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Urban Development

An Absorbing Problem

To help low-income residents, urban communities need to build up their capacity for using investment capital effectively.

 

Socially Responsible Business

Cuban Remix

In measured but far-reaching ways, a state-controlled economy is opening a space for socially responsible enterprise.

 

Philanthropy

Known Quantity

To be effective, the work of philanthropy should be not just innovative but also cumulative.

 

Government

Nuance in Government

A leading public intellectual, fresh from government service, explores the complexities of cost-benefit analysis.

Reviewed By Peter A. Ubel | Winter 2015
 

Environment

A Climate of Mind

People tend to avoid reckoning with climate science—for reasons that have little to do with science.

 

Philanthropy

How Giving Keeps on Giving

Those who engage in altruistic behavior reap benefits that are significant and measurable, two sociologists argue.

Reviewed By Kieran Healy | Winter 2015
 

Health

Design or Disrupt?

The Mayo Clinic achieves patient care improvements through innovation that is incremental rather than disruptive.

 

Environment

Airport Buzz

Amid landing strips and airline terminals, threatened bee species are finding a much-needed new habitat.

 

Government

Scrappy Solutions

A new regulation in Massachusetts aims to direct food waste away from landfills and toward more productive uses.

 

Technology & Design

Circulating the Internet

At two big-city libraries, patrons can check out a new approach to accessing a wide range of digital technology.