While Washington bickers over partisan issues, mayors in the rest of the country are showing strong leadership and innovation. Newsweek has compiled a list of the top cities pushing education reform, public safety, quality of life, and job creation.
Jan 1, 2013 The Daily Beast
Modern medicine is prolonging our lives while our lifestyles are shortening it - that paradox is the main finding of the 2012 America's Health Rankings that ranked Vermont as the nation's healthiest state with Louisiana and Mississippi tied for last.
Dec 13, 2012 USA Today
Thanks to a $2 million federal grant, New Orleans is embarking on a study focused on improving the city's Claiborne Avenue corridor, which sits adjacent to an elevated stretch of Interstate 10. The project's public outreach effort begins next month.
Nov 30, 2012 The Times-Picayune
After months of development, a group of Code for America fellows has unveiled a new web application that seeks to assist communities in identifying and cleaning up New Orleans's blighted properties, reports Emily Badger.
Oct 22, 2012 Fast Company Co.Exist
New Orleans is shaking its distressed-city status as an influx of investment heads to town. National retailers and developers, many of them first-time investors in the city, are looking to set up shop.
Sep 28, 2012 The New York Times
As Hurricane Isaac lashes the Gulf Coast, Daniel P. Aldrich argues that the "density and strength of social networks are the most important variables" in determining how communities respond to natural disasters.
Aug 29, 2012 The New York Times
Seven years after Katrina made mincemeat of the city's flood protections, Hurricane Isaac is bearing down on the Crescent City. Ingrid Norton looks at what's different this time around.
Aug 28, 2012 Next American City
After years of scandal, New Orleans accepts that the time for change has come.
Jul 28, 2012 The New York Times
With many of America's largest metros experiencing robust growth, Michael Sauter, Alexander Hess and Elisabeth Uible of <em>24/7 Wall St.</em> have compiled a list of the fastest growing cities in the country.
Jul 24, 2012 NBC News
New Orleans has only one supermarket for every 350,000 residents, and they are often in locations that are more than a mile from where low-income residents live, writes Rosa Ramirez.
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