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Education

The City Training a New Generation of Immigrant Leaders

Nashville has a program -- the first of its kind in the country -- that takes the long view on building connections, trust and leadership among New Americans.

November 29, 2016
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Urban

Boston Lets Kids Do City Budgeting

In a pioneering experiment in “participatory budgeting,” city residents aged 12 to 25 are invited to come up with ideas for where to spend capital dollars and to vote on those ideas.

September 25, 2015
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Urban

How Cities Can Collaborate With Citizens (on Deadline) to Solve Problems

Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Nairobi and Mexico City are preparing to launch the "GovCombinator."

June 26, 2015
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Public Safety & Justice

The Best Way to Fix Buildings to Withstand Earthquakes

How to retrofit housing for earthquakes? Build more housing.

December 5, 2014
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Infrastructure & Environment

Cities Try to Measure Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Better

There are two forward leaps in how cities track pollution. One new effort aims to harmonize the many methods cities use for tracking their greenhouse-gas emissions. Meanwhile, London is looking to push the whole field of city emissions tracking to a new level.

November 11, 2014
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Latest News

Denmark Tests Out Innovative LED Ideas in Street Lighting

For cities switching to greener street lamps, Denmark is the place to look.

September 11, 2014
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Latest News

How Some Cities Get Real Innovation: Good Procurement Policies

Barcelona and Philadelphia are turning procurement upside down.

July 18, 2014
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Latest News

How to Remember Los Angeles Buildings

New technology is helping Los Angeles keep track of its architecture and landmarks.

July 3, 2014
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Latest News

There's a New, Better Way to Compare the World's Cities

Finally, observers have clear performance data for comparing cities.

June 5, 2014
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