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What New Orleans Can Teach Other Cities About Reducing Homelessness

New Orleans slashed its homelessness numbers by 90% over a decade but has hit a plateau.

Denver Voters Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Police find over 1,000 guns in a home in Los Angeles … Ohio considers nixing film tax credits … New Orleans seeks infrastructure funding.

Integrating Data Into City Hall

COMMENTARY | How New Orleans used data in the rebuilding of a devastated city.

A World-Class Airport for the End of the World

New Orleans is building a state-of-the-art, billion-dollar terminal. But is it planning for a future doomed by climate change?

Mayors More Likely to Perceive Discrimination Nationally than Locally, Report Says

The survey, released by the National League of Cities, is based on interviews with 115 mayors from 39 states.

In New Orleans, Using Administrative Data to Save Lives

Local governments collect reams of data, but much of it goes unused. New Orleans shows how cities can tap into this data to reduce EMS response times.

How Exposed Is Your State to Trade Tensions?

More than a dozen states have above-average international trade exposure, per a new Moody’s report.

Tropical System Headed to Gulf Coast Prompts Hurricane Watch and Flooding Concerns

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Oregon wildfires grow; 1.5 million gallons of raw sewage flood repair trench in a Detroit suburb; and Baltimore mayor’s good government book club pick.

Tense Days in New Orleans as City's Pump Network Struggles to Keep Up

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | San José officials reject affordable housing for teachers proposal; designs are revealed for a new iconic bridge in Washington, D.C.; and Dayton sees inspiration in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

New Orleans Mayor Responds to U.S. Senator’s Remarks About City’s ‘Huge Crime Problem’

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, a Republican, said the city was “rapidly becoming the murder and armed robbery capital of the Western Hemisphere."

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Reaction to Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

"Now more than ever we have to put aside our differences and unite against cowardly violence," the mayor said.

Next Stop on the Route Fifty Roadshow: New Orleans

In the Big Easy, experts from across the Gulf Coast and the nation will share the changing nature of disasters and what 'Responding to Modern Emergencies' looks like.

New Orleans Mayor Continues Work to Remove Confederate Monuments

Mayor Mitch Landrieu made sure work was completed as fast as possible to prevent state preemption

Under the Cover of Darkness, New Orleans Removes a Confederate Monument

While some Southern states still officially honor their ‘Lost Cause’ history, the Crescent City is choosing to instead promote diversity on Confederate Memorial Day.

Behavioral Insights: A New Tool for Performance Management

Knowledge of the situational factors that may push people to make adverse choices has helped cities uncover new approaches to tackle longstanding challenges.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Securing and Advancing Communities

In an interview with Route Fifty, Landrieu talks policing and the “entrepreneurial” bent that drives mayors of all political stripes.

What Being 18 Months Into an Urban Resilience Strategy Looks Like

New Orleans has $200 million, a multi-disciplinary team and a network of partners with which to address infrastructure needs ahead of future shocks and stresses.

What’s to Be Done About Confederate Monuments in New Orleans?

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City Council members joined a national movement to remove symbols that black residents feel perpetuate racism, but they’re finding you can’t do iconoclasm halfway.