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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...

Mongabay

Mou Chakraborty

17 December 2019

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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For decades, Sumita Banerjee has mobilized her community to save the Rabindra Sarovar lake. The lake preserves floral species, generates oxygen, and offers green space for locals to enjoy, but it’s threatened by gover...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

3 December 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Real estate cooperatives can raise capital from their members, ensuring re-investment in the communities served. In Oakland, California, the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative (EB PREC) finances real estate ac...

The Progressive

Laurie Mazur

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1 December 2019

Orange, New Jersey, United States

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Around the United States, small-town institutions are shuttering and communal ties are weakening, all less than positive signs for the fate of democracy. But in Orange, New Jersey, Mindy Fullilove and other congregant...

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...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Grace Dickinson

24 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Rutabaga Toy Library in Philadelphia - which was born out of a borrowed idea from Austin, Texas - helps parents afford to checkout donated toys for their kids by offering low-price memberships to families in the s...

The New York Times

Keren Landman

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21 November 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Improving outcomes in addressing HIV requires reducing stigma. In Atlanta, Georgia, faith-based communities are embracing HIV prevention campaigns and courses. Bible Way Ministries provides HIV testing at community ev...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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20 November 2019

Peoria, Illinois, United States

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Green infrastructure provides a return on investment and improves the quality of life in a community. In Peoria, Illinois, the city’s Public Works Department has piloted several green infrastructure initiatives with t...

The New York Times

Amy Zipkin

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18 November 2019

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

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To enhance air travel, the F.A.A. rolled out a system that enables airplanes to fly closer together using GPS, rather than the traditional radar locators. But residents near these new flight paths have risen up to con...

Apolitical

Megan Clement

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15 November 2019

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

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The Brazilian city of Recife is tackling violence prevention by focusing on early-childhood education through a program called Urban95. In addition to painting the streets and buildings bright colors, Urban95 offers a...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

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12 November 2019

Penthakatha, Odisha, India

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After an unexpected summer cyclone in the Indian state of Odisha, hundreds of women from slums across the region formed a community fund for disaster preparedness. The women all try to contribute 10 rupees per month t...

Yes! Magazine

Chris Winters

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12 November 2019

South Lebanon, Ohio, United States

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Personal connections contribute to more productive discourse, reducing polarization and divisiveness. Outreach projects such as those led by the Better Angels nonprofit and KUOW-FM in Seattle encourage conversations b...

CityLab

Andrew Small

11 November 2019

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

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As the District lagged on its Vision Zero goals, bike and pedestrian advocates in Washington turned traffic fatalities into a rallying cry, and got results.  

Yes! Magazine

Biba Adams

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4 November 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Whereas urban farms provide supplemental nutrition, agricultural neighborhoods make farming one of their central features. In Detroit, Michigan, the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) has grown from a local comm...

Richland Source

Noah Jones

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1 November 2019

Hilliard, Ohio, United States

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Involving a community can bring value to public art. Following protracted discussions, the Hilliard Public Arts Commission succeeded in drawing up guidelines with the approval of the city as well as securing a small p...

Richland Source

Noah Jones

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30 October 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Cities enhanced by public art improve the quality of life for their residents. Across the midwest—from Bucyrus, Ohio, to Chicago, Illinois—cities are investing in public art and murals as a way to revitalize their com...

Richland Source

Larry Phillips

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29 October 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Public art adds value to communities that have experienced decline in recent decades. In towns like Mansfield and Marietta, Ohio, public art plays a positive role. Murals created by groups like Mansfield Murals Inc., ...

CityLab

David Dudley

29 October 2019

Vienna, Austria

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Despite a rapidly growing population size, Vienna, Austria has remained high on "quality-of-life" rankings, thanks to the city's prioritization of green space, car-free areas, and expansion of affordable housing proje...

CityLab

Michael Friedrich

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23 October 2019

Stockton, California, United States

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The city of Stockton police department has embarked on a number of initiatives in the hopes of building trust between them and the communities they work for. With initial funding from the Department of Justice, the de...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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23 October 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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An b-corporation in Kensington, a Northern Philadelphia neighborhood, addresses gentrification and population growth in their area by bringing together entrepreneurs with community members to encourage local business ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jason Wilson

17 October 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Bees and other pollinator populations have been rapidly declining, threatening food production nationwide, but urban beekeeping is helping to fight against this trajectory. In Philadelphia, rooftop beekeeping has beco...

The Real News Network

Jaisal Noor

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17 October 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The Baltimore Ceasefire movement -- which asks community members to put away their guns for specific weekends -- began in 2017 when its organizers had enough of the gun violence in their city. Now, the ceasefire weeke...

Shareable

Tom Llewellyn

16 October 2019

Kensington, Greater London, United Kingdom

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After a devastating fire in London that took the lives of more than 70 people, the community it impacted post joined together to work through their trauma and raise awareness about economic injustice. From community g...

Mosaic Science

Fleur MacDonald

15 October 2019

Glasgow, Scotland

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Glasgow continues to learn from its systemic failure in urban planning during and after the industrial revolution by redesigning its living spaces to be separated from industrial areas, and by including nature and gre...

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

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15 October 2019

Bellingham, Washington, United States

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For people addicted to opioids, the battle isn't always just quitting the drug use but also navigating the other areas in their life that led to the drug use in the first place. To address this, a community in Washing...

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