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Past Projects

  • Swing Bridge 1

    Art @ Bartram's

    The Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation worked with the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia and Historic Bartram’s Garden to create Art@Bartram’s, a vision for the next piece of the Schuylkill River trail.

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  • Pittsburgh skyline at night, shown as a case study in The New Localism

    The New Localism

    In their new book, The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism, co-authors Jeremy Nowak and Bruce Katz describe how power is shifting in the world from national governments and states to cities and metropolitan communities.

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  • Richard Florida at Smart City Expo: World Congress

    Philadelphia Fellowship

    The Philadelphia Fellowship was created as a collaboration of Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University and the University City Science Center to bring scholars to the city for year-long research engagements focused on pressing urban issues. Richard Florida, PhD, was selected as the first recipient because of his groundbreaking research on urban demographic changes and his books, The Rise of the Creative Class and The New Urban Crisis. 

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  • Transatlantic Cities Forum: Re-Envisioning Philadelphia's Industrial Spaces

    The Forum was hosted by The German Marshall Fund of the United States, in collaboration with the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University and with the support of the William Penn Foundation. 

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  • Lindy Institute Urban Innovation Summit workshop view of Innovation Fellow Michael O'Bryan

    Urban Innovation Fellowship

    The Lindy Urban Innovation Fellowship enables the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation to recognize the extraordinary work that Philadelphians are doing to solve critical urban challenges. The Institute's 2018 Urban Innovation Fellows are Priya Mammen, Michael O'Bryan and Chris Spahr.

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  • Parklet in University City

    Catalyzing Community Capacity

    In 2018, The Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation began to study community-created and stewarded interventions like parklets, pedestrian plazas and bicycle corrals, and the processes by which they are created. The resulting report, Catalyzing Community Capacity, was released in September 2019.

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  • Urban Innovation Summit

    The annual Urban Innovation Summit tackles vexing urban challenges using real-world projects identified by Lindy’s cohort of Urban Innovation Fellows while leveraging Drexel’s unique interdisciplinary approach to urban problem solving.

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