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Zoe Sullivan

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16 January 2019

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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The collection and analysis of data is a crucial first step in revealing and addressing areas of racial inequality in cities. Using the methodology of a 2015 New York City program designed to study metrics of inequali...

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Kimberly Hefling

16 January 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Georgia State University's predictive analytics system has helped students graduate by flagging at-risk students using a variety of factors, including college and high school grades, financial aid statuses, and more. ...

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Jennifer Guay

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9 January 2019

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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The government of Victoria, Australia partnered with businesses across the state to workshop ways cultural, gender, and other biases could be eliminated in workforce interview processes. By creating anonymous CVs, usi...

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Elda Cantú

2 January 2019

Peru

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Not all solutions have to be new in order to work, some just have to be modernized for today's needs. This was the lesson learned when villagers in Peru decided to restore centuries-old hydraulic systems to revitalize...

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Bill Kirkos

1 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Data-driven policing, higher rates of gun seizures, increased hiring and a focus on improving community trust have positively impacted Chicago police. For second year in a row, the city saw a drop in murder rates, sho...

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Molly McCluskey

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31 December 2018

Quebec City, Canada

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In Quebec, a subsidized affordable child care program has proven itself over two decades, contributing to a spike in the employment of mothers with young children. Research also shows that program is financially susta...

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Kevin Holmes

27 December 2018

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Kansas City Municipal Court deals with over 40,000 cases of domestic violence per year, but the implementation of a compliance docket aims to reduce how many of those offenders come back to court. By forming a relatio...

The Marshall Project

Abbie Vansickle

Manuel Villa

21 December 2018

California, United States

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After San Joaquin County adopted a slew of criminal justice reforms, crime dropped by 20 percent and hit a decades-old low. One of the things that was implemented were speciality courts saimed at decreasing arrest tim...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

10 December 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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PCL Construction is known in the construction industry for being innovative. Most recently, they have begun a push to integrate technology to modernize their company and the industry. By working with software engineer...

The Denver Post

Monte Whaley

8 December 2018

Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

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In Colorado an alleged kidnapping was thwarted thanks to an app that acted as a panic button on a teen's cell phone, alerting police to his exact location. It's one of several apps taking hold across the country, incl...

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Sandra Johansson

6 December 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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An initiative that aims to keep troubled former criminals from continuing down the same path is technically called group violence intervention, but most know it as the Boston miracle. Piloted in the 90s, this style of...

The Guardian

Leyland Cecco

4 December 2018

Canada

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After decades of forest devastation coupled with harsh winters, Canada was facing an uncertain future as climate change realities came into focus. To mitigate the damage, the country's government made the decisive mov...

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Michael de Yoanna

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4 December 2018

Greeley, Colorado, United States

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Combining the skills of medical emergency responders, crisis intervention specialists and social workers has had success in lowering the number of 911 calls for a fire department in Greeley, Colorado. Dubbed Squad 1, ...

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Susan de Witt

30 November 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

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Social impact bonds are providing a relatively new way of improving health and education outcomes in developing countries. While these have been used successfully in the developing world, South Africa is relatively ne...

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Jaime Velazquez

26 November 2018

Pontevedra, Spain

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Nearly two decades ago, Pontevedra, Spain, made a radical shift away from cars and focused on redesigning the center from the sight line of a child walking on the street. Combined with affordable residences in the urb...

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Hallie Steiner

21 November 2018

Iceland

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While many organizations and individuals are working on solutions to address climate change worldwide, a company in Iceland is focusing on removing carbon dioxide directly from the air. Although small in scale, this n...

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Julia Hotz

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19 November 2018

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

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Loneliness has become a valid public health problem. Too often, a lack of public spaces means people seeking connection have no place to gather. Luckily, a trend of creating public spaces has been able to prevent lone...

The Trace

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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14 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Scoop and Run is a police practice that has saved lives. During a “scoop and run” police take gunshot or stab wound victims to the emergency room instead of waiting for an ambulance. Philadelphia is the only city, amo...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

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14 November 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Coaches have unique relationships with their players and Milwaukee is using that to help young men create healthy, respectful relationships as part of a pilot project using the curriculum Coaching Boys Into Men. The t...

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Angie Schmitt

9 November 2018

New York, New York, United States

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In 2016 and 2017, New York City installed infrastructure designed to slow down drivers making left-hand turns in more than 200 locations and banned left turns at high-risk spots as a way to curb pedestrian crashes. Si...

Washington Post

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Steven Rich

9 November 2018

Sacramento, California, United States

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Sacramento is implementing a program developed in 2011 in Richmond, Calif., that showed success curtailing gun violence among young men caught up in gangs or potential shootings. They get numerous social services and ...

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Sam Judah

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6 November 2018

Kenya

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Countries across the world are aiming to reduce their plastic waste. African countries, however, are leading the way with a variety of techniques. Kenya in particular has taken one of the most drastic approaches by ha...

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Jemilah Magnusson

6 November 2018

China

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China is a major contributor to the rising levels of CO2 emissions, but they are also one of the most active players in mediating their impact. Their new energy buses have not only drastically reduced gas consumption ...

Vox

Sarah Kliff

5 November 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Seattle tripled the number of people who contributed to local political campaigns by giving each resident $100 in “democracy vouchers” to contribute to the candidate of their choice. The concept was to counter the eff...

Vox

Sarah Kliff

2 November 2018

Greenville, United States

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In South Carolina, doctors are scaling programs based off of CenteringPregnancy, an initiative that uses group doctor appoints to better infant health and decrease infant mortality. Research shows that providing prena...

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