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The challenge “activated local networks of innovators who are showing early staying power,” the Knight Foundation says at it winds down the contest.
David Hatch June 12, 2017
The first of an annual report rounds up transformative ideas from 57 countries.
David Hatch February 9, 2017

The nation’s largest planned metropolis is touted as clean, green and affordable, the Dhaka Tribune reports. 

December 7, 2016

The Dhaka-based charity BRAC is encouraging young entrepreneurs to dream up ideas for improving health, transit and employment.

November 9, 2016

The city plans several facilities where addicts can inject heroin in a sterile environment with access to medical treatment, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports.

November 2, 2016

Inspired by New York’s High Line, the park would double as a recreational space and natural habitat, Kansas City’s official website says. 

November 1, 2016
The DIY way to get light safely and cheaply into off-the-grid areas.
Anna Valmero October 20, 2016

Resource-stretched municipalities can jump innovation cycles and apply lessons learned elsewhere, the Asian Development Bank says. 

October 20, 2016
A building without a concrete foundation demonstrates a new frontier in sustainable urban construction.
Brendon Bosworth October 16, 2016

Partnerships with national governments, development finance institutions and the private sector can enable Global South cities to issue green bonds, Environmental Finance reports. 

October 12, 2016

The community in the city of Almere would harvest rainwater, grow its own food and monitor energy use with sensors, Business Insider reports. 

October 7, 2016

Ten cities in the U. S. and Europe received big prizes for innovative ideas. In a new report, Bloomberg Philanthropies looks at what they learned. 

October 5, 2016
A failed project from Romania's Communist era is now one of Europe's largest protected urban nature areas.
Simone d'Antonio September 30, 2016

The crossings would accommodate streetcars, pedestrians and cyclists but not automobiles, the City of Helsinki says.

September 29, 2016

New apps include a program that aids in visualizing what new urban development will look like, Devex reports.

September 23, 2016

Cities are finding new ways to keep usable food from going to waste, Apolitical reports. 

September 16, 2016
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