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Urban Development

 

Social innovations that improve the health of cities

 

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The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has produced more than 3,600 murals throughout the city.

 

An Absorbing Problem

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

 
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Design for Cleaner Living

A team of social innovators is devising ways to put urban India on track to a tidier future.

 

Pop-Up Housing

In London, the YMCA is combining prefab construction with stylish design to create a new kind of affordable home.

 

Safe at Home

Thanks to ROC USA, residents of mobile home parks can gain a real stake in the places where they live.

 
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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