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All 223 miles of Philly’s park trails have been mapped with Google Trekker results

Oct. 18, 2016 3:34 pm

All 223 miles of Philly’s park trails have been mapped with Google Trekker

Two outdoorsy-types were contracted by the city to hike the parks earlier this year. Six months later, the job is complete.
Marley Dias couldn’t be at the Philly Geek Awards because she was busy being honored by Ava DuVernay results

Oct. 17, 2016 12:55 pm

Marley Dias couldn’t be at the Philly Geek Awards because she was busy being honored by Ava DuVernay

The 11-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks won for Movement of the Year. Here's the full list of 2016 winners.
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.
12 social innovators to catch at the Philly Geek Awards this weekend results

Oct. 13, 2016 12:58 pm

12 social innovators to catch at the Philly Geek Awards this weekend

See who's up against who in this nerdy, socially conscious showdown.
Explore unemployment rates in Philly neighborhoods using this tool method

Oct. 13, 2016 12:51 pm

Explore unemployment rates in Philly neighborhoods using this tool

It's currently in beta, but National Equity Atlas' new map allows users to compare unemployment rates in neighborhoods across the country by race and ethnicity.
How the Office of Innovation and Technology fuels creativity within city government people

Oct. 13, 2016 12:18 pm

How the Office of Innovation and Technology fuels creativity within city government

OIT's Andrew Buss visits "Around the Corner" to share the latest in innovation news — and to dispel the misconception that city employees don't work hard. (That's a relief.)
Megha Kulshreshtha’s Food Connect app is tackling the city’s hunger problem people

Oct. 6, 2016 3:02 pm

Megha Kulshreshtha’s Food Connect app is tackling the city’s hunger problem

Kulshreshtha stopped by "Around the Corner" to talk about how her org is making it easy to donate surplus food to those who need it most.
October is for ~innovation~ purpose

Oct. 5, 2016 12:57 pm

October is for ~innovation~

We're focusing part of our reporting on it this month. But what the heck does the word mean?
Get pumped about the Knight Cities Challenge with Patrick Morgan people

Sep. 28, 2016 2:06 pm

Get pumped about the Knight Cities Challenge with Patrick Morgan

Knight Foundation's Philadelphia program director chats about the grant competition, which opens applications soon, in his "Around the Corner" interview.
Penn researchers are treating homeless individuals’ cardboard signs as data method

Sep. 15, 2016 3:28 pm

Penn researchers are treating homeless individuals’ cardboard signs as data

Willie Baronet's art project buys signs from people experiencing homelessness across the country. Penn wants to figure out how the messaging on those signs differs geographically.

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