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Los Angeles Times

Doug Smith

18 January 2021

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A housing complex in Los Angeles was approved and constructed with unprecedented speed and at a much lower cost than traditional homeless housing projects. Using up-cycled shipping containers, the project will include...

CityLab

Brentin Mock

15 January 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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A program in Oakland, California, is helping Black women-owned companies survive the economic downturn since the onset of the pandemic. Known as Runway, the financial innovation firm provides $1,000 a month without an...

Wired

Sidney Fussell

14 January 2021

Flint, Michigan, United States

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BlueConduit, an analytics startup, applies statistical models to identify neighborhoods and households that might have lead pipes. The models include dozens of factors, such as the age of the home and proximity of oth...

Quartz

Annabelle Timsit

11 January 2021

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Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain have each "vaccinated a higher proportion of their populations than the rest of the world" due to strategies that included early approval of the vaccine, centralized and d...

Civil Eats

Bailey Berg

11 January 2021

California, United States

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A new app is helping communities facing food insecurity in California. Forage Grocery finds the best bargains for SNAP recipients in their local grocery stores. Users upload their grocery list, select the stores they ...

WCBS-TV

Tim McNicholas

8 January 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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San Diego’s 311 program features a before-and-after-photo function which shows allows residents to hold their local 311 government service accountable. The date-stamped photographic proof allows users to see that thei...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

6 January 2021

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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When city planners rushed early in the pandemic to close streets to automobile traffic in order to give residents a safe space to roam outdoors, they ended up learning lessons entirely apart from their original goals ...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

5 January 2021

Stockholm, Sweden

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The Street Moves initiative in Sweden is pushing local communities to become the designers of their own streets’ layouts and look at urban planning through the lens of the “one-minute city.” Through a public-private p...

Bloomberg

Sarah Holder

4 January 2021

United States

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Universal Basic Income is gaining popularity across the United States where 11 cities in 2021 are either extending or piloting new programs that provide cash payments without any conditions on how to spend the money. ...

Euro

Jan Novotny

9 December 2020

Jihlava, Czech Republic

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After a Housing First program in Brno, the Czech Republic's second-largest city, stabilized families' housing and health status, the city of Jihlava used local and European Union money, plus a charity's services, for ...

The Huffington Post

Laura Paddison

1 December 2020

Kenya

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The results of a universal basic income (UBI) program in Kenya show the positive ripple effect of giving everyone money on a consistent basis over the course of several years. Recipients have been able to lift themsel...

Scalawag

Courtney Napier

30 November 2020

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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Mutual aid programs run by Black women have filled critical gaps in public assistance during the pandemic by feeding hundreds or thousands of people in multiple Southern cities. From Durham's Mustard Seed Project to S...

The Huffington Post

Carly Stern

12 November 2020

Norway

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To reduce income inequality, progressive U.S. senators look to Norway for ways to raise revenue by taxing those with the greatest capacity to pay. A wealth tax of 0.85% kicks in when individuals amass roughly $165,000...

ProPublica

Tony Briscoe

Haru Coryne

Mick Dumke

11 November 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A series of government programs designed to rebuild a neighborhood badly damaged by the 1968 Chicago uprising not only failed to achieve their goal, but actually made it worse. Hundreds of businesses in the Madison St...

Struggles from Below Magazine

Andrew Wear

9 November 2020

Iceland

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Icelandic parents each get three months leave, paid at 80% of their salary, to be used within 18 months of a child’s birth. Parents also get an additional three months leave that they can split up as they choose. The ...

Richmond Confidential

Cameron Nielsen

5 November 2020

Richmond, California, United States

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Urban Tilth, an urban farm in California, is providing food directly to communities in need and upending the traditional food supply chain so they can help people access healthy and sustainably-grown food. They have b...

Vox

Roge Karma

4 November 2020

Los Angeles County, California, United States

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By framing their police-reform proposal as an investment in community services rather than a bid to take money away from policing, the Re-Imagine L.A. County coalition of racial and criminal justice advocacy groups wo...

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Agnel Philip

Rob Perez

24 October 2020

Hawaii, United States

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A 100-year-old program provides virtually free land for Native Hawaiians to build their own home or buy one from a developer. Despite a $1/year land lease and low taxes, the program has failed to promptly provide affo...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Keshia Naurana Badalge

22 October 2020

Singapore

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Singapore's Ethnic Integration Policy (EIP) has prevented ethnic enclaves in the city-state through the use of quotas. The four recognized ethnicities cannot surpass the set quotas in public residential buildings, whi...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

Bradly J. Boner

21 October 2020

Rogers Pass, British Columbia, Canada

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Terrain closures, avalanche education, and parking management are some of the topics that Canada’s ski permit system tackles. This government-regulated permit system has resulted in zero skier-triggered slides on Roge...

Vox

Sigal Samuel

20 October 2020

United States

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Countries spanning several continents have experimented with basic income in often successful attempts to curb poverty, transition into the era of automation, reduce crime, and boost health and happiness outcomes. The...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

19 October 2020

United States

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Citizens' assemblies, where a randomly selected representative sample of people work together to make decisions and find policy solutions to social issues, is an effective approach to decision-making that bridges pola...

The Baltimore Sun

Taylor DeVille

16 October 2020

Annapolis, Maryland, United States

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More than 1,930 Maryland poll workers were trained to protect ballot integrity from security threats based on research about where those threats may come from. The program, one of the few in the country focused on ele...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

Bradly J. Boner

14 October 2020

Rogers Pass, British Columbia, Canada

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Snowsheds are just one tool in Canada’s arsenal to combat the impacts avalanches can have on their complex road systems. Snowsheds are aboveground tunnels where snow can travel over it and into the river, thereby redu...

Wall Street Journal

Crystal Tai

9 October 2020

Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

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13 million South Koreans were given money to spend in their local markets in order to stimulate the economy after the economic slowdown. The money is distributed through a debit card and significantly boosted sales fo...

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