The city is full of historians all with a unique perspective on Philadelphia’s layered past. Contributor Joe Brin profiles Michael Schreiber, a Queen Village historian, author, and activist who believes preservation and social equality go hand in hand.
The city is full of incidental boundaries that can often shape an area’s socioeconomic character and influence housing prices and future development. More often than not, rail lines break neighborhoods into highly divided sections, creating an urban rift between prosperity and blight. David Hilbert examines the economics behind the “right” and “wrong” side of the train tracks in West Philly and Port Richmond