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So far Terry Gillen has created 6 blog entries.

Keeping Cities Affordable

Philadelphia is now grappling with an issue that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago – maintaining its affordable housing stock. The city is still one of the most affordable big cities in America, as confirmed by a recent article in Forbes magazine. Read more...

Is Philly Ready for Climate Change?

Just two months into the new year, Philadelphia has already experienced a near-record weather event – the January 23 snowstorm that brought 22 inches of snow. Read more...


Financial Wellness At Work Research Project

These are some key findings from a research project that I worked on in the summer of 2015 with the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) about Financial Wellness At Work.

Philadelphia Inquirer Government Ethics Op-Ed

We can’t predict who the next Mayor or City Council will be, but we can demand that they keep ethics reforms in place. There is hope that Philadelphia has moved away from its “corrupt and contented” status, but we need more than hope. Read more...

The Reform of Vacant Land Policies in Philadelphia

A recent story in the Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted how Philadelphia’s tax foreclosure process contributes to the city’s vacant property problems. The reporter described a home in West Philadelphia that was located in the middle of a block of row houses.