TABLE of CONTENTS November 2012Cover Story
BY Dylan Scott
The country is poised to transition from one of the world’s biggest consumers of energy to one of its largest producers.
Once a relative novelty, communal living facilities continue to increase in popularity -- and they could become a key part of the way developers and cities accommodate an aging population. View our series on aging here.
A comprehensive solution to replenish municipal coffers has yet to emerge.
POLITICS + POLICY
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal doesn’t even bother working with the state Legislature. Does it matter?
Cleveland has started a yearlong series of forums on race relations to educate citizens and city leaders.
New York has been reluctant to embrace technology when it comes to counting votes. Could the state’s hesitation be the source for its recent election debacles? For full election coverage, go to Governing's Election Center.
An internship program in Georgia is hoping to open young minds to a career in public service.
Elections and governance have become so intertwined that it’s hard to know when campaigns begin or end. We do know we need big ideas.
Nearly every state has a program to track prescription drugs, but most lack the technology to keep up. Pilot programs in Indiana and Ohio may change that.
Millions of millennials will soon be putting down roots. Cities and suburbs that are less attractive to them have a limited window to turn things around.
McDowell County may be the first rural community to build housing to attract young teachers. It could be a model for other counties facing waning populations and crumbling infrastructure.
Instead of simply preselecting private- or public-sector employees, managed competition means projects can be put out for bid with both groups competing for work.
District of Columbia police aim to work with developers to design safe environments that prevent crime.
Washington, D.C., one of the most congested cities in the country, is testing technology that could ease traffic gridlock.