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Thessa Lageman

The Crew Bringing Recycling to Tunis

Meet the volunteers working to curb the city’s teeming garbage problem.

Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

One Solution to Keeping India's Girls in School: Cheap Maxi Pads

Across the country, pad dispensers work to reverse the stigma that keeps girls out of class.

Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

The Case for Talking to Strangers

It’s not that terrifying, and it’s actually good for you, argues the author of the new book, When Strangers Meet.

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How Cycling Lessons Help Refugees Find Their Footing

In Berlin, a group has made it their mission to help newcomers settle in, then get around.

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The Apps Fighting Europe's Mountains of Wasted Restaurant Food

They match uneaten restaurant portions with hungry bargain hunters.

Hauschild + Siegel

Designing an Apartment Building for Bike Commuters

Cykelhuset in Malmö, Sweden, is engineered to support a car-free lifestyle.

Sam Gamberg

How Philly's First Pay-What-You-Can Café Is Taking Aim at Hunger

And food waste, too.

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Mumbai's New Eco-Friendly, Women-Only Restroom

The public bathroom doubles as a safe space and a solution to the city’s sanitation struggles.

Newcomer Kitchen

Cooking Up Opportunities for Refugee Women

Through cuisine, Toronto’s Newcomer Kitchen fosters economic and social relationships for Syrian immigrants.

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The Fight to Feed Detroit

To mend the city’s food system, urban farmers and entrepreneurs are working to funnel fresh produce and artisanal goods to local tables.

Jessica Leigh Hester/CityLab

Growing Pains for Detroit's Urban Farms

Agriculture flourishes in the city’s vacant lots—but can it survive the push toward revitalization?

Jessica Leigh Hester/CityLab

Farming for Their Lives

Detroit’s urban growers are cultivating the land to pick up where they feel the city has let them down.

New York Restoration Project

A Community Garden Became an Alternative to Juvenile Detention

A small green space in Queens helps court-involved youths turn their lives around.

AP Photo/David Goldman

It Looks Like the Soda Tax Paid Off in Berkeley

Consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks dipped 21 percent after a tax was enacted, a new study finds.

Tony Gentile/Reuters

Italy's Birthday Present to 18-Year-Olds: €500

To be used for the culturally enriching activities of their choice.

Leighton Kelly/Heyday Books

Foraging in the Northern California Waterways

A new book makes the case for environmental reverence through ethical fishing.

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Hong Kong's First Bunny Cafe Comes With a Note of Caution

It takes a lot of work—and a good amount of space—to own a rabbit in one of the world’s densest cities, but this pseudo-petting-zoo fills the void.

Courtesy of Janne Saario

How to Build a Better Skatepark

A Finnish skateboarder and landscape architect rethinks these historically community-aggravating youth spaces.