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19 April 2020
Los Angeles, California, United States
Two of California’s major cities – Los Angeles and San Francisco – are learning from their history with the Spanish Influenza during the COVID-19 pandemic. The two cities had different approaches, with San Francisco s...
28 February 2020
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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In an attempt to spur the economy and reverse years of a declining population, Tulsa, Oklahoma is paying remote workers $10,000 to live in the city for a year. The carefully-selected 100 members of this project, known...
24 January 2020
Seattle, Washington, United States
In 2018, a per-employee tax levied on Amazon and other Seattle businesses making over $20 million a year was struck down by council members with unfavorable polling. In 2020, that same referendum is being brought back...
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
A public transportation system just for women has been developed in New Guinea in response to the extreme harassment that women face. Launched in 2014, the program called "Meri Seif (“Woman Safe”) now serves 170,000 f...
13 November 2019
Rwanda is taking a controversial approach to tackling poverty within its borders—literally moving people from rural areas into model villages. On one hand, it alleviates the first markers of poverty: having a roof ove...
8 November 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Broadcast TV News
Charlotte, North Carolina looks to other major cities - like Grand Rapids, Michigan - for examples of success in multi-home zoning changes. To address the lack of affordable housing in Charlotte, some city officials a...
23 September 2019
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
A federal deportation program called Secure Communities has been around off and on since 2008, and is a collaboration between local law enforcement agencies and federal immigration like Immigration and Customs Enforce...
9 September 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Economic mobility becomes far more attainable when children grow up in a "high-opportunity" area as opposed to a "low-opportunity" area: housing within the city with access to transportation and amenities, higher-perf...
9 July 2019
Teknaf, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
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The Shalbagan refugee camp in Bangladesh is one of 30 similar camps to elect leaders, except in this one women made up half of the elected officials. Over 40,000 Rohingya refugees live in the camp, and they come from ...
27 June 2019
Eugene, Oregon, United States
Homelessness is a serious issue in any state, but outlined in this article are 3 unique approaches in 3 different states that have proven successful. Albuquerque, New Mexico, Orlando, Florida, and Detroit, Michigan ha...
19 June 2019
Gaziantep, Gaziantep Province, Turkey
A small Turkish city named Gaziantep, only 60 miles from war-torn Aleppo, is a role model when it comes to taking in and integrating migrants fleeing violence in Syria. Gaziantep has already taken in 500,00 refugees (...
27 March 2019
Bogotá, Capital Region, Colombia
Ciclovía (Bicycle Way) is a well-known initiative from Bogota, Colombia that allows citizens to take over the public space once a week — roughly 75 miles of public streets. Citizens will bike, run, walk, dance, eat, p...
14 March 2019
Uganda has some of the most progressive refugee policies in the world, and as a result it is now home to the second largest refugee camp in the world. Bidibidi houses a quarter million people, many of whom come from t...
23 January 2019
Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
The number of public spaces across Asia are shrinking rapidly due to the increasing rate of urbanization that brings with it highways and department stores instead of traditional spacious areas. A combination of grass...
World Economic Forum
21 January 2019
Kamikatsu, Shikoku, Japan
Kamikatsu, a small Japanese village on an island, is on track to become a zero-waste village. The community is made up of only 1,700 residents and—through a combination of community conversations and sorting the waste...
19 October 2018
Huntington, West Virginia, United States
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Generation West Virginia, a nonprofit created “to support opportunities for young people to build up their own careers and the economy in the state overall,” has expanded its programming. Its newest initiative is a te...
25 September 2018
District of Columbia, Washington, United States
Over two million baby boomers own their own companies, and with retirement looming, the government stepped in with a solution. A portion of a 2018 federal bill included language that will push the Small Business Admin...
11 September 2018
Bida, Niger, Nigeria
The state of Niger has the most land mass in all of Nigeria, and as a result people are widespread and difficult to reach with important medical information. Polio in children is a serious issue in Niger, but a steady...
3 August 2018
Madison, Minnesota, United States
Minnesota officials are capitalizing on a population trend: despite negative population growth in rural areas among people in their twenties, people in their thirties and forties continue to move to rural places. Get ...
4 June 2018
Broadcast TV News
An app called Olio addresses the issue of food waste in London by recruiting 1,000 "food waste heroes" to gather excess food from restaurants and redistribute them amongst the neighborhood using the Olio platform. Any...
28 March 2018
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Bozeman, Montana looks to Fort Collins, Colorado for strategies on what to do -- and what not to do -- when tackling urban planning for rapid expansion. While Fort Collins planned for growth by creating tasks forces t...
9 February 2018
Singapore, among other cities around the world, serves as a model in the underground urban planning sphere as local governments combat over-densification. The city has begun expanding their underground network of publ...
12 January 2018
Oakland, California, United States
Social justice organizations use digital cartography to tell stories about and bring awareness to unfair gentrification and landlord loopholes. By making massive data sets available and easily digestible to the public...
10 January 2018
Choteau, Montana, United States
Officials in rural Montana towns are trying to find what the correct “formula” is for spurring population growth. The town of Choteau is working with the Montana Economic Developers Association to conduct research ass...
High Country News
24 October 2017
Luna County, New Mexico, United States
Historically there has been stigma and pushback to bilingual and immigrant programs, but some counties are starting to embrace diversity as key to economic development. Greater diversity spurs innovation, entrepreneur...
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