Yes, the world of urban planning will soon get a star turn of epic proportions—as the focus of an opera currently in development and scheduled to debut in New York City in 2017.
Sep 22, 2015   Governing
An article in Governing thoroughly examines the historic and contemporary efforts of planning in Utah—especially the success of the Envision Utah planning process.
Mar 20, 2015   Governing
Scott Beyer details the old real estate wisdom of "retail follows rooftops," especially as evidenced by cities like Cleveland in recent years.
Feb 1, 2015   Governing
On May 5, Michigan voters will go to the polls to decide on a one percent increase in the sales tax, with revenue dedicated to education. But approval of the measure sets off other changes, including converting the gas excise tax to a wholesale tax.
Jan 30, 2015   Governing
Last fall's Republican victories might mean that state legislatures will turn back the clock on laws requiring renewable energy.
Jan 26, 2015   Governing
You've probably read the news that the country has recovered all the jobs lost in the Great Recession. A new report that analyzes four measures of economic health at the county level reveals a much bleaker picture of the economic recovery.
Jan 19, 2015   Governing
In many places around the country, the price of water is increasing, quickly. While the reasons for the increase vary depending on the location, common to the issue is the ability of planning to either help or hinder the problem.
Dec 9, 2014   Governing
Cities with long-time residents develop their own character—a recent analysis by Governing identified data to rank such distinct cities.
Dec 4, 2014   Governing
When I read the subtitle to the recent GHSA bike safety report, "Adult Males and Urban Environments Now Represent Bulk of Deaths," I took an interest as I fit that demographic. I was surprised to read here about the dispute that erupted from it.
Nov 10, 2014   Governing
Stockton, California symbolized the worst effects of the Great Recession on local governments—not to mention, to some, California's decline.
Nov 3, 2014   Governing
Should the state dedicate five percent of its substantial oil and natural gas taxes to conservation efforts? Outdoors groups, hunters, and environmental activists say yes; energy companies say no, and millions of dollars are being spent on each side.
Nov 3, 2014   Governing