TABLE of CONTENTS February 2013
BY David Hatch
Singapore is using data to redefine what it means to be a 21st-century metropolis.
Vienna has figured out how to offer high-quality apartments with low-cost rent and renters' rights that would be unheard of in the United States. Advocates say it's a model worth examining.
Nineteen of the 20 fastest-growing cities in the world last year were in China. For more from Governing's first-ever International Issue, click here.
For years, states have dallied over pay-for-performance in higher education. In Britain, they've been doing it for decades.
Few states have offices dedicated to examining increasingly popular P3 deals. Experts say it's time to copy Canada and change that.
At India's innovative Aravind hospitals, each doctor performs as many as 2,000 cataract surgeries annually.
POLITICS + POLICY
Some U.S. cities have dabbled in crowdsourcing -- asking citizens to help solve problems via the Internet -- but replicating Iceland’s approach on such a large scale may be hard.
A town destroyed by two earthquakes shows U.S. states and cities what they can do with areas decimated by natural disasters.
In an effort to reduce HIV rates that were approaching development-world levels, a government-run facility in the Canadian city welcomes people to use illegal substances under the supervision of medical professionals.
Experts are worried that disparate privacy rules between the two could pose a threat to future growth.
The United States isn't the only place where local marijuana policies clash with national laws. Even Amsterdam and the Dutch government have struggled with this tension. Read the rest of Governing's first-ever International Issue here.
The United Kingdom is giving unprecedented authority to its cities under a program that the United States could learn a thing or two from.
Health-care stakeholders are watching Mississippi's experience with a system created in Iran in the 1980s closely to see if it's worth promoting nationwide.
Storms, disease and the rigors of urban life have caused high mortality rates among trees in the United States. African countries found trees that sprout naturally are more resilient.
Many foreign countries provide faster, cheaper and more widespread Internet access than the United States. In most of them, governments are much more involved with telecom policies and funding.
View an interactive map with health costs for each country, and read our first-ever International Issue online Feb. 1.
There's a new push to get these 2,000 international partnerships working together on concrete development programs.
Cracking down on corruption is critical to China's growth.
Foreign investors matter to the municipal bond market for two reasons.