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Why Aquaponics Could be Urban Farming's Ace in the Hole

This growing movement, which produces fish and fresh produce in a semi-closed system, offers tremendous advantages in areas low on space and fresh water.

Funeral for a Home: Art/Advocacy Project Focuses on Philly Demolition Problems

A team from Temple is capturing a neighborhood's collective memory, and planning for a lot's post-demolition future.

Philadelphia's Freshest Cultural Institution Opens its Doors

The organization's new waterfront headquarters is now hosting shows, but the former pumping station's transformation into arts hub/waterfront dining destination/hip event space is still a work in progress.

Q&A: Michelle Feldman, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful

She has been helping clean up a historic, beloved part of the city for years, and now is leading the charge to reduce litter and waste and spur community improvement across Philadelphia.

A Tag-Team Effort to Foster the Next Generation of Startups

University City is the beating heart of Philadelphia's vast entrepreneurial ecosystem, and it's only getting stronger.

Q&A: Stephen Goodman, the Entrepreneurship Guru

A conversation with Philadelphia's elder statesman of entrepreneurship -- and one of the city's greatest cheerleaders. 

Project Liberty Sets Bar High for Media-Led Innovation

In three years, companies in the digital incubator housed in Philadelphia's largest media hub have drawn $7 million in investment and created 50 jobs.

With Major Funding, Philadelphia Has Its Chance to Be a True GameLab

A $384,000 grant from the state's Discovered and Developed in PA program highlighted the second Grassroots Game Conference.

How (and Why) Locals Saved a West Philly Greasy Spoon

A devastating fire -- and bungled demolition -- led to tough times for a West Philly greasy spoon. Then the neighborhood got involved.

World Cafe: Live Connections Mixes Musical Flavors to Educate

With arts education continually on the chopping block, this innovative, interactive, interdisciplinary program teaches youth about the building blocks of music -- and allows them to join in on the fun.

National Spotlight: Public Art Enters a New Era

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are among the leaders of public art's rise as a powerful community-building tool.

Building STEAM: Philadelphia Program Uses Art to Teach Science

Friday's closing reception marked an unlikely but artfully powerful way to engage middle-school girls in STEM.

KE-TV: Where Innovation Plugs In to Pennsylvania Media

See how social media, technology and entrepreneurship are transforming media.

Q&A: DesignPhiladelphia's Hilary Jay on Why Design Matters

The 9th DesignPhiladelphia festival runs October 10-18, with 120 events emphasizing why design matters.

In West Philly, Human Capital is the Next Growth Industry

With an innovative jobs-first, soft skills-centric approach to training, the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is placing people in jobs, and keeping them there.
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