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New Zealand Is Infusing Policing With a Social Work Philosophy


How Norway Helped Syria Rescue Its Seeds


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’


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

The City That Guarantees the Right to Eat


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)


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


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


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

Cincinnati Tenants Are Building Equity With Each Rent Payment


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


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


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?


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

The Coronavirus-Proof Nation


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