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Can Low-Income Voters Make the Difference in Wisconsin? 7.11.2018 American Prospect
Fight for 15 Fight for 15 canvasser Reyna Gengler  As Election Day arrives, the Wisconsin governor’s race between incumbent Republican Scott Walker and Democrat Tony Evers is, according to some polls, a  virtual tie . As the ubiquitous saying goes, “It all comes down to turnout,” and progressive groups in Wisconsin are working to make sure low-income voters can make that difference. Low-income voters often sit out elections—especially midterms—for a number of reasons: They’re much less likely to have a government-issued ID, which can dampen turnout in states with strict voter-ID laws, as it did in Wisconsin in 2016. Various policies further restrict access, like rigorous address requirements that make it more difficult for a person that may move frequently—which low-income people are more like to do—to register to vote. They also might have to work on Election Day, sometimes more than one job, at places with unstable scheduling where it’s hard to get time off. Or they might have caregiving ...
Putting the Poor First to Improve Sanitation in Kampala 31.10.2018 THE CITY FIX
For decades, Kampala has raced to keep up with its own rapid growth. Set alongside Lake Victoria, the Ugandan capital more than quadrupled in physical footprint between 1991 and 2012 as population doubled to 1.5 million people. One of Kampala’s ...
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Innovating for 100 31.10.2018 GreenBiz.com
It’s no secret that Silicon Valley drives the tech world. From smart cars to smart homes, California continues to boast the world’s latest high-tech innovations and developments. Yet many Californians still lack access to technological advancements that could dramatically improve their everyday lives. High-tech products and services are viewed by many residents in low- to moderate-income communities as out-of-reach luxuries rather than attainable necessities.
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Can we use start-up strategies to scale social impact? 27.10.2018 GreenBiz.com
Take the cases of mobile phone adoption and clean water access.
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Pa.'s outdoor spaces at risk due to Congressional neglect. Here's what needs to change | Opinion 22.10.2018 Philly.com News
Overall, outdoor recreation contributes a staggering $29.1 billion annually to the Pa. economy and generates $1.9 billion in state and local tax revenue that funds our public schools and the vital social programs that our communities depend on.
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Can't find an affordable home? Try living in a pod 21.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Co-living projects are popping up in cities where housing costs are too expensive for middle-income residents. It's dorm life for adults, with shared kitchens and bathrooms, and it doesn't come cheap.
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Extend the Broad Street Line north, make parking permits more expensive, and more radical ideas to calm Philly's traffic woes and make us a better city | Opinion 20.10.2018 Philly.com News
We've tapped some advocates and experts for radical ideas for what Philadelphia can do to address our transportation problems and make us a better city.
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What Happens When You Can’t Catch a Ride to the Polls? 15.10.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Steve Karnowski) Voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis on September 20, 2018, for Friday's opening of early voting in Minnesota. mobility_icon.png Getting a ride with Uber or Lyft doesn’t spring immediately to mind as an example of democracy in action, but on Election Day, the companies plan to offer discounted rides and free trips to voters facing transportation challenges in partnership with groups like #VoteTogether and DemocracyWorks (Uber) and the National Federation of the Blind, Voto Latino, and the National Urban League (Lyft). There’s more to this than good corporate citizenship, as the firms anticipate profiting from their discounted fares and from broadening their rider base, though they also are working with voting-rights groups to raise awareness of voter-registration tools and other election information. Forward-thinking transit systems in some cities and smaller locales also offer free rides on Election Day. But most people fend for themselves. Many voters do not have ...
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SEPTA is investigating claims of fraudulent charges for poor using new fare card 12.10.2018 Philly.com News
SEPTA is looking into how its fare card might allow people to take advantage of the poor.
Jim Kenney 1,000 days in: The fine print of the Philly mayor's promises 10.10.2018 Philly.com News
End stop-and-frisk. Implement universal pre-K. Send tens of millions of dollars more to Philadelphia's schools. Create family-sustaining jobs. On his 1,000th day in office, Mayor Jim Kenney released a progress report. We ran a fine-tooth comb through it to determine what he's really gotten done.
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The transportation equity conundrum: 6 ways cities can improve mobility without displacement 9.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
There are countless opportunities — but limited investment funds.
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Doctor: Soda tax is working | Commentary 1.10.2018 Philly.com News
It is a good thing that Philadelphia stores are carrying fewer sugary beverages and more bottled water; it is a good thing consumers are changing behaviors; and it's a good thing jobs have not been impacted.
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Gov. Wolf, waive the fee for birth certificates so state IDs are easier to get | Ronnie Polaneczky 17.9.2018 Philly.com News
Without a state-issued ID, an already tough life gets much tougher for poor people whose safety nets tattered a long time ago.
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How utilities can collaborate with low- and moderate-income customers to do more 13.9.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
And five ways that new business models can involve communities in decision-making.
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Can Housing Be Affordable Without Being Efficient? 6.9.2018 THE CITY FIX
About 3 billion people, or 40 percent of the world’s population, will need new housing by 2030. That will require constructing approximately 21 million new homes every year across the world. Several of the fastest-growing countries have ambitious goals to ...
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Equitable Planning in Ahmedabad: Beyond Eminent Domain 5.9.2018 THE CITY FIX
A huge challenge for growing cities is provision of core services and infrastructure. Every time a new neighborhood crops up, services like roads, water and sanitation, education, and health centers must be extended to cover new residents. In practice, cities ...
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4 cities using transportation data to be more sustainable and socially inclusive 28.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
These urban areas are tracking the barriers deterring their citizens from using public transit — and fixing them.
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Baltimore Reckons with Its Racist Past—and Present 22.8.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) Demonstrators protest outside of the courthouse in Baltimore after a mistrial was declared in the manslaughter trial of Officer William Porter, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, on December 16, 2015. Just over a century ago, in 1911, the Baltimore city council adopted the first residential segregation law in the country, forbidding black people from living in predominantly white neighborhoods. Though the Supreme Court ruled such policies unconstitutional seven years later, the consequences of the law, as well as the consequences of subsequent racist policies and practices like redlining , the displacement of black families, and mass incarceration remain. Today, Baltimore is one of the most segregated cities in the nation, where black residents make up a majority of the population but do worse than the average black American—and far worse than the average white Baltimore resident—on almost every measure of general ...
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Pune: Civil Society Coalitions, Policy Contradictions, and Unsteady Transformation 15.8.2018 WRI Stories
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Comcast expands Internet Essentials to all low-income veterans, signs up nearly 20K Philadelphia families in last year 14.8.2018 Philly.com News
Comcast's Internet Essentials program has been expanded to include all low-income veterans.
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