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A wide-ranging report from the Philadelphia Research Initiative examines the city’s strengths and weaknesses.
Pew's Philadelphia research initiative provides timely, impartial research and analysis that help Philadelphia’s citizens and leaders understand and address key issues facing the city. Often times, our research includes comparisons with other major cities.
Philadelphia: The State of the City - 2012 Update
Numbers produce an image of a city’s place in time. This new look at Philadelphia by the numbers depicts a city in transition on a number of fronts—with familiar problems and one promising demographic trend.
The Library in the City: Changing Demands and a Challenging Future
Big-city public libraries have rarely been as popular as they are today and rarely as besieged. This report looks at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s operations and the challenges facing urban libraries across America.
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