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What this tech guy wants to bring to his new gig in civic engagement people

Oct. 14, 2016 12:57 pm

What this tech guy wants to bring to his new gig in civic engagement

Alex Kaplan left his job at makerspace NextFab for South of South Neighborhood Association, where he knows he'll have to "spider hunt" for innovation.
What this study on the accessibility of U.S. cities gets wrong results

Oct. 4, 2016 8:12 am

What this study on the accessibility of U.S. cities gets wrong

Philly ranks 63 out of 150 on a list of best U.S. cities for people with disabilities. Local accessibility advocate Ather Sharif says Philly isn't perfect, but the study is a bit flawed.
How this crew of professors is exploring the history of Philly rowhomes method

Sep. 27, 2016 2:48 pm

How this crew of professors is exploring the history of Philly rowhomes

How much do you know about the structure you live in? PhillyRow wants to help you find out — while boosting your civic pride.
Tell the City of Philadelphia how you ~really~ feel about housing and neighborhood issues method

Aug. 25, 2016 8:45 am

Tell the City of Philadelphia how you ~really~ feel about housing and neighborhood issues

Help the city help figure out its future housing and community development plans with this survey.
Civic tech competition American Experiments ended in a tie results

Jul. 29, 2016 12:32 pm

Civic tech competition American Experiments ended in a tie

Crowdpac and Democracy Works shared the first-place honor in a competition that pitted six civic tech companies — two from Philly — against each other.
Why is it so hard to get young people to vote? results

Jul. 27, 2016 12:42 pm

Why is it so hard to get young people to vote?

Millennials are always logged on and connected. Yet their mobility makes them harder to reach — especially when it's time to hit the polls.
This coalition is working to increase Black voter turnout in Philly purpose

Jul. 18, 2016 12:45 pm

This coalition is working to increase Black voter turnout in Philly

"If there's anything that could make us voiceless," said NAACP chapter president Minister Rodney Muhammad, it's choosing not to vote.
If you’re not engaged with poverty at some level, ‘You’re privileged’ purpose

Jun. 14, 2016 12:58 pm

If you’re not engaged with poverty at some level, ‘You’re privileged’

That's what Helen Gym said at a Young Involved Philadelphia panel on systematic poverty and inequality in the city. Here are some takeaways from the event.
Majora Carter came to town to lend some advice to Philly’s civic spaces method

Jun. 10, 2016 11:15 am

Majora Carter came to town to lend some advice to Philly’s civic spaces

Community isn't just a place, Carter said at an Arts + Business Council and Chamber event. It's an activity, and people need a place to do it.

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