City Services

The Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood of Portland, OR has seen a wave of new development over the past two decades. But without the expansion of basic services and amenities, the area is struggling to integrate newcomers. Is poor planning to blame?
Jan 2, 2014   The Oregonian
Police response times average 58 minutes for worst crimes and at times only 10 of the city's 36 ambulances are in service: Detroit's woes extend far beyond its unpaid debts. Many residents are hoping emergency management will bring drastic change.
Jul 11, 2013   The New York Times
Roberta Brandes Gratz examines New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward to make the case that even neighborhoods past their prime are worth fighting for.
Apr 7, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
This infographic from <em>GOOD</em> looks at how city departments can use technology to better share data, and improve communication with citizens and streamline city services.
Jan 19, 2010   Good