Cities Social innovations that improve the health and resiliency of cities
Reimagining the Civic Commons claims it has built the first comprehensive set of metrics that connect the impact of revitalization to things like trust between people, neighbors' perceptions of safety, and a community’s ability to draw together people of different incomes, races, and backgrounds.
Cities are on the front line of congestion and climate change. Here are a few ways that UPS is partnering with stakeholders to address these issues.
Chicago’s My Block My Hood My City uses the concept of travel to get young, low-income residents more connected with their city.
Will the Open Philanthropy Project’s experiment in effective altruism validate the cause or demonstrate its hubris?
Street Priests ministers to the homeless children of Calabar, Nigeria, to help them find a better path.
Community organizations devoted to reducing crime have shown results.
Public and private leaders should collaborate to promote health amenities in different neighborhoods—enabling prospective residents to make relocation decisions that could improve their quality of life.
In the face of Berlin’s rising rents and gentrification, tenants are asserting their rights through Kotti & Co.
The departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development turbocharged community efforts to end homelessness among veterans and provided a model for better government.
For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now.
Cities continue to be the place where citizens can engage most directly with government—especially when nonprofits are there to offer capacity, expertise, and reach.
Public sector innovators are improving government by replicating the market conditions that have fostered breakthroughs in the private sector.
What is the difference between communities that are able to recover from disinvestment and those that cannot? The answer, according to recent research from MDRC, are the presence of strong social networks.