Federal Government

U.S. politics are "...beginning to sound like a mash-up of Greek tragedy and Groundhog Day. All hubris and irony, over and over again. But the pragmatism required in cities and states is starting to look like an exit strategy."
Nov 4, 2014   PlaceShakers
<em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of transportation experts whether the Obama Administration's recent announcement of high-speed rail funding projects is really a wise investment.
Feb 3, 2010   National Journal
The Obama Administration is including a $4 billion plan to create a national infrastructure bank as part of its 2011 federal budget proposal.
Feb 2, 2010   The New York Times
As part of a $133 million renovation of a federal building in Portland, the Government Services Administration plans to add 200-foot high "vegetated fins" that will carpet the building with plants and - hopefully - energy savings.
Feb 1, 2010   New York Times
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