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Urban Development

 

Social innovations that improve the health of cities

 

Civil Society

Reconnecting Youth in America’s Cities

A new report examines the relationship between place and race, and disconnected youth in the United States.

 
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Nonprofit Management

Community Collaboratives Show Persistence and Progress

Local US collaboratives are adapting and evolving for long-term success.

 

Food

Between Listening and Doing

A “whole health” approach to improving access to food and food education.

By Philip Sambol | 1 | May. 19, 2015
 

Urban Development

A Strategy for Alleviating Poverty

Why there is a renewed sense of urgency and optimism about place-based initiatives.

By Elwood M. Hopkins | 17 | Dec. 4, 2014
 
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Civil Society

Civic Crowdfunding: A New Way of Spending Down?

Civic crowdfunding shouldn't support core public services; it should create immediate impact and inform future projects.

By Rodrigo Davies | 3 | Sep. 16, 2014
 

Urban Development

A Working Model for Slum Rehabilitation

How innovative regulation is enabling private capital to deliver social impact and realize attractive returns in Mumbai.

 

Economic Development

Community Development Needs a Quarterback

We need to take a new, more holistic approach to creating economic opportunity.

 

Civil Society

Accelerating Civic Innovation Through “Strategic Doing”

A new approach to strategy is producing collaborations that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable.

By Ed Morrison & Scott Hutcheson | 2 | Jun. 20, 2014
 

Urban Development

Cross-Sector Partnership Leads to Cross-Issue Impact

A grassroots soccer league transcends sport to effect community-wide change.

 

Urban Development

What Makes a “World-Class” City?

Planners must shift their attention to the informal economy that is the invisible engine of true urban greatness.