July 7, 2017
That’s how long it took to build one of America’s most ambitious public works projects, and that’s how long its bicentennial will be celebrated.
May 23, 2017
Smither Park celebrates folk art -- but only if it's recycled or reused.
April 14, 2017
A tunnel-boring machine recently dug a two-and-a-half-mile-hole beneath the surface of the nation's capital. It only took 366 days.
March 16, 2017
In an effort to save money, some governments are unpaving roads.
February 1, 2017
The Spring Street Salt Shed has been lauded as one of the city's best public sculptures.
January 27, 2017
In 1970, an architect began building a self-sustaining town of the future. Now it stands as a lab for environmentally conscious urban planners.
May 24, 2016
As the city prepares to debut new streetcars, here’s a last look at their old ones.
May 13, 2016
Many state capitols were designed to inspire with soaring architecture. The view from the top offers a unique perspective.
April 1, 2016
The sleek new stations throughout the city let users make 911 calls and search the web -- all for free.
February 24, 2016
To fulfill a campaign promise, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe stocked his new digs with egg-laying chickens.
January 15, 2016
The small, rural town of Gifford, S.C., survives with help from just 12 enthusiastic public employees -- most of whom aren't even paid.
December 1, 2015
The city's main train station, which shuttered its doors in 1988, is getting a makeover.
November 1, 2015
Portland, Ore., is home to one of only two aerial commuter trams in the United States.
July 1, 2015
Truth or Consequences, N.M., is hoping space tourism will transform the sleepy desert town.
July 1, 2015
What began as a day in 1962 has morphed into a weeklong celebration.
May 1, 2015
The dwindling number of bees has a direct impact on the economy, which is what keeps state beekeepers like Tammy Horn going.
April 1, 2015
Residents of Whittier, Alaska, have to take the elevator or stairs wherever they go in the wintertime.
March 1, 2015
Southern California’s Salton Sea has been neglected for decades, but there’s reason to hope for its restoration.
January 1, 2015
The state's legislature has one of the most extensive page programs still running in the country, paying teens to assist and live like lawmakers.
January 1, 2015
How Irish nationalism in Syracuse, N.Y., resulted in a world-renowned upside-down traffic light.
November 1, 2014
It’s home to four buildings, each dating back to the 18th century.
October 1, 2014
What seems like a simple romantic gesture is actually a major maintenance issue for bridges.
July 1, 2014
Museums in several cities are hanging art on walls throughout the streets.
May 1, 2014
The Haskell Free Library and Opera House was intentionally built straddling the border between Quebec and Vermont.
March 1, 2014
In the 1800s, Philadelphia built a prison that isolated inmates so they could meditate and become genuinely penitent. But as views on isolating inmates evolved over time, the prison was forced to close its doors.
March 1, 2014
The design for part of one of Los Angeles’ airports was inspired by the spacecraft from the film The War of the Worlds.
June 28, 2013
Schwinn bikes first appeared on streets in the 19th century and were built in such a unique way that decades-old Schwinns can still be seen in Chicago and other bike-friendly cities.
April 30, 2013
In Santa Rosa, Calif., the electricity powering a lamp may very well come from recycled wastewater.
January 11, 2012
Governing Design Director David Kidd went on assignment to photograph Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. He came back with an architecture review of Boston's old and current city hall.
April 4, 2011
Design Director David Kidd followed Staff Writer John Buntin as they experienced life as a volunteer in Redlands, Calif., a place where volunteers take on jobs the city can't afford.
February 25, 2011
The battle over public sector unions in Madison has thrust state legislators into the limelight. Meet some of the players in this slideshow.
June 8, 2010
Photographer David Kidd went with reporters to L.A. and Chicago for stories on police stations and transportation systems respectively, but ended up on the beach in both cities.
May 18, 2010
While touring two vastly different areas of the Bay area last month, GOVERNING's photographer found that both communities have problems and depend on citizens and activists to resolve them.
April 27, 2010
I was in San Francisco in March, taking pictures for John Buntin's May story about that city's efforts to clean up its roughest neighborhood, the ...
March 17, 2010
Governing writer John Buntin and I were in Denver in February to look into that city's use of DNA testing as a means of ...
February 2, 2010
Syracusans have much to be proud of. Their city has a long history of accomplishments. But there is one accomplishment that many of its citizens ...
February 1, 2010
There are places nationwide that get more snow, but among cities with populations greater than 100,000, Syracuse's snowfall is supreme.
January 12, 2010
While on assignment in Syracuse last week, I did what I always do: drive around to see the old neighborhood and my favorite places in ...
November 17, 2009
Writer Rob Gurwitt and I were in Providence City Hall: he to gather information for an upcoming story, and I to take pictures of whomever ...
November 3, 2009
Some conversations tend to be of "high" priority. Photo by David Kidd As part of Governing's 2009 Public Official of the Year coverage, I spent the ...