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Gemma Newby

Sahar Zand

9 May 2017

Guayubín, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic

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Jason Friesen, an American paramedic who had served in Haiti after the earthquake, realized that many poor communities in the Caribbean were lacking the equivalent of the United States’ 911 emergency medical services,...

KPIX

Julie Watts

23 April 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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Prompted by parents concerned about chemicals in car seats a Massachusetts company created an infant seat that is naturally flame-resistant. It's something that most manufacturers have said they cannot do and still co...

The Atlantic

Isabel Henderson

1 March 2017

La Paz, Bolivia

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In La Paz, local government is using people dressed in zebra costumes to direct traffic and change the behavior of people who break the rules. La Paz borrowed the idea from Antanas Mockus, the former mayor of Bogota, ...

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Maureen Wurtz

2 February 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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After chasing street light wire thieves who have left Tulsa streets in the dark, city officials look to Salt Lake City, who solved their city's stealing problems by investing in their infrastructure. SLC officials rep...

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Priyanka Borpujari

20 January 2017

Mumbai, India

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There is a misconception that making cities safer for women requires more security cameras. Now, the method of improving public transport systems and lighting up public streets is being implemented and its allowing w...

Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke

20 October 2016

Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, more than half of young children rely on extended family members and neighbors for child care. In an effort to recognize this invisible labor force, which often includes undocumented immigrants, Providers...

WHYY

Jon Geeting

25 July 2016

United States

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Substitutes for city parking requirements are becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States. Rather than using off-street parking, many housing developers now provide residents with alternatives that prom...

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Jim Saksa

24 June 2016

Pennsylvania, United States

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In Pennsylvania, many cities face challenges in implementing Complete Street policies to improve street and transportation safety in urban cores. The cities and organizations that have done this successfully offer ide...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Should police be law enforcers or social responders? Some leaders say "guardian" duty is at least important as purely law enforcement tasks, sometimes known as "warrior" work. That idea is rooted in centuries-old prin...

Jackson Free Press

Tim Summers, Jr.

25 May 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Jackson PD's Community Improvement division has been charged with destroying dangerous, dilapidated houses in low income neighborhoods, even though many are state-owned. In a resources-strapped city, where blight cont...

Delmarva Now

Jennifer Brannock Cox

2 May 2016

Salisbury, Maryland, United States

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The company AT&T has created a virtual reality simulator that gives users the chance to experience the dangerous, and often deadly, consequences of texting while driving. The new technology is currently being tested b...

The New York Times Magazine

Dan Kois

19 April 2016

Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland

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Despite being an island of seamen, Iceland used to experience high numbers of drownings every year, fostering a keen interest in swimming education. The government stepped up and tapped into the underground hot water ...

Undark

Benjamin Goldfarb

15 April 2016

Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States

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The overpopulation of white-tailed deer is a conservation realization and an environmental disaster for the communities that harbor them. Hastings-on-Hudson, a progressive community, has opted for a humane birth contr...

Ensia

Erica Gies

11 April 2016

United States

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The water system in the United States is beginning to be in need of replacement. In order to facilitate this infrastructure project and prevent it from becoming overwhelming, technology such as water sensors and softw...

The Guardian

Shane Hickey

3 April 2016

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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How can traffic efficiency be improved? A Cambridge-based tech firm is pioneering apps that let drivers quickly find available parking spaces (helping save fuel by preventing them from circling the block while they lo...

The Wire

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

30 March 2016

Delhi, India

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According to new Indian laws, if a Good Samaritan helps a road accident victim they should expect to be treated with respect by hospitals, the courts and the police.

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Rachel Denny Clow

19 March 2016

Robstown, Texas, United States

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Roxanne Morales sees hope in the children of Robstown. As a community educator for the Women’s Shelter of South Texas, she has worked in the community for the past year in a pilot program that is about creating safe c...

The New York Times

Emma G. Fitzsimmons

1 January 2016

New York, New York, United States

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A second year of decline demonstrates that a project to reduce traffic fatalities works, said a safety advocate, who called on the mayor to expand the effort, termed Vision Zero, which lowers speed limits and raises e...

The New York Times

Kira Peikoff

7 December 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Improvements in CPR remain underused in practice, with many doctors giving up too soon. As a result, survival rates after cardiac arrest vary as much as 500 percent across the country.

American University Radio (WAMU)

Armando Trull

25 November 2015

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Currently, the District of Columbia and 10 states, including Maryland, issue limited driving licenses to undocumented workers, with two more set to issue such licenses in the coming months.

The Washington Diplomat

Molly McCluskey

24 November 2015

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Journalists can find themselves in unsafe regions without anyone knowing their whereabouts. 'Reporta' is a new app that allows journalists to send alerts, provide information about their location, and send an SOS inca...

The Guardian

Dulce Ramos

Sophie Hughes

9 November 2015

Mexico City, Mexico

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Clogged with traffic, crippled by poor infrastructure – the capital is notoriously hard to navigate on foot. Enter Peatónito, the activist fighting for safer streets.

Roads & Kingdoms

Amy Yee

28 August 2015

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh, whose garment industry is second only to China’s in size, is responding to both international and domestic pressure and undergoing the most radical revamping of worker safety it has ever seen, in large par...

The Huffington Post

Michael Hobbes

17 July 2015

Bangladesh

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Eliminating sweatshops and child labor depends on regulation, not consumers' preferences, as supply chains have become so complex and obscure as to prevent simple labels from being valuable.

Governing

Daniel C. Vock

13 July 2015

Utah, United States

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Traffic fatality rates are slowly climbing in today's world of texting-while-driving. But highway agencies are increasingly using humor and wit to try to get people to drive safer.

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