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Philadelphia reduced school-based arrests by 91% since 2013—researchers explain the effects of keeping kids out of the legal system


COMMENTARY | Launched in 2014, the city's diversion program looks to prevent youths from being referred to the criminal justice system. In the first five years, it decreased school-based arrests by 84%, and researchers say it saves taxpayers millions of dollars.

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How Can the Scottish Parliament Be Improved as a Legislature?  

Paul Cairney

This post summarises my article (in 2013) that reflected on the Scottish Parliament’s role and influence as a legislature after its first decade. After 25 years of devolution, how many of these points still ring true? The aim is to … Continue reading →

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Can Job Training Reduce a City’s Infant Mortality Rate and Increase Economic Mobility?

NLC (National League of Cities)

In 2013, the state of Ohio deemed Akron and Summit County as one of nine Ohio Equity Institute (OEI) communities due to its extremely high infant mortality rate, particularly in the African American community. In Akron, Ohio, we think it can.

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CESER’s SLTT Program Builds Cybersecurity Cooperation for Energy Infrastructure

State Tech Magazine

In 2013, a sniper fired on… But this is precisely the kind of assault on energy infrastructure for which federal and state officials across the country have spent years preparing action plans. Vandalizing power stations isn’t a new phenomenon.

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Upholstered cushions affixed to a wall bench by a bus stop on wall by a bus stop on Hackney Road (Bethnal Green/Shoreditch, London) upholstered by the trainees in the Shoreditch Design Rooms upholstery program

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

. -- Shoreditch Design Rooms Also see: -- " Bus shelters as social spaces ," 2020 -- " Pathetic not revelatory: Quality of bus stop study in San Francisco ," 2021 -- " Transit, stations, and placemaking: stations as entrypoints into neighborhoods ," 2013

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A Decade of Connect Karo: Advancing Urban Development, Food Security, Climate Resilience and Electric Mobility

The City Fix

Since 2013, WRI India’s annual flagship event, Connect Karo, has served as a platform for facilitating dialogue between policymakers, experts. Join us July 17-18 for Connect Karo 2023 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Register now and review the agenda.

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How London Uses Road Fees to Tackle Air Pollution and Inequality

The City Fix

More recently, in 2013, Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah died at the hands of air pollution. Half a century ago, a lethal haze of smoke and fog, otherwise known as the Great Smog of 1952, covered London and killed as many as 12,000 people. Continue reading on

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