An Iowa mayor and a D.C. city official reflect on flooding and other "resiliency" issues affecting their towns.
The program could cost up to $9 billion a year and has the potential to put federal funding for other safety-net programs at risk, according to a policy analysis.
They can also thank President Abraham Lincoln.
The nation’s cities are among the many brands trying to promote themselves to innovators at SXSW.
“There’s no reason why the Department of Agriculture has to be in the District of Columbia when it could be located in Indiana or another heartland state,” according to Indiana Congressman Luke Messer.
Local jurisdictions are looking at less-expensive ways to improve transit service through traffic-clogged corridors. But it takes advocates inside and outside government to make them a reality.
The city needs the federal government's cooperation to make its climate-change resiliency plan work.
With the new technology all but inevitable, cities of all sizes are scrambling to build the right policies and social norms.
“Our turnaround has been focused on people,” said the director of the District of Columbia’s Department of Employment Services.
D.C.’s new innovation lab wanted to redesign red tape, and the city’s wonks were eager to help.
A half-dozen states plus Washington, D.C., have extended Medicaid benefits to children in the country illegally.
A trio of practitioners and experts assert “if our collective responsibility is to foster justice and public safety—as we believe it is—we have miles to go before we sleep.”
Over the past decade, Washington, D.C., has cut by three-quarters the number of people testing positive for AIDS.
Across the U.S., the number of young people living alone on the streets appears to be growing. Many communities are stepping up their efforts to help, intervening early with services specifically targeted toward the needs of young people.
In developing a key parcel in a historically underserved community, Mayor Muriel Bowser is working with experts from the Rose Center to ensure development supports current residents.
Emergency responders will play out a scenario similar to the terror events that took place in Paris in November 2015.
“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.
The detectors in Washington, D.C., gathered about 100,000 hours of data and traveled a total of about 150,000 miles.
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