Blight is eating American cities. Mobile, Alabama, stopped it

In Minot, we’re not immune to blight. Through the help of HUD resources, we’re making progress on flood-impacted zombie homes, but that’s far from a solution to the larger systemic challenges and root causes. And the scary thing about blight — it breeds more blight. It’s like a cancer or a weed that spreads. In

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Forget the farmer’s market, Atlanta built a 7-acre edible forest

In a world where ‘food desert’ is an increasingly used term (it’s an area with limited access to nutritious, fresh food), Atlanta is pushing back with an oasis of fruit trees, paths and planting boxes for gardens. Get the full story from Fast Company.

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In this college class, the assignment is to solve a local problem

At a California a School often vilified for in our part of the world for being a haven for progressive policy and activism, students are being asked to look inward — at their own cities — to identify and solve a local problem. Fast Company has the full story on the ‘Hacking For Local‘ class.

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Everyone hates passwords. Good news: They’re about to die

If you’re among the high percentage of people who use ‘password’ for your password, don’t worry — your days of the annoying security prompts are numbered. It turns out passwords aren’t the best or even the expected security solution for the future; check out the article linked below from Fast Company to see where we’re

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The best (and easiest) thing your city can do for itself? Plant more trees

With stories of environmental ruin in the news feed, perhaps you’re wondering what can be done? Here’s one perspective on — if not a solution — a step in a better direction: plant more trees. Heather Alberro writing for Fast Company makes the argument for planting more trees. And she’s not alone in her thinking;

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How Elf Rights Activists Are Influencing Iceland’s Infrastructure

In Iceland, the government is going out of its way to protect the rights of mythical creatures. Here in North Dakota, we’re still working on protecting the rights of real, live people.

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