Cities Social innovations that improve the health and resiliency of cities
A range of platforms are using crowdsourcing and open-source technology to challenge Google’s dominance over how we see the world.
Many small-scale (but scalable) creative efforts to foster tangible urban change, inspired by the burgeoning “tactical urbanism” movement, have met with success—and yet the movement itself faces limitations. How might this approach continue to evolve so as to effect inclusive, sustainable, and meaningful social and political change at the local level?
With a growing part of the workforce earning a living independently, we need a new system that provides greater stability and security.
By offering better early support for struggling families, child welfare services can reduce the need for more serious interventions down the line and improve the wellbeing of whole neighborhoods.
An architecture firm is helping bring modern amenities to Beijing’s historical hutong courtyard homes with minimal disruption.
Detroit has become a source of inspiration and solutions for other challenged American cities and even other municipalities looking for innovative new models of urban governance.
Detroit’s experiences hint at a model where philanthropy and business routinely supplement and complement government.
Foundations aspiring to make a difference in challenged cities have much to offer beyond grantmaking—if they are willing to embrace new roles that may fall well outside their comfort zones.
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.
Why nonprofits need to engage the private sector, and three steps to achieving more effective collaboration.
Cities can create outside-the-classroom learning opportunities for low-income children by encouraging communities to reimage everyday locations in their neighborhoods as places for playful learning.
Public sector innovators are improving government by replicating the market conditions that have fostered breakthroughs in the private sector.