Historically, running a city has been no help to presidential aspirants. But that might soon change.
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.
When it comes to mobility, what does “adequate” service mean?
Most municipalities have abandoned their efforts to resist the Ubers and Airbnbs of the world. But there’s a lot both sides can do to heal the rift.
The Sidewalk Labs project in Toronto represents a radical departure from the principles that have guided city planning in Canada since Jane Jacobs moved north.
Ask any of these urban and economic policy experts, they’ll tell you the escalating bidding war to court Amazon HQ2 is dangerous. They have different ideas about what to do about it.
Local governments are far from broke—if they can tap their enormous market power.
City leaders do a shocking disservice to their citizens and their city if they give Amazon a free ride by offering incentives packages that solely reduce the firm’s costs. There are things they can and should do to advocate for their constituents’ interests.
While fear, anger, and misinformation dominate the federal-level debate, local leaders are making policies that work.
Many predict that new technology will doom public transportation. They’re wrong.
Washington, D.C., is home to a huge concentration of reporters. Why do they miss the stories happening in their own city?
Portraits of the slain civil rights leader captured over time give us a view of history from neighborhoods that often go unrecorded.
The heating crisis that closed the city’s public schools isn’t just about a lack of resources.
Policymakers need it; private transportation companies have it. Here’s one way to broker a solution.
The $1.6-billion Moynihan Station will be a bright, spacious improvement on Penn Station’s depressing environs—but it will leave many problems unsolved.
The post-Harvey city needs to get denser and more urban.
In 2017, city leaders took center stage as international diplomatic players.
The Tesla CEO might have incurred the wrath of public transportation advocates, but he’s not wrong in his diagnosis of one fundamental problem.
The Tesla CEO’s recent comments about public transportation triggered a firestorm of criticism. Here’s why.
Despite growing political polarization at the national level, local institutions are still strong—and local actors have a key role to play.