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Passenger Rail to Gulf Coast Closer to Reality

Amtrak service between New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, stopped after Hurricane Katrina. But recent efforts point to restored service in the coming years.

March 24, 2020 - T4America Blog

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In Mobile, an Institutional Revamp to Tackle Blight

Mobile, Alabama, has changed the way it deals with blight, and the results have been substantial.

June 17, 2019 - Fast Company

More Towns Mimicking New Orleans and Allowing Public Drinking

It used to be that only New Orleans and Las Vegas allowed people to carry a drink outdoors and imbibe in public. Now cities all over the country, mostly in traditionally conservative states, are loosening their laws.

November 9, 2016 - Stateline

Using Instagram to Create a Blight Inventory

The Innovation Team in Mobile shows that sometimes innovation can be delivered through commonplace technology.

December 6, 2015 - Governing

Adapting Outreach Strategies for Changing Internet Use

Chris Haller parses the data in a recent report on Internet use for implications for how communities should manage their public outreach strategies.

August 22, 2012 - Engaging Cities

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HUD’s 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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