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Nigeria Currency

In Nigeria, the government’s anti-corruption campaign relies in part on this data NGO

By Brendon Bosworth Nigeria has a less-than-rosy reputation for corruption. The country ranks 136th out of 176 on Transparency International’s …

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Smart Cities

‘Smart’ city report advises local leaders to plan ahead

By David Hatch Technologies such as wireless sensors, digital government portals, crowdsourcing and mobile phone apps can help cities boost …

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Mexico City 1

The people power behind Mexico City’s new constitution

By Gregory Scruggs MEXICO CITY, Mexico — When you think about people drafting a constitution, it might conjure a bunch …

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Ian Klaus

How U.S. foreign policy came to embrace urban issues — and may change under Trump

By Gregory Scruggs The U. S. government has undergone a sudden and rapid change since the inauguration of Donald Trump as …

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Toronto Farming

3 cities show ways to make local progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

By Athlyn Cathcart-Keays Editors note: This article first appeared in Citiscope.org and is reprinted with permission. Citiscope.org as an independent, …

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India Urbanists 1

In India, training the next generation of urbanists

Nidhi Batra, a Delhi-based urban development practitioner, was scrolling through Facebook when an ad caught her attention. It was for …

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Sao Paulo Haddad

‘We managed to kick off a paradigm shift in São Paulo,’ mayor says on leaving office

In a year of global political turmoil, Brazil can boast about its upheaval. The impeachment of two-term president Dilma Rousseff …

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Amatrice Earthquake

As earthquakes rattle Italy, lessons in how — and how not — to rebuild cities and towns

By Simone D’Antonio ROME, Italy — When damaging earthquakes strike Italy’s historic cities and towns, as has happened multiple times …

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