The city's new Social Procurement Policy aims to harness public spending to raise residents out of poverty.
Flavie Halais April 7, 2017
How savings cooperatives are breaking a vicious cycle of debt.
Connor Macdonald March 30, 2017
An innovative effort to keep a megacity's urban edge green.
Ignacio Amigo February 24, 2017

The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking scalable solutions on crime, pollution, education, inequality and more. 

August 25, 2016
Behind the bottom-up push to make the Congolese capital the ‘Paris of Africa’
Once a middle-class status symbol, Toronto's 3,200 residential towers are aging into overcrowded homes for the poor. Several efforts are underway to refurbish the towers and stitch them into the modern city.
Flavie Halais August 13, 2015
Mayors from around the world are gathering this week at the Vatican, which has quietly put together a record of urban innovation both inside its walls and across Rome.
Simone d'Antonio July 21, 2015

Some welfare recipients in the Dutch city will get extra monthly payments with no strings attached, Quartz reports. 

July 16, 2015

Los Angeles will increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 in an effort to lift 600,000 out of poverty, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

June 29, 2015

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s greatest challenge may be finding ways to expand the city’s economic renaissance to its poorest neighborhoods, Governing reports. 

November 13, 2014

A new Indian government initiative seeks to provide low-cost, temporary housing to migrants who stream into major cities seeking employment, OneIndia News reports. 

November 5, 2014

A new Berlin supermarket requires shoppers to bring their own containers while food markets planned for London would cater to the poor with cashless transactions, USA Today and the Daily Mail report. 

November 4, 2014

Brazil aims for social inclusion with vouchers that the poor can use to pay for movies, books and entertainment, the Washington Post reports.

March 24, 2014

Women in Zimbabwe’s cities and towns fill a farming void created by a ban on potato imports, according to Inter Press Service.

March 18, 2014

The stores, featuring cast-off goods from other retailers, have flourished across Europe in the economic downturn, The Sunday Times reports.

January 22, 2014
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