Governing

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The problem, Paul Rosenstiel writes, isn't a scarcity of capital. It's an unwillingness to make investing in infrastructure a lucrative choice for private capital.
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August 7, 2016, 1pm PDT
Newly built urban places leave a lot to be desired, according to this article in Governing.
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July 20, 2016, 1pm PDT
A new report from Public Agenda tracks the spread of participatory budgeting, and provides guidance for implementing such processes for maximum benefit to public engagement.
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May 14, 2016, 9am PDT
Miami 21 overhauled an 80-year old zoning code and replaced it with a New Urbanist-style form-based code that many credit as being the key to changing development in the city.
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May 4, 2016, 6am PDT
Some states relied more on the most recent energy boom than others, and some prepared more for the inevitable bust. A report by the Brookings Institution recommends actions for energy states to build resilience in the face of boom and bust cycles.
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April 29, 2016, 9am PDT
Several decades ago, public transit was a distinctly low-quality way of getting around. Now, if we can believe TV and movies depicting the near future, all that has changed. Transit has become aspirational.
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April 5, 2016, 8am PDT
Places like Columbia Heights, an older suburb north of Minneapolis, lie at the focal point of conflict over development and gentrification. Can these places support a 21st-century urbanism?
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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.
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March 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
Writer Alex Marshall looks to Kitsilano, a Vancouver neighborhood, for urban infill done right. Skyscrapers and mid-rise developments aren't always necessary to achieve more people per square foot.
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March 8, 2016, 9am PST
With the sharing economy repurposing and mutating the one-size (and one size only) fits all world of zoning, is it time to jettison our old zoning codes?
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March 7, 2016, 5am PST
Aaron Renn writes an argument against economic development investments in the form of stadiums, casinos and convention centers—favored by so many local governments.
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March 2, 2016, 9am PST
A newly hired cohort of chief bicycle officers is only the latest example of "title inflation," according to an article in Governing magazine.
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February 11, 2016, 1pm PST
Governing profiles Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx's ambitious goals to change the way the country thinks about transportation.
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January 5, 2016, 10am PST
The anti-planning debate may have quieted down, but it hasn't disappeared. Anti-Agenda 21 activists have merely spread out, into the politics of cities and counties planning for the future.
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December 29, 2015, 11am PST
There's no doubt that cities provide important leadership on countless issues—here are eight new elected mayors tasked with providing the political leadership to make it possible.
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December 23, 2015, 7am PST
Certain states have had to scramble to restructure their gas taxes as gas prices have dropped—and kept dropping—lest transportation funds hit empty.
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December 11, 2015, 11am PST
Audi and Somerville will begin testing self-parking cars in 2018. Imagine the possibilities.
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December 6, 2015, 7am PST
The Innovation Team in Mobile shows that sometimes innovation can be delivered through commonplace technology.
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November 18, 2015, 8am PST
Governing magazine digs into the data about which cities American families are more likely to call home.
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October 12, 2015, 2pm PDT
A rapidly changing population might make Nevada a more thorough exemplar of the challenges and opportunities presented by the "diversity explosion" than its neighboring state to the west.
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