The mission of The Philadelphia Citizen is twofold: to provide deeply reported journalism that emphasizes solutions to advance our region and to actively reignite citizenship in and around Philadelphia. Recognizing that media that chronicles only what’s wrong without considering how to address underlying issues is only doing half a job, The Citizen provides not just facts, but context and remedies. By promoting and supporting Philadelphia’s positive change agents and taking to task the business-as-usual crowd, The Citizen underscores the role that each of us can play in charting Philadelphia’s way forward.
The Philadelphia Citizen offers straightforward prescriptions for ordinary Philadelphians to become more active participants in the life of their city, serving as a one stop shop for civic engagement. In addition to its regularly published web-based content, since 2014, The Citizen has curated a Philadelphia-focused symposium series featuring established and emerging thought-leaders interacting with a young, diverse, ultra-engaged audience.
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Fun Things to Do in Philly this Weekend
Block parties and free festivals make spring — almost summer! — in Philadelphia amazing. Things to do this week in Philly include Clay Fest, a science history fest (with beer!), … Continue reading Fun Things to Do in Philly this Weekend
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Listen: Ali Velshi on Why Anti-LGBTQ+ Politics Fail
With Pride month upon us, Ali Velshi notes that demonstrations of anti-LGBTQ hate seem only to be increasing. Attacks on rainbow clothing displays in Target. Attacks on … cans of … Continue reading Listen: Ali Velshi on Why Anti-LGBTQ+ Politics Fail
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“The cutting edge of financial innovation”
As many readers of New Localism know, I have grown increasingly concerned over the past few years about the narrow scope of federal investments that are now flowing through the … Continue reading “The cutting edge of financial innovation”
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