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NBC News

Finbarr Toesland

9 March 2018

Berlin, Germany

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Germany's first refugee center exclusively for LGBTQ immigrants provided safe housing and services to people who otherwise might be subjected to some of the same discrimination and attacks in German shelters that they...

Next City

Gregory Scruggs

9 February 2018

Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, among other cities around the world, serves as a model in the underground urban planning sphere as local governments combat over-densification. The city has begun expanding their underground network of publ...

Yes! Magazine

Hannah Norman

12 January 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Social justice organizations use digital cartography to tell stories about and bring awareness to unfair gentrification and landlord loopholes. By making massive data sets available and easily digestible to the public...

Choteau Acantha

Melody Martinsen

10 January 2018

Choteau, Montana, United States

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Officials in rural Montana towns are trying to find what the correct “formula” is for spurring population growth. The town of Choteau is working with the Montana Economic Developers Association to conduct research ass...

High Country News

Leah Todd Lin

24 October 2017

Luna County, New Mexico, United States

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Historically there has been stigma and pushback to bilingual and immigrant programs, but some counties are starting to embrace diversity as key to economic development. Greater diversity spurs innovation, entrepreneur...

NMPolitics.net

Heath Haussaman

16 October 2017

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, United States

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Truth or Consequences is a town facing many growth barriers such as an aging population and low average income. Entrepreneurs are seeing an opportunity to develop businesses in this town which is helping to revolution...

NPR

Chhavi Sachdev

23 September 2017

India

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The Million Death study revealed that the child mortality rate in India has decreased over the past 15 years. These results are most likely due to vaccine drives, free diagnostics, more health clinics and other such i...

Gunnison Country Times

Chris Rourke

15 June 2017

Breckenridge, Colorado, United States

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As second-home owners increase property values and decrease the supply of residences in Gunnison County, its year-round community faces a dwindling affordable housing stock. Nearby, a popular tourist town of Breckenri...

BBC

Mukul Devichand

Nick Holland

18 April 2017

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

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Around the world, more and more people are launching projects through mobile apps that use smartphones to collect massive amounts of data for solving chronic issues. By asking thousands of volunteers to donate their d...

News Deeply

Nina Teggarty

7 April 2017

Armenia

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In Armenia, sons are far more desired than daughters leading to a high prevalence of sex-selective abortions that is resulting in a shortage of girls. 'Save the Children' works with families to help them see how simil...

Coloradoan

Sarah Jane Kyle

3 August 2016

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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Two Northern Colorado counties and Fort Collins, especially, face high levels of homelessness, many of whom are veterans, though it's not for a lack of organizations; rather, a lack of coordination among veterans' ser...

The Atlantic

Alana Semuels

31 May 2016

Salem, Oregon, United States

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States deal with poverty and employment differently, depending on their state legislature and, historically, their racial composition. Oregon is a predominantly white state with some of the most generous welfare and e...

The Washington Post

Peter Hermann

7 April 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The incarceration rate in the United States is one of the highest in the world, and it is paid for – heavily – by the tax payers. To combat this, students argue that more funding should go to supervised release instea...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

17 November 2015

Bangladesh

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A research center in rural Bangladesh has continuously collected health data for decades, thereby improving public health in the region and serving as a control population for vaccine programs.

FreshWater Cleveland

Douglas J. Guth

5 October 2015

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Cities along the USA's rust belt, such as Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Detroit, have been encouraging immigrants to settle in their cities through various organization as a way to combat their population decline. The in...

The Atlantic

Ted Hesson

21 July 2015

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Despite their stigma, foreign-born populations are helping the economy of U.S. cities. Welcoming America is a national network of organizations that preach the economic upside of immigration and in this way attract im...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

9 April 2014

Tanzania

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The Green Revolution in Asia and Latin America never spread to Africa, due to the continent's varied climate, degraded soil and lack of infrastructure. Now, scientists look to develop a high grossing wheat seed to bri...

Forbes

Devin Thorpe

15 March 2014

New Delhi, India

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Population scale and density, insanitary conditions, and malnourishment meant that eradicating polio in India was a tall order. The government, alongside WHO, managed to do it in 2014 using a comprehensive approach.

The New York Times

Amy Yee

2 June 2013

Ghaziabad, India

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Over half of India’s population of 1.2 billion is under the age of 25. As such, there is a massive demand for skills training for young people to ensure their skills are matched with the needs of the job market. Gras ...

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Mark Bergen

11 December 2012

Mumbai, India

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For a megacity with more than 18 million people in its metro area, Mumbai, India is not a particularly vertical city. Many of its inhabitants squeeze into low-rise slums crammed into the urban space. But an ongoing sl...

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

2 November 2011

Afghanistan

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Family planning, including access to contraception, is the key to reducing population growth. Not only does family planning therefore reduce poverty and environmental damage, it also saves money. “If you think family ...

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