TABLE of CONTENTS September 2012
BY Neil Howe
The baby boom generation is about to retire, and it has vastly different wants, needs, likes and dislikes than the generations before them.
The wave of boomer retirees will transform the way cities look, from the way they grow and sprawl to minutiae such as curb heights and the fonts on street signs.
The strategy involves partnering with other agencies and nonprofits to improve convenience for individual riders, especially seniors, and achieve cost savings at the same time.
The parks, which feature low-impact exercise equipment designed for adults, started abroad and are just now taking off in the United States.
They hold tremendous influence -- more than half the voting-age population is now over 45 -- but baby boomers and their role at the polls are a bit hard to pin down.
In contrast to some states’ anti-immigration policies, a few cities are actively trying to attract immigrants to boost their own economies.
For all their charts and graphs, CAFRs don’t tell public officials -- or the public -- anything about fiscal sustainability or whether a locality’s finances might be trending south.
POLITICS + POLICY
Recalls have been on the rise. But after Gov. Scott Walker survived his election, two other high-profile recall attempts failed in Michigan and California.
Mitt Romney's running mate wants to make Medicaid a block grant. How could this controversial proposal affect states?
Voters in the Atlanta region rejected a ballot measure to raise sales taxes by a penny to fund some $6 billion in transportation projects.
The nation’s capital is more about what you own these days than what you do.
The EPA released a new framework that it says will offer cities more flexibility and maybe more savings as they try to stop sewer runoff into lakes and rivers.
The state is encouraging residents to abide by four healthy behaviors and monitor four health measures. Now all it has to do is convince people to follow the plan.
The city is hoping that remotely controlled lights connected to mini-grids can cut maintenance and energy costs as well as CO2 emissions.
The campus throws academics, nonprofits and businesses together to facilitate the constant and intense interaction required to bring research breakthroughs to market.
Drug abuse is a common problem in child neglect cases. An Arizona program treats parents who risk losing their kids.
The new technology will improve worker safety, cut down on repair time and save money.
Public workers can submit their cost-cutting ideas to the state and receive 10 percent of the savings, if implemented.
Some worry terrorists could shut down the economy with the click of a mouse.