February 17, 2011, 11am PST
Salt Lake City, Utah has rapidly expanded its public transit system. In this Q&A, Mayor Ralph Becker talks about making those investments and how well they have worked.
U.S. News And World Report
February 17, 2011, 9am PST
In Canada, the mayors of two of the country's biggest cities are at the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to cities and urban issues.
January 27, 2011, 9am PST
Mayors across the country are facing the possible loss of federal Community Development Block Grants, which could pull many local projects aimed at helping low-income residents to a halt.
January 9, 2011, 9am PST
Mayors of some of the biggest cities in the U.S. talk about what makes a city smart, and how cities can become smarter.
December 10, 2010, 12pm PST
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has been in office for a year and a half. Some progress in the troubled city has been made, but much work remains, as is revealed in this interview.
December 3, 2010, 8am PST
The newly installed mayor of Toronto has swiftly abandoned an $8.1 billion mass transit plan for the city.
November 25, 2010, 7am PST
The annual list of America's "Most Dangerous Cities" has prompted complaints from the U.S. Conference of Mayors -- a group typically dissatisfied with the list.
November 11, 2010, 5am PST
Steven Malanga looks at how Newark's Cory Booker and Detroit's Dave Bing are reforming their troubled cities.
October 27, 2010, 11am PDT
Toronto's mayor-elect had campaigned on a platform that included plans to ditch the city's streetcar system. Now he seems to be backing away from that stance.
September 9, 2010, 11am PDT
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, who recently announced he would not seek re-election, has had a major impact on the city and its urban form, according to this review.
April 26, 2010, 7am PDT
At a recent talk, former mayors Manny Diaz and Greg Nickels (of Miami and Seattle, respectively) talked about the frustration mayors face in having to go to the state to receive funding.
June 23, 2009, 11am PDT
Mayors from big cities are feeling shortchanged by the federal government, which they say is disproportionately handing out stimulus money to small and rural areas.
June 18, 2009, 2pm PDT
Representatives of the Obama Administration, including VP Biden, were set to be a part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors last week, but they cancelled their appearance so as not to cross a union picket line outside.
May 5, 2009, 11am PDT
<em>Grist</em> lists the top 15 green-leaning mayors in America.
December 28, 2008, 5am PST
How well mayors and city officials deal with snowstorms is one of the best indicators of how well they can serve their cities, according to this article from <em>Governing</em>.
December 3, 2008, 10am PST
The mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, faces a slew of federal charges related to bribery and abuses of power.
December 3, 2008, 9am PST
The mayor of San Francisco delivers his annual state of the city message in ten 45-minute segments on YouTube rather than in person.
July 17, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Almost 200 New Jersey mayors have joined together to oppose new affordable housing requirements that they say their cities can't possibly comply with.</p>
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 30, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Citing the great burden America's cities are bearing due to the war in Iraq, a coalition of Mayors allied with anti-war groups tabled a resolution opposing military action against Iran at the recent Conference of Mayors.</p>
June 23, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Building a strong country is reliant on strong urban regions, according to Senator Barack Obama, who recently spoke with a conference of U.S. mayors about the importance of urban growth. Federal funding, however, will be limited, he said.</p>