Columns & Blogs











  • The Wrong Ways to Elect America's Mayors
  • Holding partisan mayoral elections ensures low voter turnout and disenfranchises vast numbers of voters. So does voting in odd-numbered years. We need to re-think how we approach these important elections.





  • How to Stop a City's Cycle of Decline
  • Troubled cities need to look honestly at their trajectory and forecast for the future -- or else they may become the next Detroit.

Events & Webinars

  • GOV - Accela Webinar 1 of 2 - 3/5/2015
  • March 5, 2015
  • Roadway construction and maintenance are among the most essential of all government services. Effective right-of-way management keeps traffic flowing smoothly, construction on schedule, and costs within budget.

  • GOV - Microsoft Webinar - 03/10/2015
  • March 10, 2015
  • Given the broad spectrum of risks associated with managing state and local governments of all sizes, most would agree that the risks they face have grown exponentially in the past decade.



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