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The proposed Spring Garden Greenway

Development News: Could Spring Garden Street become Philadelphia's iconic greenway?

The East Coast boasts a growing trail network of almost 3,000 miles, linking cities from Maine to Florida. But there's a gap in Philadelphia. 

Chandler Bats in Norristown

Made in Pennsylvania

Whether its producing baseball bats, copper piping, kale chips or high-tech coatings, manufacturing is growing and changing across the state. It's all part of a larger trend of revived domestic production that's luring the next generation of high-skill workers.

Summer fun at The Oval

10 reasons why this just might be the best Philly summer ever

As temperatures rise, it's impossible not to anticipate a city summer packed with Night Markets, ball games, seasonal brews, leisurely bike rides and revamped green spaces. In fact, we're pretty sure this year's gonna be a doozy.

Linguica at Tio Pepe's

Discover the eclectic (and tasty) pleasures of a Northeast Philly 'hood

It's a United Nations of culinary delicacies in Castor Gardens. Whether you're looking for Brazilian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Indian or Jamaican, this often overlooked neighborhood has you covered.

A Neighborhood Time Exchange event on January 9

Neighborhood Time Exchange puts artists to work

An innovative new program gives artists studio space and financial support in exchange for tackling projects in the West Philadelphia community. And in a true twist, it's the neighborhood that decides the exact nature of those tasks. 

Constitution Health Plaza

Health Care News: Constitution Health Plaza comes to South Philly

In an innovative move, this healthcare mall houses diverse practitioners in one independently managed space. It's also the latest amenity in a hot neighborhood.


Creative Exchange: Philadelphia's iMPeRFeCT Gallery lets it all hang out

This Germantown gallery celebrates work at the intersection of high and low art. It was started by New York transplants looking for a fruitful (and affordable) place to build a creative community.

Sample bikes before the system became Indego

Joy Ride: Philadelphia's bike share is coming this spring

When Indego launches, it aims to be one of the most inclusive, progressive and well thought-out bike share programs in the world. 

The student founders of Rad Dish

Higher Ed News: Rad Dish is Temple's new sustainable student food co-op

A diverse group of Philadelphia students, from artists to foodies to business majors, have launched an innovative food co-op and cafe in the heart of the campus. 

Community Connectors in West Philadelphia

Connecting the dots in Philly's neighborhoods

The Community Connectors program employs a diverse stable of advocates -- from high school students to crossing guards to stay-at-home moms -- to unify and energize neighborhoods across Philadelphia. 

Protected bike lanes

Bus Meets Bike: How the next wave of commuters is changing the urban landscape

Across the state, the humble bicycle is mobilizing efforts to usher in a new era of public transportation. In part three of our series on transit innovation in PA, we navigate the connection between buses, bikes and the commuters who depend on them.

Penn's Y Prize winners

Higher Ed News: Award-winning team at Penn works to make fracking safer

The winners of the 2015 Y-Prize competition have harnessed Penn nanotechnology for use in cutting-edge tests of groundwater affected by fracking.

Building Heroes get their hands dirty

A Hero's Journey: Building better communities -- and making some cash -- through design

Whether you're a 16-year-old who's never touched a power tool, a union carpenter, a design student, or a 20-something skateboarder, this Philadelphia program offers an opportunity to design, build and even sell your next big idea.

Historic in scale

Making transit a joy to navigate for tourists, newcomers and residents alike

Across the state, finding your way using public transportation is about to get easier. In part two of our transportation series, Keystone Edge guides you to the best resources for getting around on train, bus, foot, bike or incline.

Ribbon cutting at Blackstone LaunchPad

Higher Education News: Temple boosts student entrepreneurship with its Blackstone LaunchPad Center

A new center for entrepreneurship at Temple promises to take a uniquely inclusive approach for students considering an independent career. 
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