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How Albuquerque's Civic IT Innovation Is Catalyzing Change

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 08.05.2016 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

How do you implement twenty years' worth of innovative technology in record time? Start with a Mayor that has the innovative vision and drive to upgrade years' worth of obsolete, archaic business systems and processes while simultaneously creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem that spurs community economic development.

How Can We Recapture the Spirit of Community Engagement That Built America?

Ben Hecht | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Ben Hecht

There is no better time to bring these approaches to bear, given the fragile state of our democracy. We must realize a shared approach to solving our shared problems that is neither top-down, nor bottom-up.

The Power of the Prize

Noël Harmon | Posted 06.29.2014 | Education
Noël Harmon

Prizes are not overly common as a motivator in higher education, but maybe they should be. Maybe the power of the prize is just what we need to move that proverbial needle just a little. And maybe just a little is a good thing.

Harnessing Government Technology for Good

Ben Hecht | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Ben Hecht

It's no surprise that technology has changed how people interact and redefined our notion of community. What you may not know is the extent to which g...

Smarter Urbanization Requires Innovative Public-Private Partnerships

Jennifer Crozier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jennifer Crozier

By teaming up with city governments and nonprofits in innovative new ways, corporations can make a difference.

Group Donates $80 Million To Help 5 Struggling U.S. Cities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

More than $80 million in grants, loans and investments were awarded Thursday to fund five U.S. cities' initiatives to help low-income communities, rep...

Opportunity, Fully Funded

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Yesterday, Green For All and Living Cities unveiled the Energy Efficiency Opportunity Fund alongside President Clinton, at the closing session of Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting.

Who's Missing in the Big "Green" Conversation?

Ben Hecht | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Hecht

Many cities seem to be missing the critical aspect of including low-income and under-served urban areas as part of their efforts to reduce their carbon footprints.

Reasons for Hope

Ben Hecht | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ben Hecht

It is difficult to find a silver lining in the sub-prime crisis. However, this crisis has also reminded me of the sometimes hidden power of the American spirit.