Funding

March 24, 2016, 9am PDT
City Accelerator selected four cities to test new options for financing the infrastructure investments of the 21st century and beyond.
Governing
December 3, 2015, 2pm PST
The New York Times created a "Room for Debate" feature offering four points of view on the subject of infrastructure repair.
The New York Times
September 15, 2015, 12pm PDT
The number of social impact bond programs in the United States has expanded quickly, to eight, with examples found in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Utah, and, now, California.
Governing
July 1, 2015, 5am PDT
Florida Governor Rick Scott approved a $78 billion state budget last week, which includes $25 million for a statewide network of non-motorized trails.
Reuters
June 10, 2015, 7am PDT
During the ups and downs of recovery, acquiring and making the most of funding has been critical for distressed communities. A new report details the recent results from one such source, the New Markets Tax Credit program.
New Markets Tax Credit Coalition
May 7, 2015, 6am PDT
The New York Times editorial board questions the priorities of a city that can support sports facilities with hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds but neglects its libraries.
The New York Times
March 7, 2015, 9am PST
Julie Pierce, city of Clayton councilmember, chair of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, and president of the Association of Bay Area Governments, evaluates the effects of SB 375, California's key land use law to address climate change .
Western City
February 26, 2015, 12pm PST
Durham City Council members may be ready to take on new debt to fund a list of big-ticket parks and transportation projects which would help keep pace with growth and enhance the community.
The Durham News
Blog post
May 21, 2014, 10pm PDT
Many jurisdictions need additional funding to improve, or just maintain, their public transport services. A timely new study evaluates eighteen potential funding options according to eight criteria.
Todd Litman
December 11, 2013, 8am PST
New South Wales' new planning minister has called on Australia's federal government to decide and fund much needed infrastructure.
Sydney Morning Herald
August 18, 2013, 9am PDT
A scholar and former New York City planner has an interesting idea for improving the financial state of America's often beleaguered public transit systems: let non-profits run them instead of public agencies. Eric Jaffe explains his reasoning.
The Atlantic Cities
January 22, 2013, 8am PST
Philadelphia spends $64 on parks and recreation facilities per resident, one of the lowest totals in the nation. Ryan Briggs uses the city as a lens to examine the growing impact of budget cuts to park systems on their surrounding communities.
Next City
January 17, 2013, 1pm PST
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a two-part bill to fund the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. In an essay written prior to the vote, Rob Young criticizes the rush to approve rebuilding the entire coast as it was before the storm.
Bloomberg
January 10, 2013, 10am PST
In Massachusetts, transportation funding is one of the key issues to be addressed by the state legislature this year. James Aloisi, former Transportation Secretary, offers an inventive way to fund Transit Improvement Districts.
Governing
September 2, 2011, 6am PDT
Congress is likely to stop funding Save America's Treasures, a project that had contributed hundreds of millions of dollars for historic preservation efforts.
The Art Newspaper
July 13, 2011, 8am PDT
When Toronto City Councilor Kristyn Wong-Tam wanted to raise money for a street redesign project, she went directly to the private sector. They raised the money and recently released the master plan for their proposed street project.
Globe and Mail
July 9, 2011, 5am PDT
The well-heeled foundation that's been pumping money into civic projects in Detroit is now reconsidering the role it's playing and how much it wants to contribute.
The Wall Street Journal
June 1, 2011, 5am PDT
As redevelopment agencies face the chopping block in California, new legislation could allow tax increment financing districts to essentially replace them.
Bondbuyer
April 11, 2011, 9am PDT
Most cities don't get the chance to start from scratch. But Quincy, Mass. plans to raze most of its 50-acre center and build it anew with the aid of a private developer's upfront funding - a plan that may rewrite the rules of urban development.
New York Times
March 25, 2011, 9am PDT
State budget problems are trickling down to cities, which are being cut off from funding by their governors.
The New York Times