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November 29, 2016

The City Training a New Generation of Immigrant Leaders

Nashville has a program -- the first of its kind in the country -- that takes the long view on building connections, trust and leadership among New Americans.
September 25, 2015

Boston Lets Kids Do City Budgeting

In a pioneering experiment in “participatory budgeting,” city residents aged 12 to 25 are invited to come up with ideas for where to spend capital dollars and to vote on those ideas.
June 26, 2015

How Cities Can Collaborate With Citizens (on Deadline) to Solve Problems

Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Nairobi and Mexico City are preparing to launch the "GovCombinator."
December 5, 2014

The Best Way to Fix Buildings to Withstand Earthquakes

How to retrofit housing for earthquakes? Build more housing.
November 11, 2014

Cities Try to Measure Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Better

There are two forward leaps in how cities track pollution. One new effort aims to harmonize the many methods cities use for tracking their greenhouse-gas emissions. Meanwhile, London is looking to push the whole field of city emissions tracking to a new level.
September 11, 2014

Denmark Tests Out Innovative LED Ideas in Street Lighting

For cities switching to greener street lamps, Denmark is the place to look.
July 18, 2014

How Some Cities Get Real Innovation: Good Procurement Policies

Barcelona and Philadelphia are turning procurement upside down.
July 3, 2014

How to Remember Los Angeles Buildings

New technology is helping Los Angeles keep track of its architecture and landmarks.
June 5, 2014

There's a New, Better Way to Compare the World's Cities

Finally, observers have clear performance data for comparing cities.