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Wyatt Cenac

13 April 2018

St. Anthony, Minnesota, United States

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In the premiere episode of Wyatt Cenac's “Problem Areas” he focuses on fixes for manure polluting waterways, but mostly on policing in America, with an in-depth review of what happened with the death of Philando Casti...

KSJD

Austin Cope

11 April 2018

Durango, Colorado, United States

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As the name implies, Russian olive trees are not native to the United States, but have taken over many regions due to their ability to outgrow and outcompete native plant species. Organizations are working together in...

Yes! Magazine

Michael J. Dax

11 April 2018

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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In the state of New Mexico, policy makers, activists, religious leaders, and the community are all working hand in hand to make the state a safe harbor for undocumented immigrants. The state is refusing to cooperate w...

Durango Herald

Jonathan Romeo

7 April 2018

Pueblo, Colorado, United States

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When lead and arsenic levels threatened the communities in Southeastern Colorado, the Environmental Protection Agency was asked to step in. In order to have a seat at the table when decisions were being made, communit...

The Guardian

Evi Mariani Sofian

4 April 2018

Jakarta, Philippines

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One kampung in Jakarta, or “informal urban neighborhood,” fought back against a city that didn’t want the neighborhood to exist. There has been a trend for these small neighborhoods to be bulldozed in the name of deve...

NPR

Dakota Kim

28 March 2018

Waianae, Hawaii, United States

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An impoverished corner of Hawaii may not sound like the foundation of a successful agriculture endeavor, but local youth have proved otherwise. MA'O translating into youth food garden aims to show college-aged youth a...

Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

26 March 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Access to the internet is an important tool to addressing inequity at the scale of the community and the individual. Detriot’s Equitable Internet Initiative is a coalition of media, tech, and community-based organizat...

CNN

Christopher Dawson

7 March 2018

San Diego, California, United States

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High school junior Kevin Barber became aware of a program that was helping the homeless find work in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Inspired by it and what he knew of the homeless population in his hometown, Barber decided ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

2 March 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Fairhill, a neighborhood in North Philadelphia, voter turnout was a mere 12% in one recent election. Fairhill Neighbors, a coalition of neighborhood groups, is seeking to combat lower turnout rates with a personal...

Bloomberg CityLab

Jennifer Hattam

23 February 2018

Düzce, Turkey

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After an earthquake devastated the town of Düzce, Turkey, residents banded together to create a housing cooperative and later Düzce Hope Studio, a group of pro-bono architects and engineers working to help rebuild the...

Christian Science Monitor

Harry Bruinius

15 February 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Criticism and protests led by community activists in NY led to wide scale changes in NYPD’s policing, it resulted in a large decrease at the unequal way the NYPD racially profiled black and latino men. Many of this ac...

The Guardian

Aditya Chakrabortty

14 February 2018

Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Eleanor Lee is one of many women leading the charge to restore the Granby neighborhood in Liverpool. The few households that remained inhabited after the neighborhood was forgotten came together and formed a community...

The Guardian

Aditya Chakrabortty

14 February 2018

Liverpool, England

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To combat neighborhood neglect, a group of community members in Granby, a Liverpool neighborhood, took matters into their own hands by creating a community land trust. The land trust raised funds to reconstruct homes ...

Valley Journal

Summer Goddard

12 January 2018

Ronan, Montana, United States

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The Ronan Cooperative Brewery arose out of ideas to jumpstart a deserted main street. Community members can buy a share of stock, which gets them one vote per person. This setup allows a sense of local ownership as we...

Christian Science Monitor

Sara Miller Llana

29 December 2017

Iceland

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In the late 1990s, Iceland had both a high rate of teen alcohol abuse and a lackadaisical attitude towards that abuse. Responses to these issues included instituting a curfew, investment in after school activities, an...

The New York Times

Declan Walsh

28 December 2017

Cairo, Egypt

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For young women in Egypt, outlets for their frustrations can be extremely limited under a political climate that oppresses freedom of expression, and in a culture where sexual harassment is rampant and systemic. The C...

Wall Street Journal

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Max Rust

27 December 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Certain cities in the United States are facing startlingly high rates of homicide and violence that haven't been seen since the height of gang activity in the 1990s. But certain cities, including Los Angeles, have con...

Truthout

Jean Trounstine

26 December 2017

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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This article uses the stories of five different activist women across the United States as examples of successes using the human-centered design strategy of centering the people most directly affected in the decision-...

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Aaron Mondry

11 December 2017

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Block clubs act as a more approachable way for residents of a certain area to come together, “and they’re also one of the most essential.” In several neighborhood of Detroit, block clubs have made impactful local chan...

Newsweek

Sarah O'Hagan

6 December 2017

Ethiopia

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Around the world, adolescent girls are susceptible to sexual harassment but girls in crisis areas are likely to be forgotten, or the solutions do not reach them. A new training program is designed for such conflict ar...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

4 December 2017

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Detroit, Michigan, residents reduce the effects of gentrification through physical activity and shared storytelling. The non-profit Pedal to Porch encourages residents to bike to their neighbors’ homes and record t...

Artspace

Jillian Billard

30 November 2017

New York, New York, United States

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In some communities, the founding of art galleries in historically impoverished neighborhoods has led to development, the severing of community ties, and displacement. “Artwashing” signifies how culture can aid in the...

Citiscope

Simone D'Antonio

29 November 2017

Cremona, Italy

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Cremona is dedicated to decreasing the amount of waste it produces and educating its residents in the process. It intends on creating a 'circular economy' where products are recycled, waste is costly, training program...

Christian Science Monitor

Christa Case Bryant

29 November 2017

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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St. Louis-based We Stories provides parents with a course curriculum and reading list for the children with the goal of sparking conversations about race, oppression, and cultural awareness. The target audience of the...

Yes! Magazine

Sammi-Jo Lee

22 November 2017

Tipton, Missouri, United States

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Today, 23 million rural Americans can’t access broadband speed internet. As deregulation of net neutrality threatens to slow down internet speed even further, local internet co-ops are bringing higher-speed access to ...

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