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  • How 40 mayors are learning to solve the world’s biggest problems
    By Tenley E. Albright, MD and Board Member, Bloomberg Philanthropies I really like something Michael Bloomberg says about mayors—that they do almost everything governors and presidents do, except sign treaties. It’s a point I kept returning to this week as I attended the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, a first-of-its-kind executive training program for 40 […] The post How 40 mayors a...
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  • Meet our 2017 CollegePoint Scholars! (Part 2)
    Thirty CollegePoint students from the high school Class of 2017 were selected to receive scholarships based on their stellar academic achievement and completion of key CollegePoint milestones. The scholarship, supported by the Thompson Family Foundation and Bloomberg LP employees, is a last-dollar award designed to cover unmet costs for students at their institution of choice. […] The post Meet ou...
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  • Vibrant Oceans Q&A: Publishing Vessel Monitoring System Data on Global Fishing Watch
    The global losses due to illegal fishing and overfishing cost the world’s economy up to $23.5 billion annually. Vessels are getting away with these harmful practices by failing to report where they are fishing and what they are catching. They’re fishing in protected waters and depleting the fisheries of certain species, diminishing populations to irreparable […] The post Vibrant Oceans Q&A: Publis...
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  • How Budget Advocacy is Central to Family Planning in Uganda
    To celebrate the 5-year mark of Family Planning 2020, Lori Adelman, Director of Global Communications at our partner Planned Parenthood Global, explains how local budget advocacy in Uganda contributes to the broader goal of expanding family planning access to an additional 120 million women and girls. “Family planning is good for the health of the […] The post How Budget Advocacy is Central to Fam...
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  • Meet our 2017 CollegePoint Scholars! (Part 1)
    Thirty CollegePoint students from the high school Class of 2017 were selected to receive scholarships based on their stellar academic achievement and completion of key CollegePoint milestones. The scholarship, supported by the Thompson Family Foundation and Bloomberg LP employees, is a last-dollar award designed to cover unmet costs for students at their institution of choice. […] The post Meet ou...
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  • Public Health Team Q&A: Recent wins in tobacco control globally and in the US
    Morgan Zeiss, a rising senior at Georgetown University and summer intern for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Health team, took a few minutes to interview staff and partners on the latest updates in tobacco control globally. 1. What role has Bloomberg Philanthropies played in tobacco control? Bloomberg Philanthropies has funded a global initiative to reduce tobacco use […] The post Public Health T...
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  • Global cities target loneliness among rapidly growing senior populations
    Life expectancy has been increasing for decades, and the world’s elderly population is expected to more than double – from 617 million to 1.6 billion – by 2050. Helping seniors thrive well into their golden years is one of the biggest challenges that cities face. That includes ensuring that older residents can remain connected to their communities. The post Global cities target loneliness among ra...
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  • 50 Reefs Q&A: Believing in the capacity of humans to self-correct
    Dr. Ameer Abdulla, Senior Marine Advisor, World Commission of Protected Areas, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) What are some of the challenges you’ve encountered as you work to protect reefs in the Maldives? I believe there is a general lack of recognition of the critical role coral reefs play in the persistence of the islands and the economy of the country. Of course this is...
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  • 50 Reefs Q&A: Prevention is better than a cure
    Dr. Sangeeta Mangubhai, Fiji Country Director, Wildlife Conservation Society Can you tell us about the problems that are affecting coral reefs globally? Coral reefs are facing an onslaught of stresses and pressures from land-based pollution, destructive fishing, overfishing, and climate change. Any one of these human caused stresses have the potential to impact coral reefs. Together they are causi...
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  • A profile in bold leadership: Sam Liccardo
    Last February, San José, California, was hit with its worst flood in centuries. After five years of drought, record-breaking rain led the nearby Anderson Dam to overflow, causing severe flooding in areas along Coyote Creek and 14,000 residents to be evacuated from their homes. Mayor Sam Liccardo asked the entire city to come to their neighbors’ aid. “Today, we’re calling on the whole community to ...
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  • Follow the Data Podcast Episode 10: The role of countries in the global tobacco crisis
    As the World Health Organization and people around the globe celebrate World No Tobacco Day, we invite you to join us for part two of our series on tobacco control. Over the last ten years the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use has successfully supported 59 countries in passing laws or policies, reaching nearly 3.5 billion people and saving an estimated 30 million lives. The post Follow th...
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  • 50 Reefs Q&A: Raising awareness on the importance of coral reef conservation in Indonesia
    With Rili Djohani, the Executive Director of Coral Triangle Center Can you tell us about the problems that are affecting coral reefs globally? More than 60 percent of the world’s reefs are under immediate and direct threat from local sources such as overfishing, destructive fishing, uncontrolled coastal development, watershed-based pollution, or marine-based pollution and direct physical damage fr...
