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The New York Times

Ellen Rosen

22 January 2020

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Public school districts are gradually transitioning to electric buses. Electric utilities, concerned about environmental impacts and overloading the grid, are helping to cover the high price tag.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

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10 January 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Since 2016, Chicago has seen a 37% decrease in homicides with a comprehensive, targeted approach toward violence. The city developed a multi-pronged approach, including a collaboration between foundations and funders,...

High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

9 January 2020

Spokane, Washington, United States

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Private bus companies are beginning to offer an alternative method of transportation in the American West. As younger travelers seek to reduce their carbon footprint, companies like Flixbus are stepping in where rail ...

Civil Eats

Stephanie Parker

7 January 2020

Wimbledon, North Dakota, United States

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Small, rural grocery stores around the country keep their doors open by using creative, cross-sector financing, recruiting local volunteers, and thinking outside the box as many residents move closer to urban areas. O...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Becky Jacobs

2 January 2020

Logan, Utah, United States

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Training rural residents to work from home eases the struggle with unemployment. Utah’s Rural Online Initiative program provides rural residents with an online work certificate and training in online tools such as vid...

Wired

Flavie Halais

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2 January 2020

Shanghai, China

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Data-driven transport can improve access and efficiency if properly implemented. In Shanghai, China, users benefit from customized bus routes designed by artificial intelligence software. Other countries, however, hav...

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Alexandra Christy

1 January 2020

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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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...

Richland Source

Katie Ellington

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23 December 2019

Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States

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In Northeast Ohio, a credential program will introduce high school students to careers in manufacturing as part of a partnership with regional companies intended to address a workforce shortage.

Pioneers Post

Mathilda Mallinson

20 December 2019

Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Although Indonesia is making efforts to improve disability rights, progress is slow. In the meantime, a group called Economic Empowerment for Entrepreneurs with Disability (EEED) was formed in partnership with the Bri...

Eye On Ohio

Bonnie Jean Feldkamp

19 December 2019

Newport, Kentucky, United States

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To promote the implementation of greenspaces while also decreasing the likelihood of runoff after heavy rain storms, community groups in Newport, Kentucky worked together to implement strategic depaving. This practice...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

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18 December 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Bringing labor organizing practices to the art world strengthens the fight for equitable pay. Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) provides certification to arts organizations that agree to minimum pay s...

The Guardian

John Surico

16 December 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Though they started at similar points, the London Underground has become one of the most successful models of public transportation, while the New York Metro has declared a state of crisis. The reason? The London Unde...

The Atlantic

Nick Bowlin

14 December 2019

Colorado, United States

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In former Colorado mining towns, solar energy programs in high schools are introducing students to new types of job opportunities and helping schools save money on energy costs.

CityLab

Laura Bliss

13 December 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Kansas City, Missouri is the first major U.S. city to offer free bus rides city-wide, hoping to expand access and boost the local economy. The city emulates free public transportation plans around the world, which hav...

NHK World—Japan

Saori Nakagawa

12 December 2019

Tokyo, Japan

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A handful of initiatives are underway in Japan to improve working conditions for members of the LGBTQ community. One, called Work With Pride, organizes an annual International Coming Out Day and educates workplaces on...

Pioneers Post

Hamna Iqbal

11 December 2019

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

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Bebo Haider, a transgender woman, was turned away from beauty salons in Pakistan so many times that she created her own salon open to people from all walks of life. The salon, called "Trawah," opened in January 2019 a...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

11 December 2019

Tenosique, Tabasco, Mexico

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3D-printed homes offer a solution to affordable housing in remote and underserved areas. New Story, nonprofit in San Francisco that specializes in 3D printed homes, recently expanded its work to Tabasco, Mexico. After...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Nate Carlisle

9 December 2019

Draper, Utah, United States

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At Utah State Prison, the New Visions Speech Club is teaching inmates public speaking. The club gives inmates the opportunity to practice communication and bolster their confidence – two skills that can help them in t...

CityLab

Gregory Scruggs

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4 December 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In an age of congestion and bumper-to-bumper traffic along the Pacific Northwest I-5 corridor, Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver, BC look to the success of high-speed trains in Europe for inspiration. The international...

BBC

Holly Honderich

3 December 2019

Kentucky, United States

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Since 1892, Berea College in Kentucky has not charged students for tuition. The school avoids adding the "shiny amenities" that other schools may use as selling points and requires that students work a job on campus a...

FastCompany

Julia Hotz

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2 December 2019

Berlin, Germany

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A nonprofit in Berlin tests the success of the Universal Basic Income structure, which is founded on the idea that a monthly stipend awarded to all individuals can create an invigorated labor force and allow people to...

Associated Press

Martha Irvine

25 November 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Community members and local organizations on the South side of Chicago collaborate to reclaim their neighborhoods from crime, violence, and poverty by engaging in community conflict resolution, policing and networks o...

Ensia

Jennifer Hattam

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22 November 2019

Mardin, Turkey

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The Turkish organization, Living Soil, Local Seed, is working with Turkish women and Syrian refugees to help rebuild and diversify the local agricultural system that was once thriving. Using local knowledge and survey...

CityLab

Andrew Small

22 November 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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Electric scooter companies across the United States brainstorm and pilot creative ideas to get their riders to focus more intently on scoot safety. One e-scooter company, Bird, has launched a pilot that asks riders to...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

21 November 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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An extensive investigation that, despite implementing an initiative called "Vision Zero" that aims to eliminate traffic and pedestrian fatalities, many cities still struggle to reduce the number of fatalities, year-ov...

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