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CityLab

Bruce Katz

24 September 2017

Pittsburgh, United States

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In the future innovation and technology are only going to become more important to a city's status. Pittsburgh is making great strides by cultivating research, technology, and workers.

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

21 September 2017

New Mexico, United States

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Americans in the technology field were finding it hard to get work in much of the country. Additionally companies were growing tired of the problems associated with outsourcing to other countries. Now, American compan...

Washington Post

Carolyn Y. Johnson

17 September 2017

Vermont, United States

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Hospitals in Vermont received upfront lump-sum payments to manage the care of patients assigned to them. The pilot project involved 30,000 Medicaid patients and was intended to incentivize providers to keep the patien...

News Deeply

Ian Evans

7 September 2017

United States

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Hurricanes and big storms have the power to cause damage and death to the areas affected, and building barriers is expensive. Coastal restoration could be a better alternative, rebuilding green infrastructure to help ...

Washington Post

Michael Alison Chandler

7 September 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Billions of dollars in child support goes unpaid every year in the United States, but not all of those parents missing payments are negligent deadbeats - many are unemployed, incarcerated, or have disabilities that ar...

CityLab

Rikha Sharma Rani

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31 August 2017

Auckland, New Zealand

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The privatized prison system is largely skewed against inmates, as most are funded based on the number of individuals incarcerated, creating a disincentive to invest in the rehabilitation and comprehensive treatment o...

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Neil Parmar

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27 August 2017

Toronto, Canada

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A pilot program in Canada is providing increased job opportunities for disadvantaged populations - including refugees, those with disabilities, and laborers who have been unemployed long-term - through a special progr...

The Story Exchange

Riva Richmond

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10 August 2017

United States

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Women tend to invest in female-owned and run companies, but men disproportionately invest in male-run companies, which means female companies lose out on a huge market. Some male investors, such as Adam Quinton, see t...

News Deeply

Erica Cirino

26 July 2017

Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, United States

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"Ghost gear" describes the nets, lines, and other debris lost off the back of commercial fishing boats in staggering amounts each year, and it spells death for hundreds of thousands of marine animals and birds who get...

The Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

24 July 2017

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s cosmopolitan capital, has long been considered a world apart from surrounding rural communities, all of which suffer from reoccurring droughts and civil war. However, thanks to international ai...

Deseret News

Jesse Hyde

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20 July 2017

Reykjavik, Iceland

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The Youth Iceland program has lowered rates of teenage alcohol abuse not by counseling teens to say no to drinking, but by providing opportunities to establish a healthy life and relationships. The program entailed in...

The New York Times

Brad Plumer

20 July 2017

Hoima, Kibaale, Western Region, Uganda

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In a randomized experiment in western Uganda, scientists demonstrated the effectiveness of paying rural farmers not to chop down trees since deforestation contributes to CO2 emissions worldwide. They studied for two y...

The New York Times

Claire Martin

10 July 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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As professor of medicine and gun-violence researcher Dr. Garen Wintemute notes, gun buyback programs have "struggled against the perception" of ineffectiveness: attracting only older and non-violent gun owners, for in...

CityLab

Krutika Pathi

28 June 2017

New York, New York, United States

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The homeless population in NYC stands at the highest number since the Great Depression. The Bowery Residents Committee has suggested changes to how shelters emerge, run and are funded. With a focus on results-based fu...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

21 June 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, the city enrolled out a program that offered companies a $10,000 tax credit. The catch? Hire former prisoners who have crime records. To the surprise of the city, the program tanked. Now, the city cre...

Facility Executive Magazine

Anne Cosgrove

12 June 2017

Richfield, Minnesota, United States

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With the prices of solar technology dropping and the opportunity to save drastically on energy usage and costs, businesses and organizations across the country are investing more in solar infrastructure for their buil...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

5 June 2017

Redwood City, California, United States

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The resources needed to tackle some of the world's most pressing social and environmental problems - from poverty to climate change to inequality - are generally far beyond the reach of governments and traditional phi...

Inside Climate News

Leslie Kaufman

25 May 2017

New York, United States

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New York is determined to become a national leader in the renewable energy sector, and they are leveraging numerous approaches to help integrate better and more environmentally conscious technologies into the grid. Th...

CityLab

Brentin Mock

24 May 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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In 1986, the city of Baltimore battled the Reagan administration over its local anti-apartheid ordinances—and won. How they prevailed may have important lessons for cities trying to resist Trump today; from his polici...

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Tammy Worth

23 May 2017

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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The Catholic Education Foundation in Kansas City has provided nearly $600,000 in scholarships to approximately 300 low-income students to give them the choice to choose where they want to go to school. Because it is f...

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Rachel Dovey

25 April 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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What happens when you get charged for something? People will be less likely to do it, that’s the theory behind taxing plastic bags, a move that is seeing big results in cities like Chicago.

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Medha Basu

24 April 2017

New South Wales, Australia

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Missing a doctor's appointment has a significant cost. Hospitals lose money and doctors lose time that they could be using to attend to other patients. Dr. Alex King believes that through testing and then implementin...

The Christian Science Monitor

Tom A. Peter

16 April 2017

Samso, Denmark

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Samsø, a small island in Denmark, has done what no other city has reached; energy independence. People on the island use a combination of wind, solar, and biomass, energy. How is such a large feat accomplished? Local ...

The Times of India

Mayank Manohar

16 April 2017

New Delhi, India

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In order to encourage people to properly dispose of their waste, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has installed smart vending machines for recyclable waste at Connaught Place and India Gate. In return for making the...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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11 April 2017

United States

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In the face of the global climate crisis, conservative politicians and energy leaders in the US are an unlikely source for climate action. Through the promotion of a carbon tax, in which each ton of emissions gets tax...

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