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Belt Magazine

Randiah Green

7 October 2021

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Programs like Motor City Match and Grown in Detroit help entrepreneurs launch Black-owned food businesses in Detroit. The businesses sell healthy foods in neighborhoods often lacking in nutritious options or in the in...

North Shore News

Stefan Labbé

28 September 2021

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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The “Greenest City Action Plan” aimed to reduce the effects of extreme heat by planting 100,000 trees. Shade from trees acts as a thermal buffer during extreme heat and cold and a lack of trees disproportionately impa...

Detour Detroit

Rhonda J. Smith

23 September 2021

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Students of the Better Buildings, Better Blocks class are getting a lesson in real estate development. Not only do participants have the chance to build a business, they will also be doing it in their own neighborhood...

Sun Peaks Independent News

Joel Barde

10 May 2021

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

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Whistler, Canada, has taken specific steps to work towards economic sustainability. Those measures include affordable housing for workers, a year-round tourism model, and amenities that contribute to a high quality o...

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Jared Brey

4 May 2021

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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The Legacy Resident Retention program is helping longtime homeowners remain in their homes despite rising taxes and property values in Atlanta, Georgia. The program aims to mitigate gentrification and displacement as ...

Hawaii Business Magazine

Noelle Fujii-Oride

3 May 2021

Hawaii, United States

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Community organizing effectively blocked many development projects on O‘ahu that, while involving desirable outcomes like renewable energy, public parks, or affordable housing, failed to consider input from local comm...

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Oscar Perry Abello

13 April 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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The 2012 federal JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) took some time to gain traction, but in recent years it has democratized the financing of worker-owned co-ops and other community-based entities that ordinar...

Citizen Matters

Bhavani Prabhakar

27 January 2021

Ramapuram, India

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Active civic participation by residents and associations, such as the Ramapuram Social Welfare Federation, supports the identification of civic problems and escalation to the appropriate authorities. When the local la...

ProPublica

Tony Briscoe

Haru Coryne

30 December 2020

United States

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Various government policies and programs have been implemented in Black communities facing urban decline but not all of them have been completely successful. Initiatives included: Expanding public transportation, ref...

Minority Reporter

Sarah Taddeo

Tyronda James

17 December 2020

San Jose, California, United States

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In parts of California and New York, caregivers are constructing a small, free-standing building on their residential property to better care for loved ones. These structures, known as Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs),...

The Local

Sofia Cherici

30 November 2020

Italy

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More than 400 social service centers occupy spaces abandoned by the Italian Railway Network. The sites are managed by social stakeholders but, unlike other national assistance centers, they do not require citizenship ...

Truthout

Frederick Clayton

15 November 2020

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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After running out of water during a drought in 2002, the Southern Nevada Water Authority and Las Vegas Valley Water District took proactive steps to conserve the region’s water for future generations. Thanks to public...

Bloomberg

Jordyn Holman

11 November 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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A Target store looted and destroyed near the site of George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis, Target's corporate headquarters city, was quickly rebuilt with improvements informed by community input. The mostly white-run...

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Zach Mortice

23 September 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Twenty high school students enrolled in Territory, an urban design nonprofit, produced a zine and their own quality of life report for West Austin, where many of the students live. The students conducted interviews, s...

Mission Local

Hayden Manseau

22 September 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Shared Spaces program is a pandemic-driven initiative that increases outdoor dining space in commercial areas. The initiative made the permit process more user friendly and less expensive. Over 1,200 outdoor dinin...

BBC

Vittoria Traverso

16 September 2020

Paris, France

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Across the world, local governments and communities are looking for ways to draw boundaries that guide people's behavior towards social distancing. Although the perfect sign has yet to be determined, urban psychologis...

Dallas Morning News

Brooklynn Cooper

28 August 2020

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Hotspots are helping bridge the digital divide in Dallas, one of the worst-connected cities in the U.S. compared to other similar-sized cities. A program that allows for residents to check out hotspots from the librar...

The TRiiBE

Jessie Roti

19 August 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago-based grocery delivery services are alleviating the hardship faced by those who live in food deserts. Black and brown communities with limited access to groceries were hit especially hard during COVID-19, when...

The New York Times

Rachel Wharton

23 July 2020

New York, New York, United States

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For environmental organization GrowNYC, their one-acre teaching farm on Governor’s Island became a victory garden for New Yorkers who aren’t having their basic needs met during the COVID-19 pandemic. While future land...

FoodPrint

Lela Nargi

23 July 2020

United States

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The ability of community gardens to supply healthy food to those who might not have their basic needs met has grown in importance as coronavirus continues to spread across the United States. For example, the New Roots...

Bloomberg

Feargus O'Sullivan

15 July 2020

Athens, Greece

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Athens's distinctive apartment buildings, known as polikatoikia, have unintentionally solved problems most cities grapple with. The housing complexes have given rise to a city that has socio-economic integration, dece...

Bloomberg

Adam Majendie

8 July 2020

Singapore

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Affordable housing in Singapore has resulted in one of the highest rates of home ownership in the world. In 1964 the government embraced a "Home Ownership for the People Scheme" in which it gave lower and middle-incom...

Pacific Standard

Jacob Kushner

21 March 2020

Canaan, Haiti

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A survivor of Haiti's earthquake sought out a new home on an unclaimed plot of land which is home to one of the country's largest cemeteries. Madame Roy built a neighborhood from the ground up with the help of archite...

Farm and Dairy

Sarah Donaldson

20 February 2020

Ohio, United States

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An urban sustainable food system project at the Ohio State University enabled 10 newly established farmers to start microfarms, which produce crops year-round, at only the cost of their time and labor. The individuals...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Terri Akman

11 February 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Powered by a workforce made up exclusively of the formerly incarcerated and people experiencing homelessness, Philadelphia start-up company Graffiti Removal Experts gets paid to clean up signs of blight while giving p...

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