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Quick Hit: Philadelphia remains top U.S. big city for bicycle commuting

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has released its latest report on the local state of two-wheeled nation. 

Night Market to bring thousands of hungry, thirsty, curious Philadelphians to Lancaster Avenue

Over the last four years, The Food Trust's wildly popular Night Markets have invigorated commercial corridors throughout the city, drawing thousands for strolling, eating, drinking and engagement with the arts. Tonight it rolls into West Philly.

UIX invites urban innovators from across the country to exchange ideas in Detroit

Cities are reinventing themselves in exciting new ways. Can small-scale projects have big impact? Join the Urban Innovation Exchange this September 24-26 in Detroit to explore creative projects driving neighborhood transformation.

How local is your beer? Craft brewers increasingly employ seasonal, regionally-grown products

Despite the move towards all things local, many ingredients in beloved beers are sourced from thousands of miles away. Fortunately, savvy brewers nationwide are now engaging with their local food sheds, partnering with nearby farms and incorporating smartly-sourced flavors.

David Brussin of Monetate

The co-founder of this Conshohocken-based eCommerce marketing company believes that targeting and personalization are the keys to success in the Internet age. He chats with Keystone Edge about changing technology, educating clients and the tremendous growth of Monetate.  

National Skyline: Putting art at the heart of neighborhood redevelopment

Artists are often the first to move into urban neighborhoods, and the first to move out when rents rise. Yet in the post-recession landscape, many communities are working with artists to engage residents and transform blight.

In Philadelphia, The Knight Foundation funds groundbreaking artists and institutions

Keystone Edge takes a look at three of this year's Knight Foundation grantees: Sean Stoops looks to liven up local subway tunnels; Mighty Writers cultivates critical thinking; and The African American Museum in Philadelphia takes a hard look at an agricultural legacy.

JOIN's big announcement should be a "Win-Win" for the Philadelphia region

At a recent event, the Job Opportunity Investment Network announced an ambitious grant program to promote innovation in the workforce development space.

Drexel leads the charge in an exciting new field

Plasma could have groundbreaking applications in energy, health care and technology -- and some of the most promising research and commercialization efforts are coming out of PA.

5 for 5: PA companies looking beyond the bottom line

Whether they're disrupting summer reading, crafting a heat-producing window or inventing novel ways to save ink, these five ascendent entrepreneurs are growing their businesses, while also keeping an eye on their social impact.

Worked Up: Employing a holistic approach to hiring

The current labor market requires innovation, creativity and commitment -- not only to finding the best workers, but to cultivating them. Meet two Philadelphia companies committed to rethinking how they train and hire.

Day-tripping on the Doylestown/Lansdale line

Many of Philadelphia's inner-ring suburbs are recapturing that Main Street magic -- their resurgent downtown districts feature cool bars, creative dining and plenty of charm. To explore, all you need is a SEPTA ticket and an open mind.

Check out the revolutionary green products coming out of the Commonwealth

Whether they're solving an energy-efficiency problem, democratizing wind power or developing mobile solar solutions, these PA entrepreneurs are turning sustainability into success.

You are cordially invited to a Funeral for a Home

In an effort to memorialize the many thousands of homes that have been demolished in Philadelphia, Temple Contemporary is hosting a 'Funeral for a Home' in the city's Mantua neighborhood.

What's Next for William Penn High School?

In North Philadelphia, a valuable neighborhood institution is caught between community interests and an ascendent university. What will be the fate of this shuttered school?
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