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Politico

Mark Peterson

22 October 2015

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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Cars heavily influence building planning in the U.S. due to a historical preference for suburbs, but a town in Illinois improved its economy by thinking like a city. They created transit-oriented development which pri...

Civil Eats

Sarah Henry

9 September 2015

Oakland, California, United States

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After incarceration, Black men and women have a difficult time re-integrating into society without financial and educational resources. A former Black Panther activist has created the non-profit Oakland &the World Ent...

Bright Magazine

Matt Candler

27 June 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The United States spends more than any other large, industrialized nation on education. The education system is slowly being reformed through tester groups in charter schools, but it takes a lot of time and money to d...

KUNR

David Stipech

29 May 2015

Reno, Nevada, United States

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The University of Nevada at Reno’s DeLaMare Library houses a ‘maker space’ which houses creative tools ranging from whiteboards to laser cutters to microprocessors. It is the library’s hope that this space allows stud...

The Guardian

Patrick Mayoyo

18 May 2015

Kibera, Nairobi Area, Kenya

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A Kenyan government initiative is helping a growing community of residents to tackle food insecurity in one of the largest slum areas in Africa, championing an unusual form of urban farming: sack gardens.

PBS NewsHour

Hari Sreenivasan

Judy Woodruff

10 April 2015

Lagos, Nigeria

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With human injustices affecting people on the streets around the world, camera phones have become important tools to document crimes. However, the video may not adequately capture the crime to be persuasive in court. ...

The Seattle Times

Susan Kelleher

4 March 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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People need a place to sleep and eat, they need privacy, but they also need community. Seattle had a recent boom in micro-housing which offers a community living model where individuals have a personal tiny room and b...

The Huffington Post

Sara Panagiotopolou

4 March 2015

Greece

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The Future Library Network has revitalized Greece’s community library system through collaboration, sharing of resources, and investment in technology for patrons to use such as recording studios, maker spaces, and ro...

South China Morning Post

Enid Tsui

10 February 2015

Yangon, Myanmar

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After decades of government repression and censorship, Myanmar’s civilian government has allowed for freer creative expression. The Hong Kong based Asia Art Archive is helping to develop the infrastructure of an arts ...

CivicStory

Sonia Schnee

22 December 2014

Paterson, New Jersey, United States

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Paterson, NJ used to be a home to manufacturing industries, many of which no longer exist in New Jersey. Fortunately, old factories are being repurposed in new ways. The oldest textile factory is now thriving as The A...

Shareable

Nathan Schneider

21 December 2014

United States

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Entrepreneurs have tried to avoid putting their projects in the hands of venture capitalists fearing loss of control of the project direction and vision. The sharing community combats that by allowing entrepreneurs to...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

6 October 2014

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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A public library in Columbus, Ohio stays ahead of the curve by investing in new technology as well as expanding outreach efforts to people of all backgrounds and socioeconomic class. The library offers rigorous, hand...

Next City

Gregory Scruggs

11 July 2014

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Despite pushback from the hospitality sector, Brazil's Rio de Janeiro worked around their short-term housing limitations for the 2014 World Cup by taking advantage of Airbnb and other short-term, local rental options....

Harper's Magazine

Lisa M. Hamilton

17 April 2014

Altiplano, Bolivia

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The solution is quinoa, the problem is a bit more complicated. As the human population increases alongside environmental challenges like water scarcity and climate change, quinoa shines as the answer to what can withs...

The New York Times

Claire Martin

26 October 2013

United States

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Urbanites who want farm fresh eggs may not know what they're getting themselves into with a live chicken purchase—and wind up offloading their animals. A Pennsylvania couple began a sharing company called Rent the Chi...

WNYC

Manoush Zomorodi

16 October 2013

Bronx, New York, United States

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The 2008 recession’s job losses spurred a development of a Do-It-Yourself economy. With the advent of Uber, Etsy, Airbnb, and others, the marketplace has become full of micro-entrepreneurs who thrive with independent ...

FastCompany

Ariel Schwartz

4 December 2012

San Francisco, California, United States

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Yerdle is a website that allows companies to resell their used and returned items in a way that is helpful for customers and the environment. The three co-founders have experience at ZipCar, Walmart, and the Sierra Cl...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

21 March 2012

New Delhi, India

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Low-cost filtration plants are finding their place in some of the most underserved areas of India. Making a cultural shift from drinking well water to filtered water isn't well-received by all villages in the country,...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

20 September 2011

Vancouver, Washington, United States

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Two columns on Time Banks, where people swap services – teach calligraphy to one neighbor, and get computer repair from another neighbor. Time Banks create community and make people healthier – which is why hospitals ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

26 July 2011

India

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One-pill-a-day generic AIDS drugs for poor countries are hard to make because each ingredient is patented by a different pharmaceutical company. The Patent Pool provides a way for companies to donate their intellectua...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

11 April 2011

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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For triple-bottom-line businesses, there are no guarantees that responsible practices will continue after a sale of the company. 'B corp', a new form of corporation in the United States, is one that aims to maximize n...

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