Both cities launched forms of participatory budgeting that give everyday citizens a bigger say in municipal spending, FutureGov Asia reports. 

May 13, 2015

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer formed a mentoring program that encourages city employees to spend two hours a week helping at-risk kids, according to Hope Matters. 

May 12, 2015
The mayor of Mexico's capital city is taking a number of steps against public officials taking bribes.
Ana Arana May 7, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office for Tech and Innovation is soliciting ideas for ways to bring world-class broadband connectivity to the Big Apple, Brooklyn reports.

May 6, 2015

Philadelphia’s new bike share initiative aims to be inclusive with 20 kiosks located in the city’s most impoverished neighborhoods, Cyclelicio says. 

May 5, 2015

The mid-sized city near Detroit, home to America’s largest Middle Eastern community, experienced a 38 percent rise in refugees from that region since 2010, National Journal reports. 

April 15, 2015
Salina Hayat Ivy is known for honest leadership and tireless advocacy for the urban poor.
AZM Anas April 3, 2015
Lesson one: Listen to the residents.
Shruti Shiva February 27, 2015

The NGO Kranti aims to develop the girls into “agents of social change,” according to

February 13, 2015

The Mobile Good Food Market brings fresh produce into low-income neighborhoods, The Pop-Up City reports. 

February 11, 2015

The pilot will allow migrants to claim resident permits so they can receive health care, pensions and other benefits, Xinhua reports. 

February 9, 2015
Child clubs are forming in cities across India to identify young leaders who can speak up for the needs of children.
Patralekha Chatterjee February 5, 2015

Women comprise 20 percent of India’s construction workers, but are paid much less than men, Reuters reports. 

January 22, 2015

The cards will serve as official identification for all city residents, especially those who cannot otherwise obtain government IDs, the New York Times reports. 

January 14, 2015
Hundreds of groups have sprung up to help their fellow citizens with everything from a cup of coffee to prescription drugs.
Letty Reimerink January 8, 2015

Inspired by New York’s High Line, the 11th Street Bridge Project would connect Washington, D. C.’s downtown with an African-American neighborhood left out of the city’s boom, Governing reports.  

January 8, 2015

Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and other major cities in Texas are the preferred destinations for refugees relocated under a U. S. State Department initiative, the Associated Press reports. 

January 6, 2015

Medicine Hat Mayor Ted Clugston calculated that it’s cheaper for the city to house the homeless than pay for ambulances and jail time, The Globe and Mail reports. 

December 31, 2014

The move will make the Internet more accessible to citizens and tourists, the Times of India reports. 

December 29, 2014

A new report warns that China is dismantling its hukou registration system too slowly to stem rural migration into major cities, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

December 24, 2014
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