Memorial Day Light Reads

The past couple of months have been filled with running errands and endless to-do lists, but now it’s finally time for you to kick back and enjoy the unofficial start of the summer. Whether you’re traveling, soaking up some sun on the beach, or just simply relaxing, these engaging light reads are sure to help you unwind this Memorial Day Weekend!


jakob-owens-96965What to do this Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend in Philadelphia 2017, Visit Philadelphia

New Parks and Public Spaces Planned for Philly, Melissa Romero, Curbed Philadelphia

Improving our Cities

Fixing the New Urban Crisis, Richard Florida, Citylab

32 Cities Improve Energy Score Per New Ranking, Josh Cohen, Next City

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: How Healthy Food Makes the Economy Stronger, Gabrielle Connor, Present Value

Yes They Can: How Philadelphia Trade Unions Can Become Major Job Creators, Blane F. Stoddart, Present Value

Neighborhood Matters

Speaking Out During Infrastructure Week, Trevor Grady, American Planning Association

Philadelphia Housing Index: The El’s Impact on Neighborhood Premium, Jonathan Tannen, Present Value

How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality, Matthew Desmond, The New York Times Magazine

Mapping Banking Data, Carlos Bonilla and Lee Huang, Present Value

The Latest in Philly Politics

At Philly polls, no lines, no waiting, but some signs of better turnout, Jeff Gammage,

Philadelphia’s Partisan Elections: The Implications of a Rare System, Alison Shott, Present Value

Does Ballot Position Matter? Science says ‘Yes’, Ryan Briggs, City & State Pennsylvania



Wiktoria Brodzinska is a Marketing Assistant at Econsult Solutions Inc. (ESI), and a student at Drexel University studying International Business and Marketing.


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