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Gregory Scruggs

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24 January 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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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...

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Max Blau

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13 December 2019

Georgia, United States

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Without federal oversight, prisons are left to their own devices to determine what sort of health care they want to provide. That, combined with limited funding and resources, often leads to low-cost privatized health...

Atlanta Magazine

Max Blau

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12 December 2019

Georgia, United States

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As prison populations have increased dramatically since the 1980s, prisons have outsourced inmate health care to private companies, like CorrectHealth, to save money. While it is the most incentivizing when it comes t...

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Giana Magnoli

29 November 2019

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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California’s Santa Barbara Public Defender’s office is working with the company, Upstart, to use a texting notification system to remind people about their court dates. Upstart costs $20K to set up and then $2 per cli...

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Chris Ehrmann

6 November 2019

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Hartford, Connecticut, in partnership with Lyft and the criminal justice reform group, #cut50, is providing transportation credits to formerly incarcerated individuals. The effort aims to help individuals reentering t...

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Laurie Mazur

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21 October 2019

Norfolk, Virginia, United States

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Unprecedented challenges are frequently popping up with the onset of climate change, so governments too have to adjust their processes and strategies. Some new procurement tools used by several different cities includ...

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Christopher Weber

20 August 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A bridge is being designed to cross over U.S. 101 so that wildlife in the region will have a safe way to travel. When development, especially freeways, happens, ecosystems are cut off, leaving animals like wildcats, d...

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Amelia Axelsen

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16 August 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Turning climate solutions into opportunities for investment can help mobilize capital to address climate change. The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (The Lab), part of the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) bas...

U.S. News & World Report

Katelyn Newman

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17 July 2019

Alabama, United States

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Close collaboration between stakeholders in a community allows rural health centers to remain in operation. With the failure of many rural hospitals across the United States, medical providers, nonprofit organizations...

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Jim Williams

10 June 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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After incidences of crime, Chicago’s business liaison officers help business owners communicate what they need in terms of protection and prevention back to the district’s police department. Infrastructure, like secur...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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5 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The city of Philadelphia has been experimenting and iterating on the development of a Juvenile Justice Hub – a program that would transform interactions between the city’s youth and the police. The Hub is in the testi...

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Michael Puffer

3 June 2019

Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

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After years of developmental stagnancy, the city of Waterbury, Connecticut puts into action a way for developers to renew buildings without having to take financial responsibility for previous owners' environmental wa...

Bangor Daily News

Lauren Abbate

24 May 2019

Warren, Maine, United States

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After sitting abandoned for 20 years, 27-thousand tons of plastic carpet are in the beginning processes of being removed. The pile, located in an old rifle range in Warren, Maine, is being transported to a local cemen...

BBC

Molly Kendrick

17 April 2019

United States

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Across the globe, governments are spending money on research that could allow artificial intelligence, or AI, to expedite and improve the screening and security processes at passport control. As international travel c...

University of Oregon Catalyst Solutions Reporting

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Isabella Garcia

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20 March 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Lane County, Oregon is one of many of the state’s counties working to create a survivor-focused network of responses to sex trafficking. The Lane County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Multidisciplinary Tea...

The New York Times

Patrick Adams

20 February 2019

Gorongosa, Sofala Province, Mozambique

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The Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique has repopulated its large mammals by over 700 percent through collaborations between wildlife authorities and nonprofits. With millions of dollars in philanthropic assistance,...

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Jacques Leslie

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19 February 2019

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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As climate change alters environments across the United States, it has becoming increasingly important to manage watersheds as a preventative measure to wildfires. Amid responses across the country, one private-public...

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J. Brian Charles

21 December 2018

St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

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An initiative in St. Petersburg has reduced the number of vacant houses while increasing access to affordable housing. The city takes ownership of vacant lots and abandoned homes, then sells the properties to affordab...

The Christian Science Monitor

Lauren Littell

29 October 2018

Gary, Indiana, United States

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The Grand Calumet River in Indiana was once infamous for its levels of pollution and contamination. Although it didn't happen overnight, collaboration efforts between public and private players was key to restoring th...

CityLab

Linda Poon

28 September 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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A program in San Francisco to help small-businesses win government contracts is scaling to cities across the United States and Canada as more entrepreneurs look for ways to partner with government instead of just disr...

The Atlantic

Alana Semuels

2 August 2018

Stockton, California, United States

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Stockton is courting philanthropists by billing itself as a budding hub of innovation for fighting poverty. The city is mitigating the risks of tapping private foundations to fund city services by identifying target p...

ProPublica

Annie Waldman

30 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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To combat racial disparities in maternal health care, New York is funding a partnership program between the city and communities to improve maternal healthcare for women of color. Both public and private hospitals wil...

The New York Times

Natalie Angier

23 July 2018

Mozambique

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A great experiment is taking place at Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique after the area was brutally devastated by civil war. On the back of a new public-private venture, scientist have been able to learn how both ...

BBC

Luis Fajardo

18 July 2018

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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To attract foreign investment, Honduras is creating privatized cities with Western-style laws and foreign judges. The development initiative is bringing in money and creating jobs, but the enclaves are tailored to ple...

The Guardian

Helen Pidd

4 July 2018

Salford, United Kingdom

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A multi-millionaire has poured money into his home suburb of Irlam, buying up empty stores, funding public art projects, and supporting the town center, sports center, health clinic, and train station. Employment is u...

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