A hosted blog at Philly.com to subscribe to: One Step Away

One Step Away is a monthly ‘street newspaper’ produced by people experiencing homelessness in the Philadelphia region. I always make sure to pick up a copy once or twice a month from its many vendors in across Center City, some of which are authors in the paper. Philly.com has been hosting a number of blogs […]

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See Philadelphia in a new (and old) light: Developing Philly and The Great Experiment

“Developing Philly” just posted the fourth update in its ongoing series to share the evolving and growing Philadelphia technology and media scene with the world. Each episode is under 15 minutes and is worth every minute of your time. I feel so much a part of this, and I hope you do too. We are […]

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Read how a few Philly students organized themselves to a few hundred to be heard

AxisPhilly: Isaiah Thompson: “How a few Philly high school students organized themselves into a few hundred in four days”: It began, not surprisingly perhaps, with a modest online message. About two weeks ago, school district officials had announced, once again, a serious hole in the District’s budget and had laid out, once again, severe cuts […]

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“Rebuilding the News”, How Did We Get Here and Why?

All great innovations come from an alchemy of the present *built* on the past. If you can tear it apart, see it from multiple perspectives, and observe the feedback loops that feed into the systems that drove you where you are currently, then you have a powerful tool. That’s what makes C.W. Anderson’s “Rebuilding the […]

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Technically Philly launches their redesign

Technically Philly launched a new version of their website this week. It is a fantastic redesign and kudos to all. There is a subtle shift that’s taken place here, that deserves some additional congratulations. Homegrown Technically Philly is now an organization that has a presence across a growing number of cities, and the domain name, […]

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Philly is getting some good reviews

Ryan Briggs in Next American City reports that families are staying put in Philly and Baltimore downtowns: While urban revitalization is often stereotyped as dominated by young professionals and retirees, Census data found that the Greater Center City area had an even balance of all age groups. Data from the year 2000 indicated an average […]

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The Atlantic Cities: “In Philadelphia, a Porch for an Entire City”

The Atlantic Cities: Kaid Benfield: In Philadelphia, a Porch for an Entire City: If you care about green cities, you have to like a lot of what’s happening in Philadelphia lately, from land use planning to watershed management to the greening of vacant and blighted lots and, now, the opening of a lively new public […]

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