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Politico Magazine

Max Blau

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24 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Strengthening the link between local journalism and civic engagement lends a voice to communities long underrepresented. Chicago’s City Bureau brings the newsroom out to neighborhoods and communities. In an effort to ...

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Zoe Sullivan

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16 January 2019

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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The collection and analysis of data is a crucial first step in revealing and addressing areas of racial inequality in cities. Using the methodology of a 2015 New York City program designed to study metrics of inequali...

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Kristen Adaway

6 January 2019

Athens, United States

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In Athens, Georgia, an ombudsman program for long-term care residents at senior and nursing homes is holding institutions accountable and ensuring that residents' complaints are heard. The program comes from a require...

Governing

J. Brian Charles

21 December 2018

St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

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An initiative in St. Petersburg has reduced the number of vacant houses while increasing access to affordable housing. The city takes ownership of vacant lots and abandoned homes, then sells the properties to affordab...

Washington Post

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 ...

National Geographic

Simon Worrall

4 December 2018

Somaliland, Somalia

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Cheetah cubs are routinely smuggled through Somaliland on their way to being illegally trafficked in United Arab Emirates or Saudi Arabia. Although small and resource-deprived, Somaliland is taking a stand against thi...

International Examiner

Chetanya Robinson

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10 November 2018

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Rather than allowing the market to dictate development in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, several on-the-ground activists and foundations are working together to preserve culture, affordability, and tourism. The Vanco...

Ensia

Chris West

9 November 2018

Brazil

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Certification schemes, which track international supply chains of commodities like soy or palm oil, can help consumers avoid products that contribute to deforestation. Some such schemes are showing promising results. ...

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...

FastCompany

Sean Captain

7 November 2018

California, United States

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Taxing big tech is a popular idea among residents of cities profoundly shaped by the industry. San Francisco, Mountain View, and East Palo Alto have all approved new taxes pulling money from big tech to fund housing a...

BBC

Sam Judah

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6 November 2018

Kenya

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Countries across the world are aiming to reduce their plastic waste. African countries, however, are leading the way with a variety of techniques. Kenya in particular has taken one of the most drastic approaches by ha...

The New York Times

Sam Roberts

1 November 2018

New York, New York, United States

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A deadly subway crash in New York in 1918 killed an estimated 100 people and prompted major changes in public transportation because the crash was so preventable. Thanks to lessons from the tragedy, subways banned woo...

The Huffington Post

Angela Cuming

24 October 2018

Wellington, New Zealand

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In New Zealand politics, families, children, and the environment come first. Amidst the rise of right-wing populist governments, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stands out for her energy fighting for progres...

The New York Times

Tacey Rychter

22 October 2018

Australia

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Australia maintains a high voter turnout by making voting both easy and mandatory. Election day is always on a Saturday, and community groups host barbeques to mark the occasion. If an eligible voter still doesn’t cas...

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...

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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Jennifer Guay

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11 October 2018

Barcelona, Spain

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With tourism on the rise, governments are figuring out how to limit overcrowding and environmental damage. Replicable ideas include marketing beaches and other attractions off the beaten path, regulating hotels and va...

Sojourners

August Rick

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11 October 2018

Cambodia

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In Cambodia, it is Buddhist tradition and protocol to ordain a tree when a new monk was inducted. Since it is taboo to harm a monk, this practice inadvertently doubled as a conservation tactic by preventing deforestat...

Earther

Anna Kusmer

11 October 2018

Kutch, Gujarat, India

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The existence of the Kharai camels living in regions within the western Indian state of Gujarat is increasingly becoming threatened due to industrialization. As a conservation-minded society, however, local organizati...

Gimlet Media

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...

New York Magazine

Dan Nosowitz

4 October 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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Kenya's indigenous communities are fighting the government's attempts to seize the land they live on using an app called This is My Backyard, or TIMBY. The app helps users to securely encrypt videos and pictures that ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

2 October 2018

Nepal

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With support from Accountability Lab and Transparency International, seven countries have held “Integrity Idol” contests to recognize their most honest and helpful public servants. Winners have become people others wa...

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Beth Hawkins

1 October 2018

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Steele Academy is "Montessori education for students who don't normally get it," according to Laura Christenberry, the driver behind San Antonio's first public Montessori school. Drawing on detailed census information...

Governing

Elizabeth Daigneau

1 October 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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The United States is adopting a practice that much of Europe has been using for for decades. Green roofs, which utilize either solar panels or implement the growth of vegetation, will help many cities throughout the c...

Vox

German Lopez

25 September 2018

United States

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In a recent study, doctors who were told one of their patients had died prescribed 10% fewer opiates than doctors in a control group. The letters came with recommendations from the CDC for not overprescribing painkill...

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