Vetting The Options For Philly’s Re-Branding

  • Flying Kite anticipates a day in which Philadelphia’s brand is something more than simply eds-and-meds (though strong as ever), declaring, “it is very clear that the city and region are on the verge of a paradigm shift.” The article offers some contenders—technology, sustainability, food, and the arts—and explores some of their inherent assets, challenges, and recent developments within the city.
  • Philly Post’s Joel Mathis contends that it would be difficult to overstate that the health of the city’s school district having much to do with young couples’ decision to remain in Center City. As Mathias shares, he and his wife “love living in the city, but we’re not precious about it: I’m not willing to sacrifice my son’s education and well-being just because I like being in walking distance of Rittenhouse Square.”
  • Grid relates the Delaware Valley Green Building Council’s annual Sustainable Design Competition, now underway until April 30. The focus of this year’s contest will be centered on envisioning innovative projects within the city’s 160-or-so aging recreation centers.
  • Newsworks looks at a forthcoming exhibit at the National Museum of Jewish American History, “In Praise of a Dream,” which employs photography of Israeli fruit trees. The show is set to coincide with the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat on February 7 & 8.
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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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