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.
Cities Social innovations that improve the health and resiliency of cities
Many cities are adapting in the face of climate change.
The idea for a New York City botanical garden needed a suitable milieu to flourish.
Boston Uncornered gives gang-involved individuals a stipend and social support to attend college.
Siobhan Foley has worked closely with New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu to help the city adapt to climate change.
To feed the world’s growing population, we must do more to promote the success of urban farms through better tracking, financial incentives, land use, and support systems.
Nine communities in the United States are finding ways to invest in housing to contain health care costs.
Online games can help prepare public-private partnerships to succeed.
Communities cannot and should not wait for external forces to bridge local opportunity divides.
Community-based organizations play a larger role in deciding development projects than local politicians.
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.
As more cross-sector collaborations gain traction, we must understand what it takes to keep them running over the long term and ensure that progress continues despite changes in leadership.
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.
Benefit Chicago demonstrates how place-based impact investing transforms a community by seeing the investment potential in everyone.
Four ways nonprofits and social enterprises can use market-based solutions to help meet millennial demand for affordable housing.