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12 November 2015
New Jersey, United States
Far too many Americans are homeless, and with congress dragging their feet in implementing funds, it is up to individual places to set up programs to help provide housing. Counties in New Jersey have enacted legislati...
4 November 2015
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Boston aims to end chronic homelessness by 2018 by paying special attention to veterans. The city is working with private agencies to find housing units and offer homeless veterans a case worker to ensure that they fi...
7 October 2015
Utah, United States
In Utah, Goldman Sachs funded the education of preschoolers and was reimbursed by the state once it was shown that the kids would not need special education. Social impact investments, like this one in Utah, can help ...
3 October 2015
Denver, Colorado, United States
Artists need cheap living costs, but their presence improves a community and the property values. The State of Colorado and private developers are creating affordable housing and work spaces for artists in neighborhoo...
21 July 2015
Under 800 Words
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), a charity dedicated to improving health and wellbeing in society, has outlined plans for different occupations – including cleaners, hairdressers, postal workers, and restau...
18 July 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
After a rampant problem of violence among youths, Minneapolis enacted a violence-prevention plan which focused on collective action and stemming the causes at their source, resulting in nonfatal shootings involving yo...
29 June 2015
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Over 3000 Words
In Sarasota, Florida, residents invested in change contend that for the poor to move beyond survival mode and break a multi-generational cycle, they need a wraparound strategy, rather than one-off or isolated services...
24 April 2015
Sacramento, California, United States
The government wants more farmers turning waste methane into biogas to help combat the negative effects of global climate change. California is leading the initiative, largely through a cap-and-trade program.
18 April 2015
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
After decades of economic and social despair that once saw it named the poorest big city in America, Cleveland has become a model of revitalization, thanks to a unique “anchor strategy” that harnesses the immense weal...
27 March 2015
Norwalk, Ohio, United States
Rampant misconduct by judicial systems across the country brought to light a crippling practice of debtors' prisons—where disadvantaged individuals unable to pay fines and fees were continually and wrongfully imprison...
25 March 2015
Though once the rivers were afoul with pollution and the carcasses of poisoned fish and the water from taps was too hazardous to drink, Denmark now boasts some of the world's cleanest drinking water and some of it's m...
21 March 2015
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Tulsa Public Schools drew on expertise across many sectors and extensive neighborhood input to address the issue of thousands of empty seats in local schools. Through a community-focused process, they were able to min...
25 February 2015
The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
There are increasing costs to business when they fail to respect basic human rights. Many are therefore taking steps to avoid abuses – and are taking a proactive rather than reactive approach.
23 February 2015
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Under 800 Words
The densely populated Canadian city is tenth most at risk of flooding in the world as climate change raises sea levels. The government has instated a number of successful flood adaptation projects, with an ambition to...
20 January 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
New Orleans implemented an extraordinary 10-year plan that engaged unprecedented cross-sector collaboration between government, non-profit, and private entities to provide housing and housing services to the city's ho...
4 January 2015
Under 800 Words
Istanbul is often congested with traffic, especially as the population grows and more people buy cars but the lack of bicycle infrastructure has prevented biking from being an alternative transportation. This is chang...
17 November 2014
Kilmore, Victoria, Australia
In Australia, the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council was formed after a severe drought to bring together federal, state and regional governments and bridge parochial concerns. It was meant to manage the basin as...
The New York Times
Donald G. McNeil Jr.
10 November 2014
When a case of the Ebola disease struck a little girl in Africa, health officials in Mali collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization to contain the illness and q...
17 September 2014
Wyoming, United States
During gas drilling boom in Wyoming, worker deaths were extremely high . In response occupational epidemiologists were hired to help improve worker safety.
12 March 2014
Bucking the worldwide trend, Nepal continues its successful fight against poaching, thanks to a multilayered system of information gathering, enforcement, and swift justice.
22 February 2014
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Civic leaders in the U.S. struggle to effectively help their distressed neighborhoods. East Lake, Atlanta, created a replicable model that mixes residents of differing socio-economic status, and focuses on education a...
30 January 2014
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The commercially-based Wind for Prosperity initiative may have devised a solution to meet growing demands for electricity in developing economies, where fossil fuels are expensive, difficult to access, and take a toll...
15 January 2014
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Under 800 Words
India has been able to eradicate polio through large-scale logistics, highly organized vaccine teams, proper funding, and accountability of health officials and front-line workers.
24 July 2013
Dhaka, Bengal, Bangladesh
In a country of limited resources — and perhaps for that very reason — preparing for natural disasters is top of the agenda in Bangladesh. Various grassroots, collaborative programs have been put in place over the yea...
12 June 2013
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Throughout India, wastepickers – people who scour landfills for garbage they can sell to recyclers – live at the bottom of society. But the city of Pune did something radical: with the help of a collective, they did a...
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