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Urban Development

 

Social innovations that improve the health of cities

 
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Lots of Opportunity

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

 

Bike-Sharing Goes Small

Local bike-lending arrangements offer an alternative to bigger, more complex bike-sharing systems.

 

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.

 

Helping Cities Remain Strong

A $100 million foundation initiative aims to foster urban resilience in the face of disaster.

 
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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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Bold Steps in Boise

The Trey McIntyre Project, an Idaho-based dance troupe, is choreographing a novel way to manage a leading-edge arts organization.

 
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Manifest Density

Investment in "hyperdense" cities is, according to one writer, the key to solving many problems that afflict US society.

Reviewed By Carol Coletta | 1 | Fall 2013
 
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Confronting Suburban Poverty in America

Confronting Suburban Poverty in America offers a new look at American poverty as well as recommendations for combating it.

 

Housing the Homeless

Common Ground helps reduce the number of people sleeping on New York City streets by opening residential buildings for the homeless and impaired.

 
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Why Nonprofits Should Operate Commuter Trains

The nonprofit sector has taken on the management of a wide range of heretofore government services. Some portions of mass transit should be next.