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.

  • The Real Root of Obamacare’s IT Problems
  • All of the legal and legislative challenges to Obamacare leading up to the opening of the health insurance marketplaces would have wreaked havoc on any IT project.




  • 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.


  • Meter Shock in Cincinnati
  • Privatizing parking meters was a disaster for Chicago. So why is Cincinnati doing it?

Events & Webinars


  • Forward Looking Intelligence: Planning for the Baby Boomer Impact
  • July 22, 2014
  • Close to 20 percent of the nation’s population will be over the age of 65 in 15 years. The socioeconomic impact created by the nation's aging population will be tremendous. All levels of government will be challenged to ensure effective and efficient service delivery with limited financial resources.



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