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New Zealand Is Infusing Policing With a Social Work Philosophy

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How Norway Helped Syria Rescue Its Seeds

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When war broke out, a group of intrepid scientists hustled Syria’s chickpea and lentil stash to a vault deep in the Arctic Circle.

Berlin’s Second-Hand Craze Is Turning It into a ‘Zero-Waste City’

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Buying used goods is trendier than ever, and the capital’s retailers are responding.

The City That Guarantees the Right to Eat

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Defining access to food as a human right, a city in Brazil is making sure everyone can afford a trip to the market.

5 Ways to Decongest a City (Without Making People Work from Home)

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The Bay Area is walking back a proposal that would have forced residents work remotely.

Strangers Are Welcoming People Released from Prison into Their Homes

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Skeptical at first, participants on both sides now see a solution that benefits everyone.

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The New Solar Farm Is a Real Farm, Too

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The next generation of solar arrays benefits the earth — right beneath them.

Cincinnati Tenants Are Building Equity With Each Rent Payment

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Why should homeowners get all the perks? How a different type of rental model puts equity back in the pockets of tenants.

How Europe Engineered Its E-Bike Boom

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Millions of Europeans now commute by e-bike, a mobility revolution carefully cultivated by governments and employers.

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The World Is Changing — So Can We

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The pandemic is revealing the many ways our lives intersect. Is this an opportunity for us to reimagine what we can be?

Can We All Be Like Texas?

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How a conservative, oil-pumping state became one of the world’s biggest generators of wind power.

The Coronavirus-Proof Nation

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Taiwan has built a pragmatic, solutions-oriented society where democracy is expected to deliver results. Amid the pandemic, it’s paying off.