GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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By Julie Coker-Graham, Jeremy Jordan, and Ed McNeill This month, as we celebrate what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 90th birthday, we can't help but recognize the long-lasting impact of a bold vision and a plan that embraces diversity and inclusion. 
January 22, 2019
Philadelphia is getting noticed as a great city. How do we leverage that to improve our position in the global economy? By Zabeth Teelucksingh, Executive Director at Global Philadelphia Association Philadelphia has always had a huge amount to offer, but for a long time it has been something of a best-kept secret. We Philadelphians know we have something great going on, but – perhaps due to the strong streak of Quaker diffidence in our culture – we don’t promote ourselves as much as we can.
January 18, 2019
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 22! In partnership with the Organization of World Heritage Council (OWHC), Global Philadelphia Association is holding a video contest and we want your submissions.
January 17, 2019
The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) is internationally known for its rare and unique collections of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper.  In collaboration with the San José Museum of Art (SJMA), PAFA is currently partnering with Rina Banerjee and her one-of-a-kind exhibit entitled, Make Me A Summary of the World.
January 10, 2019
Located in southern Europe, the city has a population of only 325,000, yet it makes a big statement with its historic architecture (Photo: A view inside the Mosque of Córdoba, the city's first-ever UNESCO World Heritage Site. Getty Images.)
January 7, 2019
In 2018, the Global Water Alliance has established the "Arun Deb Promise of Excellence in WaSH Award" (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) in honor of its founding board member, Dr. Arun Deb.
January 7, 2019
What should the city focus on in 2019? Here are 15 ideas. As 2018 draws to a close, it’s a good time to take stock of accomplishments (Hello, Super Bowl) and missed opportunities (Goodbye, Amazon). It’s also an opportunity to look to the days ahead, to be optimistic about what the future might hold. The Inquirer’s Opinion department has spent the last few weeks asking people from around the region: What is the most important change the Philadelphia region needs to see in 2019?
January 2, 2019
The American Bible Society is making a new contribution to Philadelphia’s global and economic impact with their Faith and Liberty Discovery Center. The new project, which broke ground on December 13, aims to help citizens and tourists alike to understand the importance of the Bible, and how it has changed those who changed America. (Photo credit: American Bible)
December 21, 2018
Kenneth R. Fulmer, PE, is the current President and CEO of Urban Engineers, a multidisciplinary planning, design, environmental, and construction support services consulting firm, established in 1960. With headquarters in Philadelphia and with 15 total offices nationwide, Urban Engineers has grown from a staff of seven to one with 450 employees. Could you elaborate on your role at Urban Engineers?
December 21, 2018
Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) recently launched a new online resource center that provides low-cost and free educational resources on Philadelphia’s heritage, www.LearnPhillyHeritage.org. The website, which is managed by GPA, provides teachers and parents with the tools they need to develop students’ awareness of our city’s rich past and global significance.
December 19, 2018