Philadelphia

Great and Not-So-Great Subway Logos

A look at the best and worst designs from around the world

The Problem with Naming Transit Stations

Commercialism is only one of many reasons for cities not to sell out their stops

How Good Is D.C. to Artists, Musicians, and Writers?

The city holds several advantages for creative types, despite its high cost of living

What's a Hockey Game Worth?

Today's NHL Winter Classic has netted cities as much as $36 million in revenue and Philadelphia is hoping to exceed that record

Why They Call Green Bay 'Titletown'

Why cities like Green Bay win an outsize number of championships

Neighborhood Revitalization Tools: Band Saw, Drill Press, Welding Helmet

Empty industrial spaces get a second life as innovative art studios

The Future of Transit Fare Cards Is No Fare Card At All

Chicago and Philadelphia are doing away with fare cards in favor of an "open fare" system

The World's 10 Best Transit Poems

A short list of our favorite verses from public transportation around the globe

Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

A new interactive map shows where drivers, bikers and pedestrians were killed 

The Most Artistic Cities in America

Some smaller neighborhoods maintain surprisingly vibrant artistic communities

The Trouble With Church Preservation

When a religious group wants to sell off its house of worship but historians want to save it, who should decide? 

Greening Vacant Lots Linked to Reduced Gun Violence

A 10-year effort to reclaim vacant lots in Philadelphia yields positive results

America's Best Clean Water Cities

Philadelphia has the nation's best practices according to a new report from the NRDC

Why Philadelphia's Restaurant Scene Is So Diverse

The story of Korean food, and what it says about the city's international dining options

So Are People Moving Back to the City or Not?

A new analysis shows downtown cores are gaining population, but the numbers are still up for debate

A Glimpse of Nature, Via Downtown Billboards

A photo project in Los Angeles and Philadelphia implants images of nature on urban billboards and buildings

Another Reason to Stop Building New Homes: Job Creation

Repairing existing residential buildings produces about 50 percent more jobs than building new ones

History Gives Hope to California High-Speed Rail

What America's first-generation railroad system says about its next one

Could Building Thousands of Parks Fix the Real Estate Market?

A new initiative seeks to revive empty commercial land as public space