Recent reports have documented an alarming rise in poverty levels across America. With the federal government cutting funding for social programs serving the poor, cities are stepping into the void by creating anti-poverty centers.
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August 1, 2013
A decade after a record blackout crippled the Northeast, engineers are installing new devices that could stop future breakdowns.
Knowing how many youth are homeless is a critical first step in helping them, but it's not easy to count a hidden population. Nine communities across the United States set out to improve their counts through the Youth Count! Initiative. The Urban Institute observed their work and drew out promising practices and lessons for improvement.
July 31, 2013
July 29, 2013
With recent gains in home prices doing little for some blighted neighborhoods, Richmond, Calif., is about to become the first city in the nation to try a novel way to stop foreclosures.
New York is launching an online, searchable database called Project Sunlight, which gives the public an in-depth view of the individuals and entities that are...
It is the season of outdoor adventures, but you have to be careful to avoid natural dangers like poison ivy. One place has found a novel way of eradicating the nuisance plant without using chemicals.
July 24, 2013
With thousands of abandoned homes located in neighborhoods of varying shape and character, Chicago has a massive challenge in returning its vacant properties to active use. Can algorithms help leaders decide on the right solutions?
Pediatricians at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx and at Harlem Hospital are writing prescriptions for fruits and vegetables to at-risk youths. Patients who receive the prescriptions get coupons for produce at local farmers markets and city green carts.
July 20, 2013
Pittsburgh's rebirth offers hope for Motor City's prosperous future
July 19, 2013
Doug Failing, Executive Director of LA Metro's Highway Programs, proudly shares the agency's $700 million strategy for testing the value of public-private partnerships to finance and accelerate planned transportation upgrades.
The state has launched a website seeking suggestions on ways existing Indiana regulations could be simplified or eliminated in order to streamline rules for businesses.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has recruited citizen scientists to collect bugs and other invertebrates from stream bottoms, as part of a project to assess water quality in the Genesee, Delaware, Hudson, and Mohawk River watersheds.
PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs is bringing new mobile health and tele-health clinics to Mercer County. Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, and Rep. Nick Rahall say the clinics aim to help the growing number of veterans in t...
A major research project will bring handymen, occupational therapists and nurses into the homes of 800 low-income seniors in Baltimore to test if some inexpensive fix-ups and strategies for daily living can keep them independent longer, and save millions in taxpayer-paid nursing-home care.
July 18, 2013
Brandon Douglas was not hesitant to join the Marines. But his parents were opposed. The military is a place for degenerates, people that don't have money, they told him. People with no future.
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