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Bloomberg CityLab

Teresa Mathew

1 December 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Bail reform is a difficult process largely out of the hands of municipalities. Charitable bail funds allow individuals who can't afford bail to be free until their trial, in the hopes of changing the bail system from ...

Chicago Tribune

Ese Olumhense

27 November 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, the disparity in mortality rates between white and black women who contracted breast cancer was once disturbingly high, one of the worst in the nation . But ten years of fostering partnerships between the ...

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Odette Chalaby

20 November 2017

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Knowledge about sex, drugs and violence is alarmingly low in Argentina and surrounding areas, which has caused the government and other organizations to step in. Hablemos de Todo is an interactive online resource that...

The New York Times

Elizabeth Olson

17 November 2017

Portland, Oregon, United States

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More than half of Americans struggle - especially in recent years with considerable economic and political changes to systems like Social Security - to save for retirement, and it costs states millions in public assis...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

7 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia is one of the poorest cities. Its poverty is a huge concern and feeds into many of the negative aspects of the city. The city is now looking to Smart Cities technology such as smart streetlights, to provi...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

2 November 2017

Karachi, Pakistan

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In Karachi, Pakistan’s Jinnah hospital, a private-public partnership between the government and the business sector have brought in over $35 million in donations. Those donations have led to new equipment, buildings, ...

BBC

Harriet Noble

31 October 2017

Bremen, Germany

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In cities all around the world, locals as well as tourists struggle to find adequate public restrooms. In Bremen, Germany, a creative partnership is solving the public restroom problem. “The Nice Toilet” initiative al...

Portland Tribune

Lyndsey Hewitt

24 October 2017

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Homelessness and lack of affordable housing is a problem in Portland, as it is in many other places around the country. The Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good in Portland is trying to tackle these issues by looking...

Vox

Dylan Matthews

18 October 2017

Stockton, California, United States

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The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration is a new project that hopes to help counteract the loss of jobs and income due to automation and technology. The project will give a random sample of residents money eac...

News Deeply

Todd Woody

11 October 2017

St. Julian's, Malta

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The world's oceans are in serious trouble, facing threats of irreversible ecosystem damage from climate change and reckless human activity; and the scope of the problem is far too vast and complex for any single natio...

Bloomberg CityLab

Bruce Katz

24 September 2017

Pittsburgh, United States

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In the future innovation and technology are only going to become more important to a city's status. Pittsburgh is making great strides by cultivating research, technology, and workers.

Bloomberg

Noah Smith

19 September 2017

United States

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The USA is currently at odds over its healthcare system. Perhaps, a solution can be found by looking to Japan's system which is a public-private hybrid where most is covered by the government and a smaller percentage ...

CalMatters

Matt Levin

13 September 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The California Legislature, inspired by a decades-old Massachusetts affordable housing bill, recently passed SB 35. However, a few differences distinguish the two bills. In Massachusetts, the 40B bill fast-tracks deve...

Bloomberg CityLab

Rikha Sharma Rani

31 August 2017

Auckland, New Zealand

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The privatized prison system is largely skewed against inmates, as most are funded based on the number of individuals incarcerated, creating a disincentive to invest in the rehabilitation and comprehensive treatment o...

News Deeply

Erica Cirino

26 July 2017

Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, United States

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"Ghost gear" describes the nets, lines, and other debris lost off the back of commercial fishing boats in staggering amounts each year, and it spells death for hundreds of thousands of marine animals and birds who get...

The Guardian

Fiona Harvey

20 July 2017

Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Climate change is a mounting threat to coral reefs, which serve not just as critical habitats for ocean life and a draw for the tourism industry, but also as a buffer to the increasing storms caused by changing weathe...

Mediamax Network

Rebecca Mutiso

19 July 2017

Kenya

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In remote areas of Kenya, health care is hard to access and medical professionals and technology have been hard to come by. A new partnership between the government, Phillips, and the United Nations Population Fund (...

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Neil Parmar

19 July 2017

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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Canada has one of the highest rates of drunk driving incidents, and law enforcement has struggled to combat the issue, which causes more hospitalizations each year than heart attacks. Project Drive Thru is a creative ...

Grist

Elizabeth McGowan

11 July 2017

Tonawanda, New York, United States

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When the coal-powered Huntley Generating Station began to shut down, the livelihood of the local community in Tonawanda was greatly threatened; numerous jobs were at stake and looming impacts on the town's largest tax...

The New York Times

Claire Martin

10 July 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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As professor of medicine and gun-violence researcher Dr. Garen Wintemute notes, gun buyback programs have "struggled against the perception" of ineffectiveness: attracting only older and non-violent gun owners, for in...

The Boston Globe

Matt Rocheleau

9 July 2017

Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States

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Historically, the numerous nonprofits, charities, and public agencies seeking to address issues such as homelessness, addiction, and hunger have been stuck operating in their own silos, creating more of a reactive rat...

Anthropocene Magazine

Robinson Meyer

1 July 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The burning of coal for fuel is one of the world's largest contributors to CO2 emissions, and continues to worsen the detrimental effects of planetary warming. But while many feel hopeless in light of an administratio...

Japan for Sustainability

Yuka Kume

30 June 2017

Date, Fukushima, Japan

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Japan is a rapidly aging country. To help combat present and future ramifications it has implemented "Smart Wellness City Comprehensive Special Zones to Achieve Health and Longevity" to encourage and reward healthy li...

National Geographic

Tik Root

29 June 2017

South Dakota, United States

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ParkRx, as one of many new programs spanning several states, allow doctors to give out Park Prescriptions to their patients in order to encourage them to go to parks and get physical activity. These programs are a way...

Gunnison Country Times

Chris Rourke

15 June 2017

Breckenridge, Colorado, United States

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As second-home owners increase property values and decrease the supply of residences in Gunnison County, its year-round community faces a dwindling affordable housing stock. Nearby, a popular tourist town of Breckenri...

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