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Philadelphia is the birthplace of America’s democracy and a world-class city at the heart of a world-class region — an international destination with a richly woven fabric of global communities, organizations, and businesses. For more than three centuries, the world’s peoples have come here to find new opportunities and dream of a better future. Over the same period, Philadelphia has been exporting its ideas, energy, and products to friends and neighbors all over the world. Whether you are a visitor or a regional resident, this site is your portal to everything that’s international in our region. Discover what’s global about Philadelphia!

Community Development

After September 11, 2001, The World Trade Centers Association, in cooperation with the United Nations, chartered a day to be...

Global Conversations

Krista Bard is the honorary consul of the Republic of Lithuania to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and has recently been appointed...

Economic Development

Now in its 8th year, participants consistently rate the experience highly for exposure to new information and ideas, building...

City Planning

"Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics" is the definitive course on the development of Philadelphia and...

World Heritage City

Philadelphia, teetering on the edge of the world stage, wants a leading role.

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