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  • In Rio’s biggest favela, one flashy project thrives while another fails

    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    By Julie Ruvolo RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The film “Basic Sanitation” is a 2007 Brazilian comedy about a small group of neighbors with a sewage problem who get together to ask the city for help. When the mayor’s office tells them there is no budget for basic sanitation projects, but there’s a $3,000 film grant available as part of ...
  • How Toronto is revitalizing its aging suburban residential towers

    19 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    By Flavie Halais TORONTO, Canada — The suburban dream in North America wasn’t always about rows of individual houses, sprawling neighborhoods and tree-lined streets. 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 the word about them through independent, ...
  • Artist Workspace Prototype Rolls Down Market Street

    Krista Canellakis
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Civic Innovation Spotlight Meeting of the Minds is working with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation (MOCI) to bring you the Civic Innovation Spotlight, a monthly feature that shares the stories of cutting-edge and innovative civic projects in San Francisco. This series shares the untold stories of government innovation and inspiration related to accessibility, education, health, energy, and ...
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