The Green Invisible Hand

  • In this week’s edition of, Paul Glover, author of Green Jobs Philly, emphasizes the complex set of advantages offered by sustainable jobs: they “serve the broader social mission to shift economic power toward lower income neighborhoods.” Glover then offers a few options in paying for all of this.
  • Newsworks asks the right questions—exploring the inevitable ambiguities that arise when First Amendment rights and the financial woes of the Nutter administration converge on a very public place like Dilworth Plaza.
  • The newly restyled “Benjamin Franklin Museum” began its major overhaul yesterday morning. The Business Journal reports that the 35-year-old visitor’s center at Franklin Court will undergo “a complete makeover of underground space and exhibits.” The $21 million project is expected to take a year and a half.
  • Philadelphia Heights reviews the legacy of the Wistar Institute, whose new laboratory research facility at 36th & Spruce will be designed to foster collaboration.
  • An Abundance of Sacred Places,” Philadelphia’s contribution to William Penn’s Legacy: Does the Holy Experiment Continue? lecture series will be held on November 10, from 7PM to 9PM, at the Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce Street. “Speakers will be probing the ways in which communities interact with sacred places, and the role that diverse populations play in the stewardship of houses of worship.”
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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