Houston's Former Mayor Still Waiting for an 'Adequate' Federal Response to Hurricane Harvey

Plus her thoughts on how the city balances industry with environmental sustainability.

Mayors Gather in Chicago to Sign New International Municipal Climate Charter

"Rather than burying our heads in the sand, Chicago is working with cities across the country and around the world to address the threat of climate change," according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Albuquerque Embraces Shift to Dockless Bike-Share System to Boost Local Mobility

Predictability is proving a priority for bicycle riders among the 98 cities adopting Zagster’s new Pace offering.

Los Angeles Seeks to Build—and Share—an Earthquake Early Warning App

The effort is part of a pledge by Mayor Eric Garcetti, as well as a broader push to bring an earthquake early warning system to the West Coast.

Cities Should Meet Their Makers

Often overlooked small-scale manufacturers may prove the perfect fix for vacant corridors. Micro-businesses can bolster local economic resilience, if cities know where to find them.

Movement to Make Broadband a Public Utility Gains Momentum in Colorado

Front Range communities like Longmont and Fort Collins have been on the front lines of an ongoing battle over improving internet speeds, access and reliability.

Human-Driven Truck Hits Self-Driving Shuttle in Las Vegas

“The shuttle just stayed still. And we were like, it’s going to hit us, it’s going to hit us. And then it hit us,” according to one of the passengers.

Disaster-Prone Cities Urge Congress to Expand National Flood Insurance Program

“The terrible human suffering and economic damage wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria make apparent the immediate need to focus on future-proofing communities…”

Boston’s Smarter 3-1-1 System Is Coming

Residents will soon be able to describe their problem in a sentence or less and have case types suggested to them.

18 Projects Across 6 Cities to Benefit From Gigabit Internet Grants

Mozilla is backing robotics as well as augmented and virtual reality efforts boosting education and workforce development in Austin and elsewhere.

City Leaders’ Support for Uber and Its Fellow Disruptors Exceeds Actual Partnerships

Lingering negative perceptions about the sharing economy, due to its tumultuous beginnings, are giving way with time and data, according to a new National League of Cities survey.

Prioritizing Disaster Recovery Projects Through a Social Resilience Lens

Fostering social cohesion post-emergency is just as important as rebuilding infrastructure stronger.

Innovation and Urban Inequality Go Hand in Hand

A new study finds a correlation between the number of patents a city produces and economic segregation within its limits.

These Days, ‘We Aren’t Innovating in Isolated Business Parks’

“Smart, long-term bets” are vital for economic development, according to Bruce Katz, centennial scholar at the Brookings Institution. And those bets are best when clustered in revitalizing cities.

Here Are All the Cities Piloting Self-Driving Cars

A total of 23 U.S. cities are piloting or preparing for autonomous vehicles. Is yours one?

L.A. Metro Seeks Private Partner to Test Uber-Like, On-Demand Transit Service

Navigation software will determine the path the "micro-transit" vehicles will take, based on factors like traffic conditions and requests for pick-ups and drop-offs.

San Francisco's Path Forward to Close Its Digital Divide

The city will consider two public-private municipal fiber alternatives to a high-risk, purely public network.