A Spree of Violence Can Shake a Community's Worldview

The “continuous trauma” of a drawn-out event like the Austin bombings is different than a one-time disaster.

Use Trump’s Infrastructure Package to Fix Our Past Infrastructure Sins

COMMENTARY | Manhattan Institute’s Michael Hendrix hopes we’ll not only look to the new, but consider taking down the old to “reknit” our urban fabric.

Dayton Refuses to Fit the Mold of a City Plagued by the Opioid Epidemic

Despite leading the nation in accidental overdose deaths, the city is seeing economic growth and launching innovative educational programs, according to Mayor Nan Whaley.

What Trump-era Economic Policies Mean to the Mayor of U.S. Steel’s Hometown

Gary, Ind. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson spoke with Route Fifty about the what she dislikes and likes about the tax overhaul, steel tariffs and education, as well as being sued for being a “welcoming city.”

This City’s ‘Windows on the Past’ Is Way Cooler Than Most Local History Murals

Instead of an empty brick wall, this mural takes shape on a distinctive architectural landmark.

Austin Police Chief Has Message for Bomber

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Finger-pointing after FIU bridge collapse; Utah governor OK’s “free-range parenting” bill; and Missouri rural broadband legislation.

State-Local Collaboration Needed Ahead of Opportunity Zone Deadline

While the impact of opportunity zones could be huge for low-income areas, the time is very short for states trying to figure out which areas to nominate.

A Focus on Inclusion From Mayors

Columbia, S.C. Mayor Stephen Benjamin: “If we don’t speak to that as a strength every single day, then we’re missing out on what it takes for us to be a competitive and prosperous city well into the 21st century.”

Internet for All: Principles for Building Constituent-First Municipal Broadband Networks

COMMENTARY | The way to fight for equity in broadband access leads through municipally-owned networks that follow key principles, according to Neighborly’s Garrett Brinker.

Why Cities Should Jump at the Chance to Add Cell Towers to Streetlights

COMMENTARY | In a contributed piece, the authors suggest compromises and efficiencies to ensure cities do not get left behind in the 5G revolution.

Struggling Mill Town Hopes for Aquaculture-Fueled Recovery

America’s increasing appetite for salmon could give Bucksport, Maine a much-needed economic boost.

To Tackle the Opioid Epidemic, Look to the Sewers

At a civic tech pitch led held by mayors at SXSW, innovators put forward solutions to pressing problems facing cities.

City Leaders Prepare for an Infrastructure Lobbying Push

The effort will take place this week as part of the National League of Cities 2018 Congressional City Conference.

Tax Reform Hurt Affordable Housing. This Bill Could Bring Some Back.

“We all know that current federal funding comes nowhere close to meeting the demand,” said Eve O’Toole, Holland and Knight local government group co-leader. “And we’re seeing those costs shifted to local government.”

The President of Everywhere, USA

We asked South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg about a recent Politico headline, automation and much more at SXSW.

The Mayor’s Life at SXSW

In the background of a busy week of innovation, ideas, movies and music in Austin, Steve Adler is dealing with tricky challenges, like state legislative preemption and traffic congestion.

Mayors Set to Converge on Austin for SXSW

The event provides the local leaders with a forum to dream up what’s next for American cities and towns with tech leaders, futurists and other visionaries.

Reconnecting a Community With a River That Once Brought Disaster

As Minot, North Dakota continues to recover from 2011's record-setting flooding, efforts to repair the city’s relationship with the Souris River continue.