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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.

Let’s All Slow Down . . . Time to Prioritize People over Cars on our City Streets

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:00pm
New research supports the need for North American cities to really shift towards "slower" modes like walking and cycling.

New Mobile App for Eco-conscious Consumers Funded by Google, Facebook, and Amazon

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:25pm
OpenLabel provides reliable information about the sustainability of 20 million products. The days of nontransparent labeling may soon be gone.

Empowering Women at the Grassroots

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:00pm
Initiatives to develop the economic potential of women many times leave locally rooted organizations behind.

Breaking Europe's Climate Change Stalemate

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 5:00pm
Graeme Sweeney argues that the European Union must abandon ideological rigidity and invest in carbon capture.

How We Think: Reflections on Thought in The Digital Age

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:00am
On why now I do not have Wi-Fi in my apartment and relegate the first portion of my day to undisrupted and immersive activities such as writing, research or sketching at home.

Cancer Care for the Developing World

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 3:00pm
Lawrence N. Shulman calls for a global effort to ensure access to cancer treatment in developing countries.

Scrappy Solutions

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:00pm
A new regulation in Massachusetts (United States) aims to direct food waste away from landfills and toward more productive uses.

"I Like to Make Things that Do Not Have a Like or Download Button"

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:00pm
This Dutch designer is transforming the way cities and urban landscapes work and feel. Glowing trees and smart roads are just two of his revolutionary ideas.

The Responsible Investor’s Guide to Climate Change

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 5:00pm
Jeffrey D. Sachs & Lisa Sachs make the case that fossil-fuel divestment is only one option.

Innovate or Stagnate

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:00pm
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum says that when governments become complacent, they meet the same fate as most companies.

Modi's Clean India Needs More Actions than Photo-ops

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:00pm
The Swachh Bharat campaign needs to become more than a mere slogan. Otherwise, it will end up being added to the long list of India's many paradoxes.

Civic Engagement: One Simple Solution to Youth Disconnection

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 3:00pm
New research points the way to targeting volunteer and other civic engagement opportunities for youth who are most in danger of falling through the cracks.

Socrates in Silicon Valley

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 6:00pm
Has Silicon Valley lost its ethical compass? Lucy P. Marcus reflects on the tendency of the West Coast high-tech innovation hub to not examine itself.

Keystone XL: What's the Business Case?

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 3:00pm
As the Senate gets ready to hold the vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline later this week, RP Siegel reflects on the reasons people have given to support the project.

"Soy is a Huge Cloud Over All Agriculture"

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:00pm
Kathryn Redford has a mission: revolutionize the meat industry. How? By using insects in animal feed, instead of soy or corn.

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