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What does it mean to be a Promise Zone?

An area of West Philadelphia earns a prestigious national designation, but according to stakeholders and residents, this decree from President Obama is actually a symbol of the changes already underway.

Pennsylvania's coolest workplaces

Whether they're employing flexible desks, cutting-edge technology, natural light, green space or multi-story slides, these five companies have integrated smart design into every aspect of their offices. 

Postgreen's Awesometown features both market-rate and affordable units

Units in this Philadelphia project are finally up for sale; thanks to an innovative partnership, some of the development has been reserved as affordable housing.

TEDxPhiladelphia returns with a manifesto for the 'New Workshop of the World'

At last friday's showcase of 'ideas worth sharing,' speakers touched on education, development, access and modern manufacturing.

Culture Shock: PA's artisan cheese movement spreads the love

Sure, the state's ascendent cheese scene boosts farmers and cheesemakers, but it also feeds an ecosystem of writers, artists, educators, eaters and retail experts.

All In: A growing number of Philadelphia institutions aim to increase access and inclusivity

The city's museums, theaters and art spaces are working hard to open their doors a little wider, whether it's to people on the autism spectrum or those with disabilities.

The state's food entrepreneurs cook up success

Whether they're pickling, roasting or shipping, Pennsylvania's food-centric businesses are on the rise. We checked in with some passionate entrepreneurs turning tasty ideas into growing companies.

Penn's South Bank Master Plan brings innovation to underserved waterfront

The University of Pennsylvania has released a master plan for a 23-acre research park and innovation campus along the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia's Grays Ferry neighborhood.

Brewer's Plate 2014 showcased the Philadelphia region's food and drink gems

This annual collaboration between Fair Food and Victory Brewing Company featured tasty brews and scrumptious snacks, and, more importantly, it underlined the vitality of the local food ecosystem.

Two PA seed accelerators make national list

The Seed Accelerator Rankings were released at this year's SXSW, and a couple of Keystone State all-stars were recognized. 

A diverse coalition made Philadelphia's groundbreaking land bank a reality

Recently passed legislation will help create the largest municipal land bank in the country. But what's truly miraculous is the motley crew of backers who helped make it happen, from developers to affordable housing advocates to urban farmers and community groups.

Biking in Pennsylvania is an experience as varied as the state is large

Whether you're looking for a week-long jaunt or an exciting day trip, we've got some guidance for your next two-wheeled adventure.

Street Smarts: Reading the tea leaves in piles of snow

The recent bad weather might have at least one upside -- snow can tell us a lot about how to make our streets safer and more efficient.

Philly's Nick Elmi wins 'Top Chef,' chooses neighborhood charm over Center City

With $125,000 and a shiny new title, Nick Elmi chose Passyunk Square for his new restaurant Laurel, a cozy BYOB.

5 for 5: Meet Pennsylvania's Faces of STEM

Despite a plethora of top-flight educational institutions and innovative companies, there is still a shortage of PA workers skilled in science, technology, engineering and math. Keystone Edge interviewed some of the fields' key thinkers.
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