Richard Berry: How Can Cities Create Opportunities For The Homeless? As Albuquerque's mayor, Richard Berry tried a new approach to addressing panhandling: offering work and connecting homeless with city services. He says it's a more humane option more cities can try.
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Richard Berry: How Can Cities Create Opportunities For The Homeless?

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Richard Berry: How Can Cities Create Opportunities For The Homeless?

Richard Berry: How Can Cities Create Opportunities For The Homeless?

Richard Berry: How Can Cities Create Opportunities For The Homeless?

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Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Building Humane Cities.

About Richard Berry's TED Talk

As Albuquerque's mayor, Richard Berry tried a new approach to addressing panhandling: offering work and connecting homeless with city services. He says it's a more humane option more cities can try.

About Richard Berry

Richard Berry served as the mayor of Albuquerque from 2009 to 2017. In 2015, Berry started the "There's a Better Way" campaign, a work program that tries to combat the city's problem of panhandling and homelessness by offering day jobs to homeless residents.

Prior to that program, Berry launched "Heading Home," a program that provides housing to the chronically homeless. Before serving as mayor, Berry was a two term member of the New Mexico House of Representatives.