Twitter, iPhones, and new sites like SeeClickFix make it increasingly easy for citizens and governments to communicate. Along with newly available data sets, these "Gov 2.0" apps may signal a new era of active citizens and responsive governments.
Jan 29, 2010 CNN
The U.S. Federal Government has released a new online tool to help in the collection of feedback and ideas from the general public.
Jan 22, 2010 CNET
America's transportation system is in trouble, according to many experts. But action at the congressional level doesn't seem to recognize the importance of the problem, writes Neal Peirce.
Jan 19, 2010 Citiwire
A federal plan aimed at helping 3 to 4 million homeowners on the verge of foreclosure has fallen far short of expectations, enabling only about 31,000 loan modifications.
Jan 6, 2010 The Washington Independent
<em>Change Observer</em> interviews Casey Jones, the director of design excellence and the arts for the U.S. General Services Administration about green building and sustainability in urban design.
Jan 2, 2010 Change Observer
New legislation looks to boost the federal government's investment in urban parks for the first time in eight years.
Dec 5, 2009 Gotham Gazette
Some mayors say the Obama Administration's urban agenda concentrates too much power at the state level.
Nov 30, 2009 The Atlantic
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is both a local challenge and a global imperative, says Rohit Aggarwala, the director of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability for New York City. Nate Berg caught up with Aggarwala to talk about his office's sustainability plans and the possible dangers posed by federal intervention. Exclusive
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Richard Moe, longtime president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has announced his retirement. His tenure brought about a major change in the way the group interacts with the federal government to preserve the nation's historic sites.
Nov 5, 2009 The Washington Post
Transportation officials are talking more and more about drafting a brand new type of transportation bill, one that diverges from the patterns and old thinking of the past. But that's easier said than done.
Sep 21, 2009 The New York Times