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After several years spent facing strong professional headwinds, former APA president Mitchell Silver is encouraged to see planners revitalizing the profession by embracing their roots.
Jul 11, 2013   Citiwire
As recession-reduced property tax levels begin to play out in cities across the U.S., municipalities are beginning to react to the realities of lowered revenues.
Dec 5, 2010   Citiwire
Germany's Ruhr region, a former coal and steel powerhouse that fell into decline, has shown major improvements in recent years, offering hope for other post-industrial cities.
Oct 12, 2010   Citiwire
Neal Pierce argues that retiring Mayor Daley's achievements in Chicago "stand out as beacons for mayors, American and worldwide, to emulate." He attributes some of his success to sheer political skill, but also examines seven effective policy shifts.
Sep 24, 2010   Citiwire
Columnist Neal Peirce throws his weight behind the Obama Infrastructure Bank proposal.
Sep 21, 2010   Citiwire
Unclean and unsafe water is an increasingly vexing problem for the world's cities, which are struggling to meet the needs of rapidly growing populations. But there has been some positive work in developing countries.
Sep 12, 2010   Citiwire
Efforts to tear down the Interstate-10 Claiborne Expressway, a 2.2 mile section of elevated roadway in New Orleans that many locals and activists have blamed for separating neighborhoods. Neal Pierce says teardowns might begin to grow in popularity.
Sep 10, 2010   Citiwire
This post from <em>Citiwire</em> looks at Salt Lake City and the state of Utah as home to some of the most active and progressive planning practitioners.
Aug 22, 2010   Citiwire
Rural areas across America are trying to figure out how they can improve their economies but still maintain their rural qualities.
Aug 10, 2010   Citiwire
Forest land and open space have been steadily gobbled up by development in the Pacific Northwest. A new initiative in Washington seeks to relocate some of developers' planned greenfield housing into cities.
Jul 21, 2010   Citiwire
A new coalition in Syracuse, New York is making moves to help regenerate the city. Roberta Brandes Gratz offers this look at what the city is doing.
Jul 20, 2010   Citiwire