Tag: cities

Public Institutions

Small Colleges and Small Towns Working Together for Their Futures

March 9, 2017

Via: Urbanophile

My latest column in the March 2017 issue of Governing magazine is about how small liberal arts schools are partnering to try to help the small towns where they are located succeed. In this they are imitating big cities, where […]


New Facebook-powered tool delivers city services, expands civic inclusion

December 19, 2016

Via: StateScoop

Cities often debate what social media platforms they should engage on and how they should interact with residents. Now there is a tool that helps answer both of those questions. ProudCity, a government website and services platform, is spreading word of […]


Shared services, acccessibility sprout smarter cities

November 2, 2016

Via: StateScoop

By 2051, the U.S. Census Bureau projects the country’s population will grow by 25 percent, expanding the nation from roughly 319 million people today to 400 million. As part of this surge, a study by the humanitarian aid organization UNICEF […]

Public Transport

Tesla’s Vision for the Future of Autonomous Cars Should Scare Us

October 24, 2016

Via: NYC Streets Blog

What impact will self-driving cars have on cities. The range of potential outcomes is enormous. In the best-case scenario, private car ownership gives way to shared fleets of autonomous cars, freeing up vast amounts of land that used to be devoted to vehicle […]