholic priests in […]

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ThinkFest Preview: The View From the Front Lines of Philadelphia’s Opioid Crisis

Earlier this fall, Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order declaring an opioid disaster in Kensington, where the overdose crisis has festered, developing into nationally scrutinized proof of […]

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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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ThinkFest Preview: Chris Gheysens on How Wawa Became a Philly Icon

Philadelphia magazine’s annual ThinkFest event goes down on November 15th this year, and its busy five-hour agenda will get attendees immersed in the city’s biggest issues […]

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ThinkFest Preview: Reformer Larry Krasner on His First Year as Philly DA

Sure, we’re looking forward to all of the Philadelphia magazine ThinkFest 2018 panels next month — but the segment with Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has us particularly excited. […]