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The Post Crescent

Keegan Kyle

17 March 2016

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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The state of Wisconsin has a teen suicide rate three-times greater than the national average. Lawmakers have scrambled to address and provide greater access to mental health services in the state by offering temporary...

WAMU

Martin Austermuhle

14 March 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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For the last 40 years, people with developmental disabilities in D.C. have been fighting for the chance to be like everyone else. This is their story.

The Seattle Times

Sanjay Bhatt

12 March 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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As Seattle and the region search for ways to produce and retain affordable housing, these four developments backed by private capital are examples of different strategies that have worked.

Citiscope

Simone D'Antonio

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10 March 2016

Turin, Italy

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The government of Turin is bringing innovation into its processes by valuing one of its most important - but in many other places, overlooked - resources: human capital. Through a program called Innova.TO, the governm...

Bright Magazine

Rob Waters

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10 March 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Five Keys Charter School, established in 2003, works in various California prisons to provide education and job training to inmates. Since its founding, Five Keys has awarded 684 high school diplomas to inmates in cus...

Bright Magazine

Sophie Cousins

9 March 2016

Suri, West Bengal, India

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India has an estimated 2.5 million medical “quacks.” Can they be trained to do no harm?

Ensia

Eric Toensmeier

9 March 2016

Las Cañadas, Veracruz, Mexico

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A small agricultural co-op in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, has effectively implemented its own approach to climate change. The community adapts the main sector of its economy and livelihood-- farming-- to sustai...

CityLab

Scott Latta

8 March 2016

Jefferson, Alabama, United States

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In Alabama’s largest city, a story of economic confidence in an unlikely place.

CityLab

Eillie Anzilotti

7 March 2016

London, United Kingdom

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A group of architects proposed a new design to help raise environmentally responsible kids by combining farms and preschools.

Rock Road Recycle

Gregg Hennigan

4 March 2016

Shakopee, Minnesota, United States

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Rahr Malting, a brewery in Shakopee, MN, has found a creative way to sustainably address their energy needs. The company partners with the Mdewakanton Sioux Community to use waste barley hulls from the malting factory...

Places Journal

Michael Berryhill

1 March 2016

Houston, Texas, United States

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Hundreds of immigrants in Houston often have no access to any social aid. One community, East Aldine, exemplifies this. It lacks sewers, water, or trash collection. But, with the help of one nonprofit residents are by...

The New York Times

Dan Levin

28 February 2016

Regent Park, Canada

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An ambitious plan for the 69-acre Regent Park neighborhood is disrupting entrenched notions of class, race and religion, at a time when concerns over income inequality and immigration are growing.

Next City

Zoe Mendelson

25 February 2016

Mexico City, Mexico

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By “gamifying” the process, urban planners can crowdsource data collection. In Mexico City, members of 14 organizations—ranging from government agencies to nonprofits and consultants—launched a city-wide game, Mapatón...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Nancy Cambria

21 February 2016

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Chronic toxic stress caused by violence in trauma in a child's life can be exceedingly harmful - but can be remedied through building personal relationships and trust.

Politico Magazine

Colin Woodard

18 February 2016

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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Manchester, New Hampshire used creative financing and collaboration between businesses and the state to rise up from its industrial past and create a promising future in the tech landscaping. Developers purchased dila...

The New York Times

Emma G. Fitzsimmons

15 February 2016

Bergen, New Jersey, United States

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The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, across the river from New York City, offers a look at the benefits and challenges of a street-level transit line.

Pulitzer Center

Rhitu Chatterjee

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10 February 2016

Promissão, São Paulo, Brazil

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In Brazil, middlemen buy produce from small farmers at negligible prices to sell to the public school system for higher profits. A law requiring cities to buy 30 percent of their school meal budget from family farmers...

Ensia

Alexander Creed

Cleo Warner

10 February 2016

Nggaha Oriangu, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia

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The Indonesian island Sumba is working to provide 100% renewable electricity to all 650,000 residents by 2025.

CityLab

Alec Appelbaum

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9 February 2016

Pleasantville, New York, United States

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To break through gridlock on fair housing, city planners, citizens, and government officials in wealthy Westchester County, New York, try a new tactic: Using a simulation game to try out different development scenario...

Next City

Catesby Holmes

8 February 2016

São Paulo, Brazil

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The Western Hemisphere’s biggest city has developed a model blueprint for progressive housing policy in developing countries, in large part by affirming squatters' rights and demanding a certain percentage of low-inco...

Model D

Dennis Archambault

26 January 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Detroit neighborhood of Midtown has seen crime drop by 52 percent since 2008 thanks to a push to lure more employees from nearby institutions to live in the area via housing incentives, and a collaboration among p...

In These Times

Tom Ladendorf

26 January 2016

New York, New York, United States

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In response to the low percentage of artists who are paid—even by large, prestigious museums—for exhibiting their work, the organization Working Artists and the Greater Economy (WAGE) advocates for fair pay for artist...

Voice of America (VOA)

Amy Yee

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20 January 2016

Dharamsala, India

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Tibetan youth face high levels of unemployment in India, and an entrepreneurship training program is trying to change that by helping young people start their own companies. TED, the Tibetan Entrepreneurship Developme...

The New York Times

Emma G. Fitzsimmons

1 January 2016

New York, New York, United States

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A second year of decline demonstrates that a project to reduce traffic fatalities works, said a safety advocate, who called on the mayor to expand the effort, termed Vision Zero, which lowers speed limits and raises e...

Next City

Cassie Owens

29 December 2015

New York, New York, United States

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A new book chronicles each below-market subsidized housing project ever built in New York, highlighting in particular Co-op City, where residents have come to care for their city-subsidized homes.

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