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Urban Development

 

Social innovations that improve the health of cities

 

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.

 

Urban Development

Bridging the Gaps in Public Infrastructure

Communities in emerging economies must work collectively to extend public services until they can build out formal infrastructures.

 

Technology & Design

New Ways to Evaluate Impact

Human-centered design and systems thinking can help evaluate social impact in a global context.

 

Civil Society

What Are We Doing About Gun Violence?

Part one of a five-part series of interviews with and commentary by leaders working to reduce gun violence in the United States.

By Rachael Chong | 7 | Nov. 19, 2013
 

Five Essentials of Strategic Planning

A culture of strategic planning can provide a framework for aligning priorities, making decisions, allocating resources, and measuring impact.

By Paul B. Redman | 7 | Oct. 7, 2013
 

Economic Development

Poverty’s New Home

Poverty is growing in US suburbs, but for service providers, does it matter where the poor live?

 
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Urban Development

Environmentally Friendly Housing for the Masses

Existing base-of-the-pyramid construction models must change.

By Ruban Selvanayagam | 4 | Aug. 2, 2013
 

Technology & Design

Calling for a Triple Bottom Line Design Metric

A fledgling program trains designers to consider the ecological, economic, and social issues shaping the built environment.

By John Cary | 16 | Jul. 31, 2013
 

Economic Development

The Future City

Delivering change in urban economies.

By Shaina Doar and Jonathan K. Law | 1 | Apr. 15, 2013
 

Measuring Social Impact

A New Approach to India’s Water Sanitation Crisis: Part 2

A two-part series on using systems mapping to predict a city’s capacity for adopting change.

By Urvashi Prasad & Semonti Basu | 1 | Mar. 29, 2013