Jess Zimbabwe is the Director of Urban Development and Founding Executive Director of the Rose Center for Public Leadership in
Portland is a city that's often better known by the representations of it—like the television show Portlandia—than as an actual working city.
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 8:26am PST
This morning over at Atlantic Cities, Richard Florida aptly refuted an opinion piece by Kevin Meagher that appeared in the Guardian last week advocating for doing away with the position of Mayor in London. Florida lays out several strong arguments in favor of a strong elected mayor who can act as an advocate for his or her city.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 9:00pm PDT
I'm writing from the audience of a presentation this morning in the Hotel Phillips in Kansas City. The presentation will cover the initial observations and recommendations of a national team of experts who've been invited here by Mayor Sly James and his team of Daniel Rose Fellows.
The Kansas City Daniel Rose Fellows:
Friday, January 13, 2012 - 8:09am PST
If you can make it past rhetoric around healthcare,
abortion, collective bargaining, and immigration, the November 8th election
results tell a more cohesive and calming story about American’s political
sentiment. Despite a widespread expressed attitude of “throw the bums out,” incumbent
mayors won in every big city race on the ballot yesterday
Charlotte, Houston, Indianapolis, and Philadelphia.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 2:02pm PST
In April 2009, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan spoke to the ULI
Spring Council Forum in Atlanta; he stated that his administration’s goal was
“to put the UD back in HUD,” and explained that HUD’s over-reliance on housing
solutions wasn’t helping cities address their complex revitalization needs. Just over two years later, this small new funding program
caught my eye on a list of new HUD announcements:
*** HUD HOPE VI – $0.5 million
Application Due: August 22, 2011
Eligible Entities: Local governments
Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 11:06am PDT
Friday, June 5, 2009 - 7:27am PDT
I’d been obsessed with it ever since I saw The Princess and
. (Between that and the funicular in Flashdance
there is just something about bad-ass chicks that commute via unique transit.)
So, when I found myself with an unexpected free morning in Essen, Germany, after especially
cooperative weather for photographing the day before, I hopped on the S-Bahn towards Wuppertal to
see the famed train.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 5:32pm PDT
As you may have heard in yesterday's Planetizen Podcast, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine doesn't like cul-de-sacs.
Most news reports on the story have claimed that the state is "forbidding," "banning," or even "outlawing" the cul-de-sac. In fact, Virginia municipalities can still design, build, and approve any road patterns they wish, but the State will no longer agree to foot the bill for the ongoing maintenance of cul-de-sacs. The news item came up in a staff meeting yesterday and one colleague told us that a friend he was having dinner with declared the move "Un-American!"
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 8:20am PDT
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 7:56am PDT
In early 2008, the Mayors' Institute on City Design received a generous gift from the Edward W. Rose III Family Fund, directed through the National Endowment for the Arts, to support technical assistance teams going into the communities of alumni mayors who have already attended one of our traditional Mayors' Institute sessions. The four cities that we selected for the pilot phase of this work were Santa Rosa, CA, Lincoln, NE, Cincinnati, OH, and Tulsa, OK.
Friday, July 18, 2008 - 2:40pm PDT