In the cities of Northern Europe, social democracy has a sophisticated playbook that balances public and private interests.
Even after the current occupant of the White House moves on, the federal government will be severely limited in its ability to deal with the nation’s most pressing problems.
Local governments are far from broke—if they can tap their enormous market power.
U.S. mayors are on the front lines of major global and societal change. It’s time for them to lead beyond the limits of their formal powers.
World leaders are negotiating a global compact on refugees. Urban leaders need a seat at that table.
The city’s rise as a global innovation city reflects decades of investment in emerging technology, a new Brookings report says.
Compared to counterparts overseas, cities in the U.S. are terrible at managing their public assets, a new book argues.
From France, lessons in negotiating the issues facing U.S. cities, from immigration to economic anxiety.
The way back to political sanity runs though the cities—so it’s time for a national political party focused entirely on urban areas.
Today’s reality begs for a more comprehensive understanding of the relations between states and localities.
Will your city go into triage mode, double down on progressive policies, or flex its financial muscle in 2017?
Metros as the new sovereign.
China is considering investing in major projects in San Francisco. Could this be the way forward for cash-strapped cities?
The innovative solutions we've showcased this week should inspire Washington
In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave ten regions the opportunity to propose their own economic fixes
A regional organization helps old commodities industries find new niches for their products
Michigan's governor believes better infrastructure will make the state a bigger global economic hub
King County, Wash., takes aim at cultivating local talent for its growing economy
SuccessNC looks to improve the state's community college system and in turn, its students
A newly formed council hopes to make L.A.'s access to other markets more profitable for local companies
A public/private partnership that will help better understand EV consumer behavior