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    Updates and insight on education & talent development, business growth, and infrastructure in Greater Philadelphia
  • GPLEX 2013 Philadelphia
November 6th 2013

Exploring Our Own Backyard

From explorations of effective collaboration within our own region to learning about collective impact efforts elsewhere, this year’s Leadership Exchange provided a bevy of useful insights to help advance the World Class agenda. Read More
  • Education & Talent Development
Education & Talent
July 30th 2013

School's Out... and Work's On!

As uncertainty lingers about what kind of classroom Philadelphia public school students will return to in the fall, thousands of the city's youth and young adults reported to work earlier this month. They did so as part of the WorkReady Philadelphia summer employment program... Read More
  • Infrastructure Green Infrastructure
June 14th 2013

Making an Impact: PWD's Green City, Clean Waters Plan

The Philadelphia Water Department's nationally acclaimed Green City, Clean Waters plan focuses on enhancing stormwater management capacity through green infrastructure improvements that capture and store rainfall before it enters the sewer system. PWD is working with a variety of organizations and... Read More
  • Joseph Manko Head Shot 2013
June 14th 2013

Investing in the Green Side of Infrastructure

World Class Infrastructure Strategy Team member and Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox Partner Joe Manko discusses the need to preserve and expand our region's water and open space infrastructure and highlights key obstacles to progress. Read More
  • Infrastructure SEPTA
June 7th 2013

Making an Impact: SEPTA and the Federal Stimulus Program

The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act offered a one-time infusion of capital for transit agencies around the United States, including in Greater Philadelphia. SEPTA made effective use of $191 million in ARRA funds, advancing 33 capital improvement projects that had been long-deferred due... Read More
  • David Seltzer Head Shot 2013
June 7th 2013

Funding Our Future

In this week's feature, World Class Infrastructure Strategy Team member and Mercator Advisors Principal David Seltzer discusses the need to find new ways to fund, finance, and deliver transportation infrastructure projects that will advance the emerging World Class agenda for regional mobility. Read More
  • Marilyn Jordan Taylor Head Shot 2013
May 31st 2013

Building Better Connections to the World

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: the world we live in is becoming an increasingly global place. Despite whatever retrenchment the Great Recession brought upon us over the past several years, people, businesses, and institutions today continue to expect easy access to the... Read More
  • Infrastructure PHL International Airport
May 30th 2013

Making an Impact: PHL's Capacity Enhancement Program

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is a focal point of travel for residents and visitors throughout Greater Philadelphia, but crowded runways have made delays frequent and limited expansion of international and domestic flights. To resolve this issue, PHL has worked in collaboration with... Read More
  • Business Growth Tech Week
Business Growth
May 2nd 2013

Why Philly Tech Week Matters

How to sum up the Philly Tech Week that concluded this past Sunday? Not an easy thing to do given that this 10-day celebration of technology and innovation in Philadelphia took a quantum leap in its third year. The 100+ plus events that took place across the city and region from April 19-28 ranged... Read More
  • Education & Talent Development CEO's for Cities
Education & Talent
April 30th 2013

Recognizing Progress... and Importing What Works

Less than a month after releasing the Global Positioning Strategy for World Class Education and Talent Development, I found myself back at WHYY among a group of national leaders working to make progress on one of the GPS’s top goals: significantly increasing postsecondary credential attainment. Read More
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