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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...

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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.

Chicago Tribune

Bill Ruthhart

26 December 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Rahm Emanuel fired Garry McCarthy, Chicago Police Superintendent, following the release of a video of a cop fatally shooting Laquan McDonald, which has led to a search for a new superintendent. The hope is that the ne...

National Journal

Arnesa A. Howell

25 December 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Former convicts learn essential life and culinary skills in a tailored program at D.C. Central Kitchen.

Citiscope

Simone D'Antonio

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23 December 2015

Bologna, Italy

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Bologna is demonstrating the utility of allowing citizens to help with projects in cash-strapped cities. A new policy makes it easier for citizens to head city projects and to participate in guiding the future of the ...

Model D

MJ Galbraith

22 December 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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To counteract the deteriorating commercial hub of four Detroit neighborhoods, the community development organization Live6 is engaging with locals and investing in the area. By working with anchor institutions, includ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Gillian McGoldrick

17 December 2015

London, United Kingdom

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A London nonprofit adopts a filthy city street to find ways to discourage litter, succeeding by using humor, graphic design, and citizen engagement. Creativity proves effective in cleaning up the streets.

The Philadelphia Citizen

Robert Digiacomo

14 December 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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An inner city Detroit program places 90 percent of graduates in well-paying tech jobs by teaching them how to code. It may serve as a viable path for Philadelphia citizens, as well.

GOOD Magazine

Rafi Schwartz

9 December 2015

Tanzania

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A team of entrepreneurial zoologists have devised a way to help farmers in rural Africa protect their property from the persistent threat of wild elephants trampling their crops. Christened the Beehive Fence, it’s a r...

GOOD Magazine

Gila Lyons

8 December 2015

Cartagena, Colombia

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The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership develops enterprises that foster sustainable economic development, focusing especially on empowering farmers and women.

Al Jazeera

Ndoni Khanyile

4 December 2015

Sukhrali, Haryana, India

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The rapid development of emerging economies across Asia and Africa is lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty - but there is much debate as to how to best structure this growth. If these economies evolve...

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Niamh Ni Mhaoileoin

21 November 2015

Lima Metropolitan Area, Peru

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Lima has the worst air quality of any city in Latin America due to its mostly windless climate, growing economic developments and ongoing construction. A local engineering school, however, has set out to transform bil...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

20 November 2015

Zionsville, Indiana, United States

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Indiana officials didn't set out to close the wealth gap. But that's exactly what happened in Boone County, as the middle class moved in to both posh and poor neighborhoods amidst a changing tax regime.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Leopold Obi

19 November 2015

Msumarini, Kenya

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In the rural Kenyan village of Msumarini, women are empowered to become business leaders. Imani Women Group runs a thriving bakery using the simple resources available in the village.

Backchannel

Lauren Smiley

18 November 2015

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

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As the U.S. shifts away from coal, thousands lose their jobs and live on unemployment. BitSource, a tech startup in Kentucky, is teaching ex-miners how to code.

Citiscope

Gregory Scruggs

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16 November 2015

Cuenca, Ecuador

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International governments look to Latin America for inspiration in how to organize public spaces and policies. While many Latin American countires struggle with crime and violence prevention, they also are more willin...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Chris Serres

11 November 2015

Middlebury, Vermont, United States

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Today many disabled Vermont residents are thriving at jobs in the community – and the state is saving money.

Citiscope

Simone D'Antonio

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5 November 2015

Satriano, Italy

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The tiny town of Satriano faces imminent shuttering of schools, shops, and other services as the population ages and youth move away in search of more lucrative employment opportunities. But the mayor has a solution -...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

3 November 2015

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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In a Pittsburgh food desert, the addition of a new supermarket increased residents' level of satisfaction with their neighborhood. Researching people's relationship with food and their community could improve federal ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

2 November 2015

Staten Island, New York, United States

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Part 2 of a series on solutions to freeing victims of labor trafficking around the globe. With the help of organizations like Damayan Migrant Workers Association in New York, former victims who have been freed from la...

Hartford Business Journal

John Stearns

2 November 2015

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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To take advantage of empty buildings and vacant lots, the city of Hartford, Connecticut has begun taking the initiative of utilizing the spaces for urban farms and food-related businesses.

NationSwell

Chris Peak

2 November 2015

Urbana, Illinois, United States

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Passive houses can generate more energy than they consume but are expensive to build. Non-profits across the nation are getting low income families into these types of renewable homes with state subsidies and voluntee...

Detroit Free Press

Matt Helms

1 November 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Five years ago, Detroit created a program called Live Midtown to encourage business growth and homeownership in the area. The aim of bringing more people to live in the neighborhood has been exceedingly successful, an...

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