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New York City Reckless Drivers Could Face Mandatory Safe Driving Class

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Wisconsin working on tax breaks for struggling dairy farmers … Maryland comptroller bans disposable, flavored e-cigarettes ... Washington county sued over deportation flights.

American Housing Is Insane

COMMENTARY | Approximately half of the Manhattan luxury-condo units that have come onto the market in the past five years are still unsold.

What School Could Be If It Were Designed for Kids With Autism

Tracy Murray’s kindergarten classroom in New York City has a unique approach to supporting students on the spectrum.

Here Come the Electrics. Could E-Bikes Be the Electric Revolution Cities Need?

Electric bikes are poised to take off, even outpacing electric car adoption. But, as with all efforts to promote alternatives to driving, city leaders would need to make infrastructure changes.

Cities and States Look to Tap More Tax Revenue From Expensive Real Estate Sales

“It basically allows for luxury housing to pay for affordable housing,” said a Boston city council member describing a "transfer" tax proposal there.

New York City Unveils a Next-Generation Trash Can

The winner of the BetterBin design competition is easier for sanitation workers to lift and deters bulk trash-dumpers. It could replace the ubiquitous green litter basket.

New York City Will Require Bird-Friendly Glass on Buildings

Hundreds of thousands of migratory birds smash into the city’s buildings every year. The city council just passed a bill to cut back on the carnage.

With ‘Outlier’ 2nd Amendment Case, Supreme Court Could Raise Bar for Gun Laws

The New York City case gives the court a chance to tighten the standards that lower courts use to decide whether firearms regulations are constitutional.

Another Major City Adopts Ranked Choice Voting for Elections

New York will become the largest city in the country with ranked choice voting in some local elections after voters this week approved a ballot measure to adopt the system.

One City is Giving People a ‘Prescription’ to Eat Fruits and Veggies

New York City is trying to make healthy food more accessible to its residents, including helping low-income people shop at farmers markets.

Lessons Learned in Procurement Overhaul

COMMENTARY | The New York City chief procurement officer shares lessons learned for reforming a procurement system.

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Sensing Disaster: Using Tech to Improve Preparedness in New York City

COMMENTARY | Increased adoption of GIS technologies can help New York predict and prepare for future emergencies.

Why One City Offers Art Classes Instead of Court Dates for Low-Level Offenses

Since a diversion program, Project Reset, started in Manhattan, district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. says that prosecutions for low-level offenses have halved.

A City Called Landlords to Remind Them About Housing Discrimination Laws. Did It Work?

An experiment in New York City revealed that reminders about anti-discrimination housing laws was mildly effective in mitigating housing discrimination—but only in some cases.

How to Increase Access to Gifted Programs for Low-income, Black and Latino Children

COMMENTARY | New York City could be on the verge of dismantling gifted programs at its elementary and middle schools. Taking that step could make things even worse for some of the children it aims to help.

Why Are America’s Three Biggest Metros Shrinking?

After a post-recession boomlet, the New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago areas are all seeing their population decline.

Ending Natural Hair Discrimination

Measures at both the state and local level seek to protect natural hairstyles that African Americans are sometimes asked to change.

Ranking America's Small and Large Cities

Washington D.C. jumped six spots in this year's America's Best Cities rankings, which judge cities on 23 metrics sorted into six categories.

Smart Cities Can Get Smarter in Protecting Residents

COMMENTARY | As cities and residents race to become more connected, we must consider how to protect public and private digital property.

One City May Become the First to Directly Fund Abortion Access

The New York City comptroller has proposed directing $250,000 to an abortion access fund in response to tightening abortion restrictions around the country.