Society

A large focus area that includes health, community, social equity, education, arts & culture, and homelessness.

Bogotá Mayor Enrique Peñalosa on making better cities

By Neal Peirce & Gregory Scruggs This week, hundreds of mayors around the world head to Bogotá, Colombia, for what is billed as the largest gathering of the world’s local leaders: the Congress of United Cities and Local Governments. Their host is Mayor Enrique...

The Unlikeliest Innovations in Community Planning

In a few short weeks, ArtPlace America will announce $10.5 million in new investments in more than 25 projects across the United States that address public safety, housing, agriculture and food systems, environment and energy, and many other critical issues facing our...

How Kampala is building a culture of taxpaying

By Amy Fallon KAMPALA, Uganda — Standing in front of a van packed with passengers and luggage on the roof rack, taxi driver Abu Mugisha is glued to his smartphone — paying his taxes. Editors note: This article first appeared in Citiscope.org and is reprinted with...

The Infrastructure of Learning in a Net-Centric City

Kansas City is a net-centric, digital city. To be fair, this is a self-appointed label, but nonetheless, Kansas City makes a good case for it. I believe that net-centricity is a status, not a state, and we are constantly striving toward that goal. Cities are usually...

Urban Innovator of the Week: James Johnson-Piett

This profile was originally published by Urban Innovation Exchange in partnership with Meeting of the Minds and Kresge Foundation. For more stories of people changing cities, visit UIXCities.com and follow @UIXCities. James Johnson-Piett, principal and CEO of New...

Urban Innovator of the Week: Steve Barlow

This profile was originally published by Urban Innovation Exchange in partnership with Meeting of the Minds and Kresge Foundation. For more stories of people changing cities, visit UIXCities.com and follow @UIXCities. Steve Barlow is a partner in Brewer & Barlow...
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