As cities make their data more transparent and accountable, this project in New York found one way to use technology to engage the residents in the planning process—by prompting locals to text in ideas.
The new book Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups argues that food banks and pantries don’t chip away at underlying issues that keep people food-insecure.
The city seeks to control the excesses of tourism without making its oldest quarters feel like an empty shell.
The city organized a massive outreach campaign when it learned that low-income communities didn’t know about its free cooling stations.
Marin County’s “Game of Floods” teaches citizens how to make tough decisions for the future.
The state leads the nation in new diagnoses, and close to six percent are attributed to injection-drug users sharing used or infected needles.
Widened canals—and underground bike parking—will bring the city’s Central Station a little closer to nature and history.
When it comes to bouncing back, never underestimate the power of communities.
The world's most beautiful city has never been more threatened. But a passionate movement of locals is determined to keep it alive.
The famed “linear park” may be a runaway success, but it’s also a symbol of Manhattan’s rising inequality. Can its founder help other cities learn from its mistakes?
Tyrone Poole, the founder of NoAppFee.com, was homeless once. Now he’s demystifying the rental search, one application at a time.
Not everything is terrible!
The Pit Stop project hired restroom attendants who can empathize with the population they’re trying to reach.
Cities are finally getting rid of streets that honor fascist figures, and they’re addressing a gender imbalance at the same time.
Non-emergency city service hotlines are celebrating their 20th anniversary, and eyeing immersive new possibilities.
A community-led approach to historic restoration focuses on crumbling 19th century buildings.
It’s not just a matter of affordability. It’ll take an “infrastructure investment,” a new report claims.
This could be the biggest task yet for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge.