Government / Politics

If Lee has his way, San Francisco will join other cities like New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. by employing speed cameras to issue citations to offending motorists in school zones. But first he needs to find a legislator to draft a bill.
22 hours ago   San Francisco Chronicle
Extreme weather events have had big city mayors across the world scrambling to clean up messes and prove their cities aren't falling apart. But the real issue is the climate, not the politics.
Dec 30, 2010   The Atlantic
Affordable housing mandates - "inclusionary zoning" - have been a popular way for cities to deal with high housing costs. But Stephen Smith says there are real market costs, and while the empirical work is in its infancy, it doesn't look promising.
Dec 30, 2010   Market Urbanism
Officials in Indonesia are increasingly considering a plan to relocate the capital from Jakarta to another, less troubled location.
Dec 30, 2010   Guardian
New York City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe talks with <em>Next American City</em> about the city's increased emphasis on creating active public spaces and how his department is handling budget cuts.
Dec 29, 2010   Next American City
Housing activists in Vancouver are criticizing the city for only offering a small portion of the Olympic Village built for the 2010 Winter Olympics as affordable housing.
Dec 29, 2010   Straight
As the Tea Party prepares to move into its new seats in the Congress, many are left wondering what impact they will have on urban issues and legislation.
Dec 29, 2010   Next American City
Cities around the world are applying business-style techniques to planning and encouraging economic development.
Dec 29, 2010   Citiwire
The tiny city of Hamtramck, Michigan, is edging closer to bankruptcy, as budget woes grow.
Dec 28, 2010   The New York Times
IBM is partnering with the city of Rio de Janeiro to build a massive "citywide control room" to monitor and respond to emergencies.
Dec 28, 2010   Fast Company
The federal government set aside $5.5 billion in stimulus funding to retrofit its huge fleet of buildings. $4.5 billion is to be spent on green building projects, some of which have already been launched.
Dec 28, 2010   National Geographic