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All News tagged "Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation"

Buildings in Philadelphia.

As COVID Drives Home Prices Higher, Crunching the Numbers on Housing Affordability

A series of sharp increases threaten to put home buying out of reach for many Philadelphians, writes Kevin C. Gillen, a senior research fellow with the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation.
30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Officially William H. Gray III 30th Street Station, is an intermodal transit station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

7 Dream Projects to Improve Philly Under the New Infrastructure Bill

In the past, Philadelphia had to fight for our share of a shrinking pot of funds. This time, the money is there for the asking, writes Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation Executive Director Harris M. Steinberg in this essay originally published in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The "Reach High and You Will Go Far" mural by Josh Sarantitis at 20th and Arch streets.

Introducing Rebuilding Philly, a Series on Creating a More Equitable City in the Wake of COVID-19

In this essay published in The Philadelphia Inquirer as part of a new collaboration with Drexel experts, the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation’s Harris M. Steinberg and Bruce Katz share their vision of learning from the events of 2020 and 2021 for a better Philadelphia.
Nikil Saval, a Pennsylvania state senator representing South Philadelphia, shared important career and leadership advice for Dragons to keep in mind for their own careers or civic journeys.

5 Takeaways From Pennsylvania State Senator Nikil Saval’s Virtual Visit to Drexel

The senator representing South Philadelphia shared important career and leadership advice for Dragons to keep in mind for their own careers or civic journeys.
PES refinery site

Visioning the Future of the PES Refinery Complex

“Visioning the Future of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery Complex,” is a report about  the potential long-term future of the former 1,400-acre Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) oil refinery site on the Lower Schuylkill. The report was designed to spark a conversation about how to ensure the long-term development of the site allows connectivity to the rest of the city and yields equitable economic and environmental benefits to the city and its residents. The report was created through a community visioning process funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.   


Q&A: The Local and Federal Response to COVID-19’s Economic Impact

Bruce Katz, co-founder and inaugural director of Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab, talks about his work shaping policy recommendations for the federal government’s next small business bill, and how he’s analyzing and advising cities during the pandemic.

Philly Community Groups Face Significant Barriers to Creating Public Amenities Like Parklets and Pedestrian Plazas

Drexel University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation today released Catalyzing Community Capacity: How Philadelphia Can Create Equitable Right-of-Way Stewardship, a report on how to improve the city’s current processes for communities to create parklets, pedestrian plazas and bike corrals.
Bruce Katz, left, and Jeremy Nowak.

Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab Vows to Make Cities More Inclusive

The newly created lab in the University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation honors a pioneering partner while looking ahead to the future of cities.
Phila Skyline

Philadelphia Fellowship on Inclusion and Equity Awarded to Renowned Urbanist Richard Florida

New collaborative initiative by Drexel, Jefferson and the Science Center fosters groundbreaking research on inclusion and equity in Philadelphia.

Rogelio Miñana, PhD, department head and professor in the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages in the College of Arts and Sciences. He will chair the new Global Engagement Council.

Provost’s Council to Set Action Plan for Global Engagement 

The Office of the Provost recently established a council to map out a university-wide action plan for global engagement at Drexel.
A woman stands on Kensington Ave. in one of photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge's portraits of a community struggling through the opioid epidemic. Stockbridge's work can be found at

In Search of Answers to the Opioid Epidemic

A dean’s seminar hosted by Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences presented a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives on the root causes and the potential solutions to the opioid epidemic.
Philadelphia City Hall

Drexel Seeking New Ways to Tackle Critical Urban Challenges

With the first Urban Innovation Summit and the first trio of Urban Innovation Fellows, Drexel is taking another step toward finding solutions for the problems facing Philadelphia and other cities in the 21st century.