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Smart Cities Dive

Katie Pyzyk

14 February 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Some of Chicago's public housing buildings now house a public library on the base floor. The co-location design is a result of a collaboration between the Chicago Public Library and Chicago Housing Authority intended ...

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Diaa Hadid

3 February 2019

Karachi, Pakistan

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In Karachi, Pakistan, a group of women gathers every week to bike around the city, an act that works to bring awareness to equal rights between men and women. Despite backlash from men in the community, the bicyclists...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Michael Deal

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9 January 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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With a new law requiring an experiential civics curriculum in the classroom, Massachusetts is leading the country in efforts to reinvigorate outdated civics coursework.

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Kiera Butler

1 January 2019

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In 2017, Alabama was one of only three states to meet all 10 of the national recognized benchmarks for preschool quality. The state credits bipartisan support, a low teacher-to-student ratio, and high teacher salaries...

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Nina Hall

9 December 2018

Marrakesh, Morocco

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The Global Compact for Migration, the first international agreement on migration under the United Nations, affirms the human rights of migrants and refugees and notes the benefits of migration. However, the impact of ...

The New York Times

Alia Dharssi

4 December 2018

Andhra Pradesh, India

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In many countries, a lack of teachers leads to a common challenge - one teacher instructs students at multiple grade levels all at once. In the rural Rishi Valley region of India, instructors are straying from the tra...

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Joanna Kakissis

2 December 2018

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Greece is not known favorably for their recycling habits, but a few local residents have made it their mission to change this in order to reduce ocean litter. From turning plastics into furniture to forming a diving c...

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Adele Peters

14 November 2018

California, United States

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Wildfires are inevitable, especially as forests become drier due to climate change, but it is possible to design the built environment so that fires don’t destroy as much property or as many lives. Architects now can ...

CityLab

Brentin Mock

8 November 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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An amendment passed in Louisiana does away with non-unanimous jury verdicts that have helped solidify racial discrimination in the criminal justice system since they were implemented in response to Reconstruction. Dat...

Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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8 November 2018

Costa Rica

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As teachers at schools in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica begin their second month of strikes, several NGOs are stepping in to offer lesson plans and cafeteria meals to students who would otherwise be out of schoo...

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Roberto Torres

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26 October 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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As Philadelphia struggles to make a dent on its high poverty rate, it can look to solutions in Albuquerque, New Mexico. One key is putting many support providers under one roof: the New Mexico Workforce Connection is...

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Jen Zettel

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25 October 2018

Wisconsin, United States

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The murder of a woman in Wisconsin highlights a lethality assessment tool for law enforcement to use that’s designed to help domestic victims and authorities understand how much danger victims might be in and help pol...

Public Radio International

Marnette Federis

25 October 2018

Swan Island, Oregon, United States

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Inclusive training programs help immigrants fill the demand for middle-skill workers. Programs, such as a maritime welding course in Oregon, allow immigrants to learn new skills, gain certifications, and access career...

The Guardian

Sandra Laville

23 October 2018

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Over the last ten years, the Isle of Man has worked to implement regulations around plastic pollution, climate change and overfishing. From a locally owned beach clean-up charity to creating marine nature reserves, th...

The New York Times

Winnie Hu

18 October 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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While New York struggles to fund improvements to its subway system, Chicago has stepped up to find creative ways to finance its own infrastructure improvements. Shepherded forward by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the city has ...

New Vision

Lillian Namusoke Magezi

17 October 2018

Uganda

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A community-based program in Uganda has helped reduce violence in families and gender inequity by training both parents in effective communication and parenting. Organizers focused specifically on recruiting men becau...

NPR

Joseph Shapiro

17 October 2018

Iowa, United States

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At the Iowa Correctional Institution For Women officials are shifting how they deal with inmates, who have been punished at higher rates than inmates in men’s prisons for things like being disruptive. It’s part of a t...

CoLab Radio

Barbara Brown Wilson

12 October 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In the Denby neighborhood of Detroit, the “Detroit Future City” framework led to a community-driven project to improve safety and schools. First, community organizers created the Denby Neighborhood Alliance. They next...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tom Daykin

12 October 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Milwaukee is poised to pass a complete streets policy that would advance current efforts to make the city more bike- and pedestrian-friendly. But even without this policy in place, projects to widen sidewalk and impro...

Gimlet Media

PJ Vogt

12 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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CompStat seemed like a miracle of technology and data when it was rolled out in New York City in the 1990s. Crime dropped as police leadership demanded precincts report every crime and what they were doing about it at...

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PJ Vogt

11 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The creation of CompStat fostered a huge drop in crime rates in New York City by the 1990s. The idea came from an odd and obsessive transit cop was to track every single crime daily in every precinct and use that data...

CityLab

Jonathan English

10 October 2018

United States

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American cities can find solutions to low transit use by looking to other cities in Europe and Canada where the focus is on robust service and getting people to major transit hubs. These transportation systems use exi...

The New York Times

Tanya Mohn

5 October 2018

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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A retired doctor in Massachusetts created a project to push for more places to adopt the robust culture of cycling and motorist safety from the Netherlands by training everyone in the “Dutch Reach.” Two states have it...

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Nick Holland

2 October 2018

Netherlands

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Many people simply throw away broken items or let them sit, unused in their house due to sentimental value. Around the world, Repair Cafés and similar gatherings bring volunteers together to fix these items, which hel...

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Deborah Bonello

2 October 2018

Honduras

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Honduras had the worst homicide rate in the world in 2012 but since then it has drastically reduced those numbers. President Juan Orlando Hernández has focused on dismantling the country's gangs by replacing one main ...

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