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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 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


ThinkFest Preview: Nick Elmi, Greg Vernick and Audrey Claire Taichman on the Future of Philly Food

ThinkFest, Philly Mag’s annual gathering of the city’s greatest minds and ideas, is upon us. It’s going down on November 15th, and this year’s lineup […]

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ThinkFest Preview: Meek Mill and Michael Rubin on Reforming the Criminal Justice System

Last week, we were really excited to announce this year’s ThinkFest 2018 headliners: North Philly rapper Meek Mill and Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin. Now we’ve […]

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Meek Mill, Sixers Co-Owner Michael Rubin to Headline ThinkFest 2018

Philly has been called a lot of things; dull is not one. This year is no exception: We currently have a booming food scene, the […]


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 […]


Philly University Presidents Don’t Talk to Each Other—and That’s a Big Problem

When the Brookings Institution published a review of Philadelphia’s innovation district earlier this year, the report’s biggest recommendation was collaboration, hence its title, “Connect to […]