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Nick Found and Ben Kreukniet with "Blueprint"

Design News: Stunning, shifting "Blueprint" installation debuts

When science-inspired software meets art, an installation literally takes on a life of its own. See it for yourself -- for free -- in Philadelphia's University City. 

Media Theater For The Performing Arts

Trolley Tourism: Cruising to Delaware County for classic bars, ethnic eats and walkable main streets

Starting with Upper Darby and ending in Media, our writer hitches a ride on SEPTA's 101 Trolley, taking in all the sites and flavors southwest DelCo has to offer.

Affettati misti at Le Virtu

The Philadelphia region's Italian-American legacy endures

From charming restaurants to annual events to sidewalk socializing, this strong, tight-knit community helped shape the city as we know it. And while iconic Italian neighborhoods continue to evolve and diversify, a rich tradition remains.

Rental Beast is coming to PA

New to PA: Rental Beast brings the tools of homebuying to the rental search

Thanks to a rapidly expanding Boston-based startup, apartment hunting in Southeastern Pennsylvania is about to get a lot easier. The company is already building a team in Center City Philadelphia.

Nic Esposito reads from his new book

Philadelphia writer Nic Esposito wanted to publish a book, so he built a publishing company

The Head & the Hand Press gives a voice to local writers, especially those outside the literary establishment. But that's only part of their mission -- they are also building community at their shared space on Fishtown's Frankford Avenue.

A diagram of Keystone NAP

News: Pennsylvania will be home to the Northeast's first Advanced Data Center

The Northeast corridor's first Advanced Data Center -- being built right here in the Commonwealth --will meet the needs of modern web-scale businesses from Boston to Washington, D.C., and beyond. 

The Culinary Literacy Center at the Free Library

Building the library of the future in Philadelphia

From innovative cooking classes to job training to community gathering spaces, the Free Library and its many branches are evolving to meet 21st Century needs. Now, thanks to a huge influx of funds, that process is more ambitious than ever.

Comcast Innovation and Technology Center

12 development projects that will reshape Pennsylvania

From rehabbed breweries to innovative housing to soaring skyscrapers, these Commonwealth construction projects are transforming cities and towns across the state. 

Philly Startup Weekend

Ninth Annual Philly Startup Weekend comes to Drexel

Hopeful entrepreneurs will gather for a shot at international notice at this year's 54-hour company-building sprint.

Lancaster Avenue in Mantua

A West Philadelphia neighborhood pushes for the right kind of development

The Mantua community comes together to drive a revolutionary rezoning process that will foster homeownership, vibrant commercial corridors and increased food access in this West Philadelphia neighborhood.

A rendering of the 40th Street Trolley Portal

Development News: University City District ahead of schedule on reinvention of trolley portal

West Philadelphia's University City District has raised over $2 million in funding to begin construction on the stunning, green 40th Street Trolley Portal in 2015.

Restaurants are thriving in Jenkintown

Jenkintown's commercial heart makes a comeback

This tiny borough outside Philadelphia is benefitting from broader urban trends towards walkability, independent businesses and unique restaurants. Jenkintown's success reviving its town square and adjacent corridors bodes well for the region as a whole.

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VIDEO: Hundreds find new ideas for their cities at inaugural Urban Innovation Exchange

In September, the Urban Innovation Exchange hosted its first convening in Detroit. Participants came from around the country -- including Pittsburgh and Philadelphia -- to turn Motor City into a marketplace for ideas.

Mt. Airy

Riding the Rails: A trip on Philly's Chestnut Hill West Line wows

Spend the day in Northwest Philadelphia and revel in the verdant charms of Germantown, Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill. All you need is a SEPTA ticket.


Company Spotlight: Neat

This Philadelphia company solves our modern paper problem, scanning and organizing receipts, bills, notes and contacts, and making them available through the cloud.
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