Governing Magazine

April 20, 2009, 12pm PDT
Until recently, small regional airports were seen as the wave of the future. But the ailing economy and a variety of other factors are hitting the industry hard, causing closures across the country.
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February 17, 2009, 12pm PST
Matthew Klauer had intended to build a 44-room country inn on the 27-acre plot he purchased in Washington, Connecticut. Rejected by locals, Klauer is changing the plan and building 33 small homes using an affordable housing law.
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February 10, 2009, 8am PST
Mayor R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis is changing the rules of urban economic redevelopment, mainly by not handing out large tax incentives to big businesses.
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January 9, 2009, 8am PST
States around the country have delivered big tax breaks to film companies to shoot in their area, but do they pay off? A recent study in New Mexico says no.
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December 9, 2008, 7am PST
How should cities incentivize developers in a down market? And should they? William Fulton reflects on the price cities will pay to get new buildings, and if it is worth it.
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November 26, 2008, 6am PST
Vallejo, CA declared bankruptcy last spring, felled by fiscal mismanagement and falling property taxes. Cities around the country are looking to Vallejo's example as they teeter near the edge.
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October 28, 2008, 11am PDT
Amtrak and other rail systems are using air travel as their model of service, which Alex Marshall argues is a big mistake given the advantages of rail that they fail to exploit.
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October 14, 2008, 11am PDT
Former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith is impressed by Mayor Christopher B. Coleman's efforts to revitalize depressed areas of his city, St. Paul. Coleman keeps the focus on increasing local investment through his 'Invest St. Paul' program.
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September 8, 2008, 11am PDT
Surrounded by storefronts, but nowhere to shop? Charlotte, NC, like many reviving downtowns, has a plethora of restaurants but a lack of significant retail.
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August 13, 2008, 8am PDT
The practice of secret bidding that goes on between cities vying for business to locate in their town has been going on since the 1920s- and there's one man responsible for it all.
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July 30, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Governing Magazine takes a look at the light rail explosion in the Southwest, particularly in Phoenix, where weather is a major factor in ridership.</p>
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April 6, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Utilizing citizen surveys to gauge public concerns and support for projects is an increasing trend in municipalities across the country. Some say this method is much more effective -- and more inclusive -- than traditional public hearings.</p>
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December 1, 2006, 9am PST
<p>How to adequately plan for cities in decline is a growing problem that has received little attention.</p>
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October 18, 2006, 9am PDT
<p>Alex Marshall rebuts sprawl arguments posited by Robert Bruegmann's "Sprawl: A Compact History".</p>
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October 15, 2006, 9am PDT
<p>Once unthinkable, zoning is now being considered by Montana counties to prevent subdividing open space and ranch land.</p>
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October 4, 2006, 9am PDT
This article from <em>Governing Magazine</em> looks at the planning process along the Gulf Coast as cities and towns look to rebuild, but struggle to decide what to rebuild into.
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August 3, 2006, 11am PDT
States are increasingly becoming major players of land conservation agreements between private landowners and preservation groups.
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March 17, 2006, 11am PST
The redevelopment of Houston from four perspectives: the developer, the artist, the power broker, and the former mayor.
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