City Government

LA Councilmember Paul Krekorian discusses reducing the city's budget deficit, the impacts his decisions will have on core services and civil servants, and the tolls that come with taking on a budget crisis during a period of fiscal austerity.
Jun 3, 2012   The Planning Report
Researchers found in their analysis of 300 California municipalities that the cities that had slow growth or anti-growth policies were less impacted by the housing crisis, writes Mark Bergen for Forbes.
Sep 21, 2011   Forbes
Andres Power, an urban designer for the San Francisco Planning Department, is the driving force behind the city's now-popular Pavement to Park program. Streetsblog's Bryan Goebel sat down to talk with him about the process.
May 11, 2011   Streetsblog
Steven Johnson examines how officials in New York and other cities can leverage information collected from public call centers to build better cities.
Nov 5, 2010   Wired
Joel Kotkin describes the plight of a Los Angeles economy that has lost "one-fifth of all its employment since 2004." Once a hopeful generator of new jobs and technology, the area has suffered the most of all the Sunbelt metros.
Jun 16, 2010   New Geography
<p>As cities get serious about addressing climate change, a new city position -- the sustainability director -- is taking office all over the country.</p>
Apr 1, 2008   Governing