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Here comes Spruce Street Harbor Park, another mind-blowing installation on the Delaware

For two months this summer, Philadelphia's Penn's Landing Marina will be transformed into the Spruce Street Harbor Park, an installation featuring a boardwalk, pop-up restaurant and more.

Across the state, artists help rebuild and unify up-and-coming neighborhoods

In an effort to upend gentrification and boost struggling areas, community groups and artists are banding together to throw blockbuster events and push creative development strategies.

What's next for Philadelphia's Germantown High School?

This century-old neighborhood institution closed its doors last year. As with other schools shuttered by the District, its future is in limbo. Could it become a vocational school? A community space? A mixed-use hub? Time will tell.

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.
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