September 30, 2019, 7am PDT
The Chicago Tribune sends a message to the political leadership of Illinois and Chicago about population decline, and its causes.
August 22, 2019, 12pm PDT
Voters in Phoenix are already casting ballots in an election to be decided next week. Proposition 105 would end planned light extensions, and Proposition 106 would cap city spending.
March 20, 2018, 10am PDT
An interview with Jeremy Nowak about how he thinks the new localism will shape 21st century urban places in an environment of municipal fiscal distress.
November 16, 2014, 11am PST
Diana Lind of Next City poses five ways big cities can alleviate some of their pension funding problems.
November 3, 2014, 10am PST
Stockton, California symbolized the worst effects of the Great Recession on local governments—not to mention, to some, California's decline.
September 15, 2014, 1pm PDT
According to developer and consultant Michael P. Russell, the city of Los Angeles has a chronic shortage of funds for infrastructure due to a bloated bureaucracy, small district city council elections, and term limits.
August 23, 2013, 9am PDT
In theory, cities might be able to revitalize their economies and infrastructure. But in reality, state governments can create all kinds of obstacles to city policy.
March 7, 2013, 5am PST
Looking to get out from under one of the primary factors for financial distress - pension obligations - city leaders across the United States are viewing bankruptcy as "a valuable tool in a city’s financial toolbox," reports Liz Farmer.