“When you make the case properly, people are willing to pay into the system that reflects them.”
With its Language Access Plan, Pittsburgh’s goal is “to assist all residents and to provide access to all resources.”
Urban designers are ready to help cities learn from each other, combing through data both old and new.
COMMENTARY | The ongoing political battle over Civil War monuments—and the public spaces they reside in—reflects a disconnect over civic expression and our public spaces.
A new analysis of 25,000 careers in state legislatures suggests women are being pigeonholed into “women’s issues,” and passed over for key roles in favor of their male counterparts.
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.”
“You don’t need to drive a Tesla to benefit from the green dividend,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo.
A suit in California says the state’s Medicaid program pays doctors so poorly, the mostly Hispanic patients that use the program aren’t getting timely access to quality medical care. Lawyers working on the case believe it is the first to sue Medicaid using a state anti-discrimination statute.
A Pew report shows that nearly a third of white Americans under the age of 30 have “cold” feelings for the police. Recent court rulings and decisions made by the Trump administration this year might help explain why.
Becoming an inclusive, international city requires more than a title change.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Boulder’s bear problem; a Charlotte sit-in; San Diego’s losing Styrofoam venture
A Q&A with University of Virginia economist Jennifer Doleac, who studies crime and discrimination and thinks the policies are a quick fix to a larger problem.
“To be a strong city, we must learn to understand one another, break down the systemic racism of our history, and advocate for the rights of every Bostonian,” Mayor Marty Walsh said.
“We know that diverse and equitable communities tend to be more economically and civically vibrant and experience more growth,” said a Living Cities employee of its latest City Accelerator cohort.
Research suggests that states with homogenous populations are more willing to spend on the safety net than those with higher shares of minorities.
Splintered school districts and the rise of charter schools are among the forces separating black and Latino students from their white counterparts.
In 1986, the city of Baltimore battled the Reagan administration over its local anti-apartheid ordinances—and won. How they prevailed may have important lessons for cities trying to resist Trump today.
Whether they pull it off will depend on how Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick responds to the House’s decision to let local nondiscrimination ordinances stand.
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