THE FUTURE OF Community Design

THE FUTURE OF Community Design

Buffalo Mayor’s Address Lays Plans for Inclusive, Smart City

The State of the City address outlined plans to become a smart city, including 5G and mobile parking apps. But the mayor didn’t discuss how they’d replenish city funds after these upgrades, and some are concerned.

By Deidre Williams, The Buffalo News  |  February 22, 2020
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Louisiana Wants Change So Towns Can Keep Internet, Customers

About one quarter of all Lousianans don’t have any available Internet provider, which impacts business success and growth. State and fed officials are stepping in with hopes to have the entire state connected by 2029.

By Dan Boudreaux, The Advocate  |  February 22, 2020
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Lawmakers Want More Network Outage Info to Help Assure 911 Access

After California residents couldn’t call 911 during wildfires, four Congress members proposed a bill that would require the Federal Communications Commission to provide more information on telecom network outages.

By Will Schmitt, The Press Democrat  |  February 22, 2020
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The Challenges that Make Gentrifying Neighborhoods Special

Mixed-income and diverse neighborhoods are good for our cities. There are policies we can pursue that can help to keep housing affordable and protect these communities' legacy residents.

By Jabari Simama, Education and Government Columnist  |  February 24, 2020
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Public Electric Utility Flip Could Raise Rates, Lower Revenue

A report found that switching Maine’s privately owned electric utility to a publicly owned one could raise customer rates and decrease state tax revenue. But some want more analysis on customer service and reliability first.

By Peter McGuire, Portland Press Herald  |  February 20, 2020
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