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‘The recent U.S. election makes clear that you — America’s leading cities — are even more essential to accelerating climate action in the United States,’ five mayors wrote.
Gregory Scruggs December 16, 2016

A Texas metropolis known for sprawl will feature a vast nature district with trails, lakes and an Audubon center, the Dallas News reports. 

December 13, 2016

A Facebook post by a resident harassed following the U. S. presidential election triggered grassroots support, North Country Public Radio reports.

November 25, 2016
Nashville's MyCity Academy takes the long view on building connections, trust, and leadership among New Americans.
Christopher Swope November 22, 2016
Local authorities make up a key part of China’s new strategy to combat climate change. These cities have committed to ‘peak’ their carbon emissions before 2030.
Gregory Scruggs November 18, 2016

A new report from the Kresge Foundation and Abt Associates finds that cities are making progress on preparing for immediate extreme weather events. 

November 17, 2016
Tuesday’s surprise electoral results in the United States could have far-reaching impact on a host of issues. What about local efforts at containing global warming?
Carey L. Biron November 9, 2016

The city plans several facilities where addicts can inject heroin in a sterile environment with access to medical treatment, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports.

November 2, 2016

Inspired by New York’s High Line, the park would double as a recreational space and natural habitat, Kansas City’s official website says. 

November 1, 2016

Annexation of East Cleveland would only proceed if funding is available to meet the suburb’s development and infrastructure needs, Cleveland.com reports.  

September 27, 2016
Despite the country’s strong engagement in negotiations around the New Urban Agenda, local U.S. officials are almost nowhere to be seen.
Carey L. Biron and Neal Peirce September 2, 2016

The 500 sensors being deployed across Chicago will gather data to shape policies and improve safety, USA Today reports.

September 2, 2016

Urban designers are helping three major U. S. cities strengthen resilience on everything from floods to food deserts, the American Institute of Architects says.

September 2, 2016
Mientras algunos hablan de construir murallas, este proyecto intentará cruzar la frontera entre Brownsville y Matamoros.
Ana Arana August 26, 2016
While Donald Trump talks of a border wall, local officials on both sides are identifying ways to cooperate with each other.
Ana Arana August 26, 2016

The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking scalable solutions on crime, pollution, education, inequality and more. 

August 25, 2016

The urban innovation contest will focus on ways to help U. S. cities bolster talent, economic prosperity and civic engagement, the Knight Foundation says.

August 18, 2016

A scholarship fund established by local donors in Kalamazoo covers in-state college tuition costs for eligible students, Time reports. 

July 18, 2016

The city is investing more than $325 million to dramatically expand ferryboat service that matches the subway in price, the New York Times reports.  

June 21, 2016
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