This Tuesday, please join us for “State of the City: A conversation with The Pew Charitable Trusts.”
Philadelphians feel safer in their neighborhoods than at any time in the last six years, Pew found in their 2015 State of the City report. The city is adding college graduates all the time. And more jobs and tourists are headed this city’s way.
All that adds up to a record optimistic outlook for Philadelphia, according to the data in Pew’s annual examination of the city — but the picture isn’t entirely rosy. The poverty level and unemployment rate remain stubbornly high. Despite the decrease in crime, Philadelphia still has the highest homicide rate among the nation’s 10 largest cities. And of course the public schools remain a concern, which means that many of those new millennials may follow a well-trodden path into the suburbs.
So how does the city stack up? Join us Tuesday night at Pipeline Philly for a conversation with Larry Eichel, Director of Pew’s Philadelphia Research Initiative. Over wine, beer and hors d’ouevres, we’ll talk about the report and what it means for the city and its residents.