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A Dutch city makes room for its river — and a new identity

By Letty Reimerink NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands — In this city along the River Waal, this year marks the 20th anniversary of a scary event that quite nearly turned into a catastrophe. Editors note: This article first appeared in Citiscope.org and is reprinted with permission. Citiscope.org as an independent, nonprofit media startup, focused on finding innovations in cities around the world and spreading …

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Mexico City’s Miguel Angel Mancera cracks down on corruption

By Ana Arana MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Several years ago, a network of corrupt employees of the Property and Commerce …

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Malmo

Designed Living Environment: A New Policy for Architecture, Form and Design

A paradigm shift in the national architecture programme What is modern architecture policy, and why is it being reviewed now? …

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Five Ways Cities Benefit from Migration

Around the world, an estimated one billion people are on the move. Their reasons for migrating are just as varied …

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How Adelaide revitalized itself through ‘placemaking’

By Stephanie Johnston ADELAIDE, Australia —  Not long ago, this city on the South Australia coast was a 9-to-5 town, …

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Baltimore

Is “Community” a Verb or a Noun? Provocations From Baltimore and Washington

Baltimore became my refuge when I moved to the District four decades ago. As a native New Yorker, I could …

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Tel Aviv’s DigiTel: an e-government app and smart card, all in one

By Jesse Fox TEL AVIV, Israel — In early 2013, this city’s local government found itself the object of much …

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Hetch Hetchy

Water Conservation Can Be Smart AND Sexy

Civic Innovation Spotlight Meeting of the Minds is working with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation (MOCI) to …

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Downtown Richmond

Bringing Back a Downtown

Richmond, CA – Macdonald Avenue, the historic main street of this San Francisco Bay Area city, is on the verge …

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