Atlantic Cities Staff

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Urbanist Buzzwords to Rethink in 2014

Yes, including the word "urbanism."

What's the Most Surprising Thing You've Learned About Being a Mayor?

On becoming a waste management and parking policy expert.

Where Can You Go in Your City to Take a Break From Being Mayor?

Getting away from the job when you're always on the job.

What Ideas Have You Copied or Borrowed From Other Cities?

Stealing is encouraged among mayors.

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The Best Thing My City Did This Year

Our favorite urban observers weigh in on 2013 in their hometowns.

What's the Most Frustrating Part of Your Job?

Mayors open up about the stuff that gets them down.

What Do People Tend to Get Wrong About Your City?

Mayors address their worst cultural stereotypes.

Why Has No Sitting Mayor Ever Become President of the United States?

A few have tried, but none have succeeded.

Outside of Your Staff, Who Do You Listen to the Most?

Mayors explain how friends and associates quickly become crucial advisers.

Who Runs Your Twitter Feed?

When it comes to social media at the municipal level, not everyone is a Cory Booker.

What's the Weirdest Place You've Ever Been Confronted by a Constituent?

There's no such thing as personal space when you're mayor.

What's the First Thing You Do When You Arrive at City Hall Each Day?

You asked. Mayors answered.

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A Fatal Police Shooting at the U.S. Capitol

The Capitol complex was briefly on lockdown following the incident Thursday afternoon.

The Best of 'What Is Special About My Town'

Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows has been collecting essays and stories from around the United States.

New Cities Foundation

Congratulations to Colab, Winner of the 2013 AppMyCity! Prize

The app aims to connect citizens to their local governments in new ways.

Announcing the 3 Finalists in the 2013 AppMyCity! Prize

The international mobile application contest from the New Cities Foundation.

Announcing the Semi-Finalists for the 2013 AppMyCity! Prize

An international mobile application contest from the New Cities Foundation.

Meet the Judges for the AppMyCity! Prize

There's still time to enter the international mobile application contest from the New Cities Foundation.

The Atlantic Cities and Yahoo! News Live Chat On the New York Soda Ban

Join in as we discuss how far city governments can go to push people to protect their health.