Article: Cities to the rescue in child migrant crisis

Faculty in the news! Dr. Catherine Wilson was recently quoted in this article in The Christian Science Monitor. She commented on the role cities are playing in our nation’s immigration crisis. Read the story here: Cities to the rescue in child migrant crisis: why some say, ‘send them here’

Happy Chinese New Year!

Tomorrow, the Year of the Horse begins. Anticipating the Chinese New Year, Dr. Catherine Wilson and MPA students Kyle Whitmire, Sophie Lee, and Latesha Sims, and Political Science grad student Laura Caccioppoli ventured into the cold and embarked on a 4-hour long walking tour of Philadelphia’s Chinatown. The event was organized as part of a…

Rehabilitation vs. Redevelopment

Check out this article from NextCity.org: Rehabilitation vs. Redevelopment Interesting thoughts here, as we can visualize this through the lens of Philadelphia.  We often speak of the “Urban Renewal” phenomenon in the 1970’s as a mistake, but are we still making those same decisions now?  This issue is easy to see in large, sprawling cities…