David Raskin was a GOVERNING contributor. He teaches communications and English at Temple University and the Community College of Philadelphia.

April 30, 2012

Revisiting the Hope VI Public Housing Program’s Legacy

Hope VI developments, which replaced huge projects with smaller units that matched the scale of the neighborhood, were supposed to represent a new way of thinking about low-income housing. They didn’t always get it right.
October 31, 2011

New Jersey Comes to Atlantic City’s Rescue

With revenues in freefall, the state has stepped in to save a city in decline.
September 30, 2009

In Pennsylvania, Re-Thinking the State Liquor Store

Most Pennsylvanians over the age of 40 can remember when buying wine or liquor in their state meant walking into one of several hundred state-owned stores...