Stepping away from campaign rhetoric, what must the next mayor focus on to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for the largest city on the West Coast? Civic, business, labor, and intellectual readers offer advice to the next Mayor of Los Angeles.
May 15, 2013 The Planning Report
This morning over at Atlantic Cities, Richard Florida aptly refuted an opinion piece by Kevin Meagher that appeared in the Guardian last week advocating for doing away with the position of Mayor in London. Florida lays out several strong arguments in favor of a strong elected mayor who can act as an advocate for his or her city.
Aug 22, 2012 By
If you can make it past rhetoric around healthcare,
abortion, collective bargaining, and immigration, the November 8th election
results tell a more cohesive and calming story about American's political Opinion
Nov 9, 2011 By
A variety of controversial planning policies and high-profile development projects in Melbourne have led to widespread resident frustration, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Could planning issues change the city's larger political equation?
Oct 13, 2010 The Sydney Morning Herald
Despite what either of the state's two Republican gubernatorial candidates want, high speed rail is on its way to Wisconsin, according to DOT Secretary Ray LaHood.
Aug 1, 2010 BizTimes
Seattle is in the midst of a mayoral election, and while typical election issues are getting their own share of lip service from the candidates, land use is being overlooked.
Sep 10, 2009 Crosscut
City Limits breaks down the differences between the two presidential candidates with a focus on urban issues.
Nov 2, 2008 City Limits
Although it is a public transit success, Metrolink was cobbled together with old freight rail lines. It was a relatively cheap and quick way of providing rail service, but its drawbacks have become obvious.
Sep 16, 2008 California Planning and Development Report
The battle for the White House has reached my inbox, as even listservs about urbanism crackle with endorsements and denunciations of Obama, McCain, Palin, etc. Opinion
Sep 15, 2008 By
Elected city officials in dozens of cities want to overturn term limits, saying current ones keep them from being able to tackle long-range projects.
Sep 11, 2008 New York Times