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Why Are European Cities So Dense?

It’s not just because they’re old.

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The City of Brotherly Love Has Little for Trump

To black voters in Philadelphia, the Republican nominee seems detached from reality, and voting for him is an idea they won’t even entertain.

Ghost Tour of Philadelphia

A Walk Through Philadelphia's Haunted Past

Ghost tours illuminate the spookier side to a city’s history.

Orbital ATK

The Entire East Coast Could See a Rocket Launch This Sunday

The Orbital ATK rocket is carrying supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.

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Should Philadelphia Count on an Algorithm for Bail Reform?

Debate is brewing over whether individuals’ risk assessments will be based on factors out of their control.

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Designing the Future of Play

Over the next several months, 50 innovative recreation spaces will spring up in cities across the U.S.

Sam Gamberg

How Philly's First Pay-What-You-Can Café Is Taking Aim at Hunger

And food waste, too.

AP Photo/David Goldman

It Looks Like the Soda Tax Paid Off in Berkeley

Consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks dipped 21 percent after a tax was enacted, a new study finds.

Claire Nelson

A Real-Life Forum for Real Urban Issues

Urban Consulate aims to encourage uncomfortable—and inspiring—conversations in Detroit, Philly, and NOLA.

REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Who's Protesting at the DNC?

Not just Bernie Sanders supporters. A diverse mix of progressive forces are actively opposing Clinton’s nomination, and taking it to Philly’s streets.

AP Photo/Matt Rourke

The Unseen Philadelphia

The city’s outlying working and middle-class neighborhoods are beginning to look increasingly unstable.

AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek

Navigating Philadelphia's Antiquated Mass Transit System: A Delegate's Guide

Good luck figuring out the bus schedules, using the concourses, and holding on to your tokens.

AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Mega-Events Are Warming Up Conversations on Food Waste

Hunger and trashed food are commanding attention at this summer's biggest events, from the political conventions to the Olympic Games.

Rick Wilking/Reuters

Is Hosting a Political Convention Worth It for a Mayor?

City leaders looking to boost their political profiles may want to think twice.

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The Northeast Officially Has America's Angriest Drivers

The region’s motorists are more prone to screaming, honking, and throwing out rude gestures, according to a new survey.

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What Will Become of Levittown, Pennsylvania?

The archetypal postwar suburb has less socioeconomic diversity—and hardly more racial diversity—than it did in the 1950s.

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The Bad Economics of Balkanized Suburbs

In Pennsylvania’s Delaware County, a patchwork of municipalities can easily find themselves with little room to maneuver.

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How Community Centers Evolved to Help Immigrants Adjust to Life in America

Public programs like Edible Alphabet at the Free Library of Philadelphia use cooking classes to teach new skills and celebrate heritage.