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Despite leading the nation in accidental overdose deaths, the city is seeing economic growth and launching innovative educational programs, according to Mayor Nan Whaley.
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.”
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.”
At a civic tech pitch led held by mayors at SXSW, innovators put forward solutions to pressing problems facing cities.
The nation’s cities are among the many brands trying to promote themselves to innovators at SXSW.
We asked South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg about a recent Politico headline, automation and much more at SXSW.
According to the former mayors of Albuquerque and Philadelphia: “It’s our job to make SXSW live on all year long. Here’s why.”
, Special to Route Fifty
March 9, 2018
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.
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.
Meet seven companies that are on a mission to help cities and citizens.
“In 20 years ... it will just be the way cities operate”
In an interview with Route Fifty, Landrieu talks policing and the “entrepreneurial” bent that drives mayors of all political stripes.
In an interview at SXSW, the mayor Florida's fourth-largest city discusses how city hall is helping to create an “atmosphere of innovation for entrepreneurs” to flourish.
“Our growth—our business growth, our population growth, our economic growth—is rooted firmly in our immigrant population,” the mayor said in an interview.
Mayors face a "common set of challenges" and benefit from sharing their experiences and insights of how they're dealing with major policy challenges, like reducing homelessness in their cities.
“Bourbonism,” the mayor said in an interview, has helped his city bridge the urban-rural divide in Kentucky and boost economic development in the process.
“People live there, people start businesses in Washington, D.C., and we want people to come check out what we have to offer,” Bowser told Route Fifty in an interview at SXSW.
At SXSW, Greg Stanton is a happy warrior against state and federal interference.
The mayor discusses how a global and local revolution in transportation is impacting a multi-modal hub for the nation.
“If we have an innovative constituency we need have to make sure that we have an innovative government to match our constituency.”
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