Emily Nonko, Next City

Emily Nonko

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New York, United States

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Recent articles by Emily:

On 99-Year Anniversary of Race Massacre, Tulsa Reckons With History

A memorial walk and history center are both on track to open next year. → Read More

How a Detroit Landmark Built a Space for Creative, Minority-Owned Businesses

“When they told me about the program and subsidizing the rent, I realized I actually could afford this.” → Read More

Why San Francisco’s Librarians Make Great Contact Tracers

More than 40 San Francisco librarians are now contact tracers. → Read More

How Detroit Gets People Around During a Pandemic

The city is finding creative solutions to mobility challenges. → Read More

Philadelphia Based Artists Fill the Walls With Hope, and Public Safety Know-How

A new collaboration brings public safety messaging to vulnerable communities, through art. → Read More

Lessons From AIDS Epidemic Inform Pandemic Response for NYC Homeless

As the COVID-19 crisis intensified across New York City, the co-founder and chief executive of the HIV/AIDS advocacy organization Housing Works took on a new Sunday routine. Charles King put on a protective Tyvek suit and spent four hours cleaning hotel rooms designated to house homeless New Yorkers who tested positive for COVID-19. “We’re cleaning rooms for those who aren’t able to and it’s a… → Read More

National Network to Feed Frontline COVID-19 Workers Emerges

Early initiatives had humble beginnings, but a national model is springing up. → Read More

California’s Streamlined SNAP App Pivots to Meet COVID-19 Demand

“We keep hitting a new record of application volume each day." → Read More

After Years of Organizing, Affordable Housing, Library Coming to Boston Chinatown

The deal has been a long time coming for Chinatown advocates. → Read More

LA County Plans ‘Restorative Care Villages’ on Hospital Land

These "villages" are designed to provide residents with a full continuum of services. → Read More

These California Cities Are Breaking Down Long-Standing Silos to Address Homelessness

“Homelessness is a problem that touches almost every aspect of what a city does.” → Read More

The City That Plans to Completely End Homelessness

The city has already reached "functional zero" for veterans and the chronically homeless. Next up: youth, families, and everyone else. → Read More

What If Pay-to-Relocate Went National?

Giving people money to relocate for the prospect of a better job has had mixed results. → Read More

Campaign Unveils Hidden History of Slavery in California

California entered the Union as a free state, but there are hidden stories of slavery to be told. → Read More

Art Helps Returning Citizens ‘Cross the Threshold’

“The whole idea of healing from the shame and trauma of incarceration — no one really talks about it." → Read More

Bringing Climate to the Classroom in Brooklyn

“Working with younger people is the way to start changing hearts and minds." → Read More

Could a Four-Day Workweek Work in the U.S.?

A tiny but growing movement is advocating for an extra weekend day. → Read More

State Crowdfunding Campaign Leads to Restoration of Hamtramck’s African-American Ballpark

The Public Spaces Community Places program allows Michigan residents to use crowdfunding to support public space projects in their communities. → Read More

Cooperative Works to Save the Only Black-Owned Bookstore in Kentucky

“There aren’t necessarily a lot of safe spaces around town to have conversations about racial and economic inequality.” → Read More

Minneapolis’ Somali-American Community Can Soon Bypass the Bank to Buy Homes

"Do we really need the bank if we’re collectively investing and collectively creating wealth among all of us?” → Read More