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.
Safer traffic, for one thing.
On the heels of Bloomberg's $42 million open data initiative, here's a few programs already boosting civic reform.
The city's planned FoodPort is part of a trend toward mixed-use food hubs.
Ambitious architects tend to cluster in the same metropolises: New York, Chicago, L.A. (not to mention Beijing and London). But when they strike out for second-tier cities, it can be a win-win.
Gill Holland pulled off a stunning success in Louisville's East Market area. Now he wants to do it again, across town in Portland.
The future holds more and more stuff to be transported—and infrastructure will have to change drastically to accommodate our appetites.
Affordability and public support is helping a handful of Southern U.S. cities seem more attractive to entrepreneurs. But can it last?
Bend over, touch your toes, miss fewer days of work.
Street grids of necessity.
On becoming a waste management and parking policy expert.
Getting away from the job when you're always on the job.
Stealing is encouraged among mayors.
Mayors explain how friends and associates quickly become crucial advisers.
Ralph Steadman, Thompson's famous co-pilot, will help create a banner for the city.
A complicated balance of highways, bridges, and natural beauty.
Two-thirds of U.S. cities are less than 24 hours from Louisville by ground; and three-fourths can be reached within a 2-hour flight.
An innovative city program hooks up farmers and food vendors.
An interview with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.
Done right, they might enable "meaningful social interaction" between a neighborhood's new arrivals and its existing residents.