Phasing Out The Big, Red Fire Truck
Notoriously gas-guzzling SUVs are being used in place of fire trucks to reduce fuel usage and costs.
Lawmakers in New Jersey have proposed paying part of college graduates' student loans if they agree to live in cities in need of revitalization.
Looking to reduce the economic and human cost of arson, the state is creating an arsonist registry to make catching repeat offenders easier.
To help rural America's drought of lawyers, South Dakota has passed the nation's first law to pay them to live and work in rural areas.
The Canadian city of Edmonton has created a for-profit agency to sell its expertise in waste management to other cities around the world.
Seeking to adapt to the changing demands of the digital age, some public libraries are beginning to loan out more than just books and movies.
New York City has created the country's first municipal program that uses volunteer tech experts, including Facebook employees, to improve its emergency response.