Vetting The Options For Philly’s Re-Branding

flyingkitemedia.com

  • 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.
About the author

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.

Send a message!



Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.

Recent Posts
Willis Hale's Bold Beginnings On The Delaware River

Willis Hale’s Bold Beginnings On The Delaware River

October 20, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

The work of Willis G. Hale, the mind behind the much-adored Divine Lorraine and the frankly fussy Hale Building, is enjoying a renaissance as of late. The Victorian architect's penchant for brazen facades can be traced back to a warehouse on the Delaware River, demolished in the 1960s to make way for I-95. The Shadow has the backstory > more

On 40th Street, New Life For A Long-Hidden Furness

On 40th Street, New Life For A Long-Hidden Furness

October 18, 2017  |  Vantage

What's it take to restore this early Furness? Hidden City talks to developer Tom Lussenhop about the tear-down disaster ongoing across the city and his plans for the former West Philadelphia Institute > more

Praise And Protest At Historical Commission Meeting

Praise And Protest At Historical Commission Meeting

October 17, 2017  |  News

Applause and anger filled the room at the monthly Historical Commission meeting on Friday. GroJLart has the details > more

The True Center Of The City Revealed

The True Center Of The City Revealed

October 13, 2017  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

City Hall may be the "heart" of Philadelphia, but an unassuming corner in North Philly is the true center of the city. Harry K. explores the evolution of Penn's greene country towne and how Philadelphia has a history of being the center of attention > more

LIGHTS! MUSIC! ACTION! Historic Lansdowne Theater Poised For A Comeback

LIGHTS! MUSIC! ACTION! Historic Lansdowne Theater Poised For A Comeback

October 11, 2017  |  Vantage

After 30 years' slumber, Lansdowne's sumptuous Art Deco movie palace is ready to wake up, and rouse Main Street too, with music and community spirit. Ben Leech has the story > more

Wish You Were Here: Postcards From The Past Recall

Wish You Were Here: Postcards From The Past Recall “Real Philadelphia”

October 10, 2017  |  Vantage

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia's new exhibition, "Real Philadelphia: Selections from the Robert M. Skaler Postcard Collection," puts elusive images of working class city life in the limelight. Contributor Karen Chernick has the review > more