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Local-level climate initiatives would be at particular risk.
Gregory Scruggs March 23, 2017
In the wake of riots and accusations of racial bias among law enforcement, a local initiative finds answers in the new global framework.
Carey L. Biron March 9, 2017
But some question whether the designation is even necessary in a country with welcoming immigration policies.
Gregory Scruggs February 28, 2017
The city is seeking to provide services in every public school and bolster “lay counselor” programmes, part of a USD 850 million effort to improve mental health.
Gregory Scruggs February 23, 2017
A contest seeks ten “visionary, realistic, and replicable design solutions” to make a major metro area more resilient to climate change.
David Hatch February 7, 2017
Notes from a Habitat III negotiating chair.
Ian Klaus February 6, 2017
Ian Klaus, the State Department’s former chief on global cities, reflects on the Cities @ State initiative.
Gregory Scruggs January 31, 2017
Findings offer insight for countries across the world dealing with spiking rates of driving and increasing car-focused urban planning.
David Hatch January 27, 2017
‘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
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