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Policy Innovations is a weekly online magazine devoted to innovators and their ideas for a fairer globalization. The Policy Innovations feed includes all major articles, briefings, commentary, and multimedia published on the website.

China Must Stop Building Car-Centered Cities

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:00am
Urban planner Peter Calthorpe calls for an end to China's car-centered approach to urban development, and offers alternatives

A Critical Look at Geoengineering Against Climate Change

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:00am
Environmental scientist David Keith proposes a cheap, effective, shocking means to address climate change: What if we injected a huge cloud of ash into the atmosphere to deflect sunlight and heat?

We Know It Works, So Let’s Keep Women’s Health Central in Global Development

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:00am
Few investments reap such rewards such as those in women.

How Schools Kill Creativity

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:00am
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

The Rise of the Robots

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:00am
The question is not whether robots and computers will make human labor infinitely more productive, but whether the jobs outside of the robot-computer economy remain valuable and in high demand.

What Water's Worth

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:00am
Are the current efforts to improve the management of water scarcity adequate? In countries such as India, the government's decision to provide free electricity for irrigation—in order to push production—has created a new problem: over-pumping.

Why the Non-Communicable Diseases Response Needs Universal Health Coverage

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:00am
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is key for a future in which health systems respond effectively to epidemics.

Why Isn't Food a Public Good?

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:57am
What would the world look like if we were to treat food as a public good or commons and not merely as a commodity?

Ice Buckets and Ebola

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:00am

Zhao Zhong: Lessons from the Bottom Up

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:00am
After an accident where nature nearly took his life, Zhao Zhong has been on a mission to protect the environment in his homeland of China.

Empowering Women and Girls: The Impact of Gender Equality on Public Health

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:30am
Gender inequality is a strong driver of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. How can we reach out to women to correct this imbalance and save lives?

The Next Generation Greenhouse

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:40pm
Four Dutch engineers have started a revolution. They have developed plan production units the size of a city block and just a few stories high capable of producing the same volume of crops as a large farm.


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