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The Virus and the City: How to Grow Black Businesses

Bruce Katz, JD, distinguished fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation and director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab and Kevin Gillen, PhD, senior research fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, co-authored a June 29 article for The Philadelphia Citizen about a plan for post-covid economic recovery and the necessity of providing opportunities for Black businesses to thrive. 

Estimating the Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Philadelphia

Kevin Gillen,PhD, senior research fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, was interviewed in an April 20 KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) podcast about a new report by the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation that provides one of the first estimates of the economic toll the coronavirus will have on Philadelphia —impacting everything from real estate and manufacturing to unemployment and homelessness.

In Seeking to Provide Liquidity During This Crisis, Don't Exclude Nonbank Members of Mortgage Industry

Kevin Gillen,PhD, senior research fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, authored a March 26 Philadelphia Business Journal article about the necessity of ensuring nonbank members of the mortgage industry have access to liquidity during the coronavirus crisis.  

Local Governments Are First Responders to and Victims of the Coronavirus

Bruce Katz, JD, distinguished fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation and director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab, was quoted in a March 23 Voice of San Diego article about local leaders putting together relief programs intended to cushion the economic blow to households and small businesses reeling from widespread shutdowns.

Tax Incentives: The Losing Gamble States and Cities Keep Making

Bruce Katz, JD, distinguished fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation and director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab, was quoted in a Feb. 26 Governing article about why tax incentives doled out by cities and states often do not deliver economic benefits.

Philly Must Plan for a Post-Refinery Future

Harris Steinberg, a professor in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and executive director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, was mentioned in a Feb. 9 Philadelphia Inquirer editorial about the fate of the former Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery site, which could be decided in bankruptcy court this week.

Pro-Refinery Factions Intensify Pressure to Negate PES Sale Agreement

Harris Steinberg, a professor in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and executive director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, was quoted in a Jan. 30 WHYY.org article about the winning bid for the Philadelphia Energy Solutions complex. Factions who want to see the complex continue to operate as a refinery have ramped up pressure in light of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court confirmation hearing on the company’s Chapter 11 reorganization plan, which will happen next week.

The Economic Reality That’s Splitting the Country Apart

Bruce Katz, JD, distinguished fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation and director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab, was quoted in a Jan. 29 Governing article about the need for a combination of smart federal policy, new norms and models in the investor world to address the imbalance of infrastructure investment, which is increasingly concentrated in a small number of cities.

How Philadelphia's Tax Abatement Changes May Affect Future Housing Prices, Construction

Kevin Gillen, PhD, senior research fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, was quoted in Jan. 9 Philadelphia Business Journal article about how the recent changes to Philadelphia's 10-year tax abatement will affect the market for new housing.

The Year of Transformative Change

Bruce Katz, JD, distinguished fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation and director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab, authored a Jan. 9 Philadelphia Citizen story about investments that can help distressed urban communities build wealth — commentary drawing on his recent report with Ross Baird, “Towards a System of Community Wealth.” He was also mentioned in a guest column published Jan. 10 in Generocity about the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative.

For Sale: 1,300 Acres in South Philly. Next 7 Days Could Decide the Fate of Bankrupt Refinery.

Harris Steinberg, a professor in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and executive director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, was quoted in a Jan. 9 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the bankruptcy sale of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery site in South Philadelphia.

Shuttered Philadelphia Refinery May Get New Life After Fire

Kevin Gillen, PhD, senior research fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, was quoted in a Dec. 24 New York Times story about entities that are interested in buying all or part of the South Philadelphia Refinery, which was shut down after an explosion caused an extensive fire. He was also mentioned in a Dec. 31 Philadelphia magazine story about how real estate trends in 2019 worked out.