The cherry trees at the Tidal Basin look beautiful, but daily flooding at high tide and crumbling infrastructure are threatening their survival.
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How a small group of activists (a correspondent from The Atlantic among them) got leaf blowers banned in the nation’s capital
Washington, D.C made it a goal to place more bike stations in disadvantaged neighborhoods, but wealthier, white areas are favored while usage remains low in predominantly black wards.
There’s a difference between a good job, a promising job and other jobs, particularly for people without bachelor’s degrees, according to a recent Brookings report.
The city has state-scale IT challenges, said Barney Krucoff.
The city already requires operators to share real-time information on vehicle availability.
The city wants to boost for-hire vehicle occupancy rates, while also improving low-income residents’ access to transportation and reducing traffic congestion.
The District of Columbia began debuting the newly wrapped trucks in July.
Two cities are debating whether it’s a form of discrimination.
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.
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 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.”
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