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Light Read: Fourth of July Weekend 2022

July 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Light Read: Fourth of July Weekend 2022

A Local’s Guide to the Fourth of July in Philadelphia What better place to spend this year’s Fourth of July than right here in Philadelphia, a historic city that just so happens to also be the birthplace of the United States! Fun, fireworks, concerts, and good food are all to be had here. Check out […]

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The Economics of Housing Affordability

June 24, 2022 / Comments Off on The Economics of Housing Affordability

Housing is a crucial aspect of society. Unfortunately, the costs of housing can be so disproportionately high relative to income levels that people simply can’t comfortably afford it. Not only is housing affordability a concern in many US metropolitan areas, it is a concern across the globe. With the large number of individuals and families […]

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Cities of the Future Must be Heat Resilient: A Framework for Combating Urban Heat Islands

June 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Cities of the Future Must be Heat Resilient: A Framework for Combating Urban Heat Islands

We are a few short days away from the start of summer and the first heat advisory warnings have been issued across the country— it looks like it’s the start of a very hot summer. Experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their monthly climate trend report predicting above-average temperatures and below-average participation […]

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Smart Cities and Cybersecurity

June 10, 2022 / Comments Off on Smart Cities and Cybersecurity

Historically, most cyber attacks have been directed toward firms, but as cities continue to grow smarter, they carry more information on their residents, making them more valuable targets for cybercriminals. On June 1, 2022, Costa Rica’s National Health Service was taken captive by ransomware known as Hive. To regain control of its systems, Costa Rica […]

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Local Businesses: Important Components of Communities

June 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Local Businesses: Important Components of Communities

As you casually walk through the city streets on your way to nowhere in particular, a peculiar sight meets your eye: rows upon rows, upon rows of tables, tents, and all sorts of venues and local businesses are set up next to one another. As you focus your eyes a bit more to try to […]

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PA Agriculture: A Staple of the Economy

May 27, 2022 / Comments Off on PA Agriculture: A Staple of the Economy

Agriculture has been and continues to be an integral part of Pennsylvania’s economy. According to a previous report published in 2021 by ESI, “Pennsylvania’s $81.5 billion agriculture sector supported 301,900 direct jobs and $14.5 billion in labor income.” Farms are located in all 67 counties within the state, providing necessary support to all Pennsylvanians in […]

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