December 1, 2016, 9am PST
How much do we have to fear from the president-elect's policy plans for urban America? We can hope that he will follow his party's playbook and largely ignore the cities, but potential changes to housing policy are more serious.
August 15, 2016, 5am PDT
A new policy from the Obama Administration asks government to calculate, and attempt to lower, their carbon emissions.
April 28, 2016, 12pm PDT
Bruce Katz argues that federal investment in urban areas fosters a public/private ecosystem that can prioritize long-term thinking, minimizing the "short-termism" endemic to corporations and governments acting alone.
April 3, 2016, 5am PDT
Alan Mallach unpacks a remarkable project currently underway in Toronto, suggesting that sometimes higher, rather than lower, density may be the best way to go.
November 5, 2015, 10am PST
Bruce Katz has an idea: "A year out from next year’s presidential election, let’s dispel the pervasive myth that the federal government runs the country."
October 26, 2015, 6am PDT
By focusing their criticism on the federal government, argues Jonathan Chait, Republicans fail to address the real problem: over-regulation on the state and local level.
November 4, 2014, 6am PST
U.S. politics are "...beginning to sound like a mash-up of Greek tragedy and Groundhog Day. All hubris and irony, over and over again. But the pragmatism required in cities and states is starting to look like an exit strategy."
October 11, 2014, 1pm PDT
A new report by Bruce Katz of Brookings Institute discusses the federal government’s role in spurring and aiding the innovation districts found in many cities across the country today.
October 10, 2014, 9am PDT
A new report on millennials working in the federal government was released earlier this week by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, detailing the trends associated with this young generation of employees.
March 17, 2014, 12pm PDT
America’s electricity infrastructure is vulnerable to physical attack. And while federal regulators have known this for years, they’ve been slow to compel security upgrades.
February 23, 2014, 5am PST
The federal government is notorious for putting off road improvements. The good news? If driverless cars become a reality, they can keep putting them off—forever.
June 18, 2013, 2pm PDT
In an essay adapted from their new book, Jennifer Bradley and Bruce Katz examine America's traditional 'dual sovereignty' federalism. They argue that metropolitan areas should play a greater role in governance through a collaborative federalism.
March 11, 2013, 1pm PDT
The impending bankruptcy of the Highway Trust Fund a lack of clear purpose for national transport investment has Eric Jaffe asking if, after 120 years, we might be witnessing the end of federal transportation funding as we know it.
January 14, 2013, 5am PST
Annie Lowrey looks at how the taxpayer funded expansion of private contracting for the federal government turned D.C. from "national embarrassment" to creative class hot spot, and why those boom days may be coming to an end.
December 6, 2012, 7am PST
As part of a series of editorials outlining the priorities President Obama should tackle in his second term, The New York Times looks at how the federal government could help support the increasing number of American's in need of housing assistance.
November 19, 2012, 10am PST
Matt Bevilacqua takes a look at a new policy proposal that could pool expertise to help municipalities better coordinate public-private partnerships, "supporting bottom-up infrastructure investment" from the top down.
September 25, 2012, 10am PDT
Andrea Bernstein traces how, in four short years, partisan politics have infected discussions about investment in infrastructure.
September 20, 2012, 5am PDT
Jeff Khau examines the rise in the teleworking population and what this demographic shift means for cities.
September 19, 2012, 2pm PDT
In his column Urban Nation, Harry Moroz argues for deeper involvement from the federal government in urban policy in order to give American cities the fighting chance they deserve to be healthy and enjoyable places to live.
August 28, 2012, 1pm PDT
In an opinion piece for <em>Bloomberg View</em>, Edward Glaeser argues that the Army Corps of Engineers' influence on development in local communities is too far-reaching.