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Urban Innovator of the Week: Pashon Murray

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. It has been over two years since Urban Innovation...

In Kinshasa, building a fashion industry one stitch at a time

By Stephanie Bakker & Yvonne Brandwijk KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo — Born here 33 years ago, Gloria Mteyu went abroad to find her way in the fashion industry. Mteyu studied in New York and at the fashion academy in Milan, and worked in Paris for the...

Urban Innovator of the Week: Eric Avner

Eric Avner has managed the community development programs for the Cincinnati-based Haile Foundation since 2008. During that time, he says, the Haile Foundation did “the normal foundation things” – funding philanthropic programs, as foundations do. But then...

The Case for Basic Income

These days, advances in technology are allowing us to do new and amazing things. But these advances can come with a cost: as technology is used for more and more purposes, it can disrupt the traditional labor model and put people out of work by automating their jobs....

Urban Innovator of the Week: Carlo “Khali” Sweeney

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. When Carlo “Khali” Sweeney first...

Hungry for the Holidays: A Look at Urban Food Insecurity

During these holiday months, most of us are gathering with family and friends, feeling grateful for what we have (and/or letting our families drive us crazy), and eating a bounty of our favorite foods of the season between Thanksgiving, Friendsgivings, work parties,...

What Do We Need to Build Sustainable Cities?

Every so often, I find it important to reset and to re-envision what a successful future looks like. This article seeks to take a step back and revisit the fundamentals of what the building of a sustainable city requires. The footprint of cities is a heavy contributor...
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