Changing the Labels of Newark
From “Brick City” to “Renaissance City,” Mayor Ras Baraka and his economic development team are rebranding Newark to focus on tech-driven wealth generation and establishing New Jersey’s first land bank.
The Value of Opportunity
How the next City Accelerator Cohort aims to promote economic inclusion and scale inclusive procurement
Which P3 Model Works Best For Your Project?
With more than a dozen different ways to structure a public-private partnership, figuring out the most appropriate one for a given project can be hard. Here's a list of what's out there.
Civic Engagement Success
We revisit Atlanta’s efforts to include its low-income residents in a major capitol redevelopment project.
Moving Forward Without the Feds
The infrastructure finance cohort convening in Washington, D.C., proved that local ingenuity combined with the right partners can push projects ahead.
How Roanoke Rocks Civic Engagement
The city proves that a “one-man show” mixed with a little creativity and innovation is sometimes all it takes to connect with the public.
Pittsburgh Steps Up
How the city turned adversity into advantage to help tackle a unique infrastructure challenge
Bringing It Home
Even communities far away can face familiar challenges and offer replicable solutions.
The Buck Starts Here
The capital project development process needs early consideration of revenue and finance.
Taking the Long View
Civic innovation and investment will undoubtedly bring challenges and criticisms, but leaders are wise to stay the course.
And Divided We Fall
To prosper, cities must address their neighborhoods of neglect -- where poverty, unemployment and failing education is the status quo.
A Laboratory for Social Change
After being devastated by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is creating a more effective, equitable health system and reinvigorating all segments of its community.
Removing Blight, One Block at a Time
A nonprofit founded by mayors is helping seven cities finance and organize community service projects to revitalize low-income urban neighborhoods.
Where's Your Pothole?
Additional innovation is needed for infrastructure issues that aggravate the public.
California and Alabama the Worst in Child Homelessness
The sheer number of kids in California who have nowhere to call home and the failure of the state's leaders to address the growing crisis place it 48th among the 50 states for dealing with children's homelessness -- ranking it just above Mississippi and Alabama.
The Art of Change
One way innovative cities helped curb homelessness? Parking meters.