Oct. 21, 2020 9:26 am
Reimagining housing: A Q & A with Diana Lind
The executive director of the Arts + Business Council talks with contributor Hanae Mason about working on her new book, "Brave New Home," during the COVID lockdown, and how the pandemic might impact housing trends.
Mar. 13, 2017 7:03 am
Learn how to start a neighborhood project with these local ‘fixer-uppers’
Join a few local experts (and a few not-so-local experts) as they explore what makes neighborhood revitalization projects work.
Jan. 27, 2017 7:34 am
LISC and Barra Foundation are helping build out Ken Weinstein’s Jumpstart program
What started as the developer's bootstrapped effort to revitalize Germantown has become a scalable program other neighborhoods are coveting.
Jan. 12, 2017 10:45 am
How to keep that New Year’s resolution to ‘get more involved’ (for real this time)
Want to make a bigger positive impact on the world? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Jan. 9, 2017 12:51 pm
Pa. is having trouble paying for both of these neighborhood development programs
WHYY's Keystone Crossroads takes a look at the state's reinvigorated Neighborhood Assistance Program and its struggle funding Keystone Opportunity Zones.
Dec. 28, 2016 12:59 pm
15 social impact leaders we’ll be following in 2017
The voices we're most excited to keep up with in the new year.
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.
Jun. 27, 2016 12:44 pm
This Harrowgate civic group is engaging residents of all ages to take back their park
Thanks to organizational partnerships, feedback from long-term neighbors and help from the city, the newly formed Friends of Harrowgate Park is revamping a once-decrepit neighborhood asset.
Mar. 16, 2016 9:19 am
This is what a ‘resident-driven’ sustainability initiative can look like
NKCDC's Sustainable 19125 & 19134 is largely steered by residents of the River Wards themselves.
Mar. 11, 2016 10:12 am
Here’s a social impact developer’s take on Councilman Johnson’s RCO bill
Philly Office Retail founder Ken Weinstein weighs in on the bill that would set a code of conduct, of sorts, for registered community organizations hosting zoning meetings.