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Government

 

Innovative public sector policies and programs

 
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Lots of Opportunity

An online platform helps city governments to discover, organize, and market publicly owned property.

 

A Smarter Way to Park

In San Francisco, planners are using variable pricing to reduce the congestion, pollution, and aggravation that come with big-city traffic.

 
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Saviors at City Hall?

Urban leaders offer a model for tackling big global problems that nation-states are failing to address.

Reviewed By Milton Friesen | 2 | Winter 2014
 
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Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy

Creating Climate Wealth discusses business model innovations that will help battle the effects of climate change.

 

Accounting for Justice

The US criminal justice system will benefit from a new tool that collects and compares data on a county-by-county basis.

 

Crowdsourcing the Past

A US National Archives program uses 21st-century technology to enlist ordinary citizens in the transcription of centuries-old documents.

 
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Civic Work, Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service

Civic Work, Civic Lessons discusses the importance of engaging in public service, especially for younger people.

By Thomas Ehrlich & Ernestine Fu
 

Forging Ahead with Cross-Sector Innovations

The mayor of Seoul, Korea, recounts his path to government office and explains why social innovation is central to the way that he governs.

 

Curbing Corruption

Political reform alone doesn't ensure good government. Equally important, if not more so, are institutions that let citizens act collectively.

 

Unleashing Breakthrough Innovation in Government

Public sector innovators are improving government by replicating the market conditions that have fostered breakthroughs in the private sector.