As the federal government reduces aid to local governments, many cities and towns are left to fend for themselves. Fortunately, universities and other anchor institutions are filling the void in their surrounding communities, as detailed in an op-ed I wrote that was published by Inside Sources,  The Scranton Times and Charleston Gazette-Mail.

The recent report by Brookings Institution explains how the innovation district within University City and Center City can help Philadelphia “excel globally and serve locally.”