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  • Nine of the most inspiring ideas I’ve seen this year
    By James Anderson, Bloomberg Philanthropies Government Innovation Amidst numerous global crises and fractured national politics, many are looking with increased urgency to cities for hope and to drive human progress. That’s why, now more than ever, we need bold creativity from local leaders. Here are nine ideas – some funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, many that aren’t –that show that our cities,...
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  • What the World Will Learn from Chile’s Bold Policy to Curb Obesity
    By Dr. Camila Corvalán, University of Chile’s Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology Countries around the world are facing a health crisis as rates of obesity and being overweight are increasing – and Chile is no exception. Chile has among the highest rates of obesity in Latin America: 66 percent of Chilean adults and 34 percent of Chilean children are obese or overweight. Since the 1980s, the...
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  • Big benefits from one tiny house
    To respond to this affordability challenge, Boston's Innovation Team (i-team) hopes to turn to a trend more common in style magazines than in affordable housing strategies – the tiny house movement. The movement promotes living in spaces about 400 square feet or less for reasons of energy efficiency, cost, and simple living. But before the city undertook the costly process of building smaller unit...
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  • A Profile in Bold Leadership: Rick Cole
    Under the guidance of City Manager Rick Cole, Santa Monica, California has redefined what it means to look out for residents’ health and welfare. Through its Wellbeing Project, a 2013 Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge winner, the city has created a Wellbeing Index that not only provides a baseline understanding of all it takes for people to thrive, it also helps the city measure its reside...
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  • Six Things Cities Need to Know About the Future of Autonomous Vehicles
    Cities will be the main stage where this AV revolution plays out. Inexpensive, efficient, and flexible mobility made possible by AVs could transform urban economies, restructure the shape of neighborhoods and regions, and change the way cities respond to complex challenges, from aging populations to economic disenfranchisement. The impacts could be as far-reaching as those fostered by the automobi...
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  • Santiago tackles childhood obesity with gamification
    Santiago is already tackling this health issue head-on. The city created the Juntos Santiago program as part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge in 2016. As one of the Challenge’s four $1 million prize winners, Santiago Mayor Felipe Alessandri is developing a neighborhood-level competition in which “teams” of 10- to 12-year-olds will be encouraged to choose healthier food options and to ...
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  • A profile in bold leadership: Stephanie Miner
    Stephanie Miner is serious about finding inventive ways to tackle the challenges her city faces. In her two terms as mayor of Syracuse, New York, her bold leadership has helped the city gain the upper hand on its 500 miles of centuries-old water infrastructure. Through a partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Teams (i-teams) program, Syracuse has analyzed data from as far back as th...
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  • Outsmarting the Deadliest Animal on Earth
    By Jessica Leighton, Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Health team In recognition of World Malaria Day, today we highlight Mike Bloomberg’s commitment to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Malaria Research Institute for its innovations in understanding, preventing and controlling malaria. The post Outsmarting the Deadliest Animal on Earth appeared first on Bloomberg Philanthropies.
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  • A profile in bold leadership: Mitch Landrieu
    In the seven years since he took office, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has proven the power of bold leadership, including an 18 percent drop in the murder rate, 16 percent decrease in unemployment among working-age African-American men, and numerous public-private partnerships that extended prosperity to new corners of the city. His city was also selected as one of five in the first cohort of t...
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  • Global Adult Tobacco Survey Shows 1 Million Fewer Smokers in Philippines
    The Department of Health recently announced good news coming out of the Philippines – there are at least 1 million fewer smokers. Data from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) revealed that between 2009 and 2015 smoking declined from 29.7 percent to 23.8 percent. The post Global Adult Tobacco Survey Shows 1 Million Fewer Smokers in Philippines appeared first on Bloomberg Philanthropies.
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  • New app helps Cape Coral, Florida fill potholes in no time flat
    Rolled out last November, “CapeConnect” allows residents to identify a specific piece of road – either by parcel, street or cross streets – that need immediate attention from city crews. Cape Coral officials outlined their initial success with the app at the second annual What Works Cities Summit in New York City on March 27-28. Residents can also call an information hotline in addition to using t...
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  • Stockholm Biochar Project, a Mayors Challenge Winner, Opens its First Plant
    Stockholm, Sweden celebrated the opening of an innovative new biochar facility that will work wonders in the city’s effort to fight climate change. A first-of-its-kind project, the facility turns plant waste from parks and homes – everything from grass clippings to trees and limbs – into carbon-capturing charcoal that residents can then use in their window boxes and gardens to promote plant growth...
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  • Autonomous Vehicles: Putting Cities in the Driver’s Seat
    By James Anderson, Government Innovation at Bloomberg Philanthropies Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute just concluded two inspiring days of discussion on cities and the transition to autonomous vehicles – a reality that’s no longer in the distant future. This convening, which brought together city officials with leading voices from the auto industry, tech and innovation sectors, soc...

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