Next Great City 2015, a coalition of over 100 Philadelphia organizations, created a set of recommendations for actions the next Mayor can take to make Philadelphia the Next Great City. This is Next Great City’s third collective effort since 2007 and the third time that Karen Black of May 8 facilitated three town-hall style meetings … Continue reading Next Great City 2015
Improving resilience with green practices can also markedly improve communities, for example, by creating new parks with rain gardens to remove blight, capture stormwater and raise surrounding property values. May 8 seeks to create win- wins where sustainable policy helps neighborhoods and propels positive growth.
This is the nation’s first comprehensive portal for information about healthy food access in underserved communities. Created by PolicyLink, The Food Trust, and The Reinvestment Fund with the help of May 8, the new portal has attracted thousands of visitors. The new portal connects community leaders, healthy food retailers, policymakers, and advocates to an extensive … Continue reading Healthy Food Access Portal
This action plan defines a set of concrete and doable actions needed to redevelop the underutilized, post-industrial Delaware riverfront. In 2007, Penn Praxis, the clinical arm of the University of Pennsylvania, brought together over 4,000 Philadelphians to create a vision for the future of the portion of the Delaware River that extends from the industrial … Continue reading An Action Plan for the Central Delaware