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Grand Rapids, Mich., stands as tangible evidence of what cities can do to reduce human impact on the environment. But the city’s efforts also underscore its limitations.
BY J.B. Wogan
States have reduced smoking to an all-time low. But future efforts suddenly seem hazy.
BY Chris Kardish
Many cities that declare bankruptcy ultimately emerge from it in a year or two. But regaining the trust of their citizens is a long-term proposition.
BY Liz Farmer
POLITICS + POLICY
That’s what the U.S. Supreme Court will decide in a case that could make judicial elections even more like other political races.
BY Daniel C. Vock
As demand for data analysts in government grows, what may be the nation's first master’s program that teaches not just public policy knowledge but technology skills too has launched.
BY J.B. Wogan
Inspired by an idea that originated in 1970s Brazil, urban planners in America are increasingly thinking small scale to solve big problems.
BY Alan Ehrenhalt
Candidates like Texas Sen. Wendy Davis and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald are examples of the Peter Principle: They were both successful, but both lost their campaigns for higher office.
BY Alan Greenblatt
Artificial light is a growing problem that’s hurting humans and animals. What are cities doing about it?
BY Elizabeth Daigneau
It’s time to rethink how we manage transit systems.
BY Alex Marshall
Having a high number of deeply entrenched residents helps shape the character of a city. See how your city’s population compares to others.
BY Mike Maciag
How the public sector can use data and analytics to help knit communities back together.
BY Mark Funkhouser
Municipal bond investors have started asking governments to disclose their area's environmental hazards, but a lot of the information they want is not yet known.
BY Justin Marlowe
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