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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.   

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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.
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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 kensingtonblues.com.

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. 
historic Philadelphia street

Drexel’s Harris M. Steinberg Chosen to Chair Mayor Kenney’s Historic Preservation Task Force

 

Today, as development pressures rub up against time-honored city neighborhoods, Philadelphia is seeking new ways to carefully manage the twin goals of growth and preservation. With this in mind, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney decided it is time to rethink how Philadelphia preserves its historic resourcesand to help spearhead these efforts, he appointed Drexels Harris M. Steinberg, FAIA, director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, to chair a new Historic Preservation Task Force.  
Community members gather for a barbecue outside the United Bank building.

Lindy Institute’s New Project Aims to Connect the Community Through Art

LoLa 38 will fill soon-to-be-developed spaces in West Philadelphia with community-oriented art installations and events throughout the spring and summer, strengthening Drexel’s relationship with its neighbors.
Alan Greenberger.

Head of the Department of Architecture Design & Urbanism Honored With Prestigious Architecture Award

Alan Greenberger, the new head of Westphal’s Department of Architecture Design & Urbanism, was recently awarded the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.
Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will join Drexel University as the inaugural Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation.

Q&A With Distinguished Visiting Fellow Charles Ramsey: Community Policing and Black Lives Matter

The former Philadelphia Police Commissioner and current Distinguished Visiting Fellow of Drexel's Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation weighs in on important topics like Black Lives Matter and open carry laws.