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Seattle Neighborhood Is Preparing Now for 2031 Light-Rail Station

Seattle's Columbia City stationSouth Seattle’s Graham Street light-rail station — one of a handful of infill stations in Sound Transit’s $54 billion …

Piedmont mayor resigns after posting controversial comments

- The Mayor of Piedmont has resigned after making controversial comments on his Facebook page.<p>According to city council members, Jeff Wieler sent his …

Sigmund Freud’s Nephew Predicted The Coming of Trump

The ultimate spin-master of 20th-century American advertising and politics, Edward Bernays knew the power of government spectacle—for good and for …

An Open Data Hub That Builds Better Citizens

A new platform from Esri acts like a social network built on civic duty.<p>More than 100 American cities host online open data portals brimming with information on crime, housing, transit, traffic, and neighborhood boundaries. Such initiatives have promised to make government more transparent, …

America’s 11 Most Interesting Mayors

(And 7 rising stars.)<p><b>At a time when one yellow-haired, Twitter-happy</b> personality dominates American discourse, it’s easy to forget how much political energy—and important new thinking—emanates not from the nation’s capital but from city hall. We surveyed dozens of national and local political …

Salt Lake City

St. Petersburg City Council approves mayor's social media strategy

ST. PETERSBURG — The social media marketing strategy that was met with a chilly City Council reception earlier this year won approval May 18 as …

Social Media

Nenshi happy to give up presiding over Calgary city council meetings while councillors pass the buck

At city hall, when you hit bottom all you find is a new bottom you can hit.

City Council eliminates $5M for special election on SoccerCity, convention center

The City Council voted 8-1 Monday to eliminate $5 million for a special election this November on SoccerCity and the San Diego Convention Center …

Elections

Do four-year council terms better serve voters?

Progress moves at glacial pace in Davenport, where council and mayor only have two-year terms<p>Two-year terms just don't work.<p>It's been 11 years since …

Des Moines

Two communities and a proposal for a shared pool. Why it failed.

The idea was simple. Two small Northern Virginia neighbors were struggling with the high costs of building indoor swimming pools large enough to host events for competitive swim teams. Why shouldn’t Arlington County and Alexandria build one together and share the costs?<p>Two years later, the …

A Fantasy Subway Map of Ancient Roman Roads

If the Roman Empire had managed build a continents-spanning transit system for its empire, it might have looked like this.<p>They say all roads lead to Rome, but they also lead outward to a number of intriguing places. There’s Antinoopolis in northern Africa, Londinium in what we now know as the U.K., …

Why Bloomberg Philanthropies’ James Anderson Tops Our List Of The Most Creative People In Business 2017

He’s leading the world’s cities toward solutions.<p>When James Anderson arrived in Tel Aviv, Israel, in October 2014, the city was in the midst of an immigration crisis. Tens of thousands of Africans, having fled the poverty and conflict of their native countries, now resided in the southern …

Smart Cities

Longtime San Francisco residents unhappy with city, says poll

Recent transplants upbeat, but city’s old hands give thumbs down in biennial survey<p>The longer you’ve been living in San Francisco, the less likely you are to be happy with it.<p>That’s one of the lessons from the 2017 San Francisco City Survey released Tuesday, in which those with more than 30 years …

San Francisco

The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think

We crunched the data on where journalists work and how fast it’s changing. The results should worry you.<p><b>How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell?</b> News organizations old and new, large and small, print and online, broadcast and cable assigned phalanxes of reporters armed with the most …

Journalism

Apophis

Apophis (also known as Apep) is the Great Serpent, enemy of the sun god Ra, in ancient Egyptian religion. The sun was Ra's great barge which sailed …

Why City Manager Harry Black won't get a raise

Mayor John Cranley sought to give City Manager Harry Black a 3 percent raise, but City Council's troubled review process took months to complete and …

Customer Service

Growing pains: Election in a small Maryland city exposes racial, class divides

Mount Rainier residents receive frequent postcards with unsolicited offers to buy their turn-of-the century Victorians and 1920s bungalows. All around Shepherd Street, contractors strip houses that will be flipped by investors eager to turn a profit in one of Prince George’s County’ oldest …

Two Takes on the Fate of Future Cities

A conversation between Ed Glaeser and Richard Florida on what urban policy needs to work towards in an uncertain future.<p>This winter, I sat down for a conversation with Harvard’s Ed Glaeser at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C. The two of us discussed the paradox of the urban crisis: While …

How the remains of five 'missing' Archbishops of Canterbury were found by accident

It is a perfect Easter story – except, unlike Jesus’s empty tomb after the Resurrection, this tomb is crammed with the remains of former Archbishops of Canterbury.<p>Last year, during the refurbishment of the Garden Museum, which is housed in a deconsecrated medieval parish church next to Lambeth …

Meet The Scientists Trying to Find Jesus's DNA

One of the most sought after 2,000-year-old bones.<p>It was the first stop on an extraordinary journey. On a bright but bitterly cold January afternoon …

Archaeology

Keeping the dead down: how Brits have meddled with corpses throughout the ages

Medieval Britons were known to have smashed up their dead neighbours to ensure they didn't rise from the dead, but this is far from the only violence …

Feminists and Pirates make breakthrough to Helsinki municipal council

Founded less than one year ago, the Feminist Party made an early breakthrough to grab a seat on the Helsinki local council after polling in Sunday's …

Europe

Oklahoma child writes letter to city council to save community pool

PRYOR, Okla. – Makaelyn Smith wants to be the President of the United States when she gets older.<p>While she’s only 9-years-old, she’s already taking …

Is That Skeleton Gay? The Problem With Projecting Modern Ideas Onto The Past

This week represents two bookends to my foray into scholarly public outreach: new reports of “gay lovers” from Pompeii casts and the six year anniversary of the hubbub over the “gay caveman” skeleton. These and other similar skeletons represent both a desire to better understand our collective …

Archaeology

Young Resisters: Five Minutes With Millennial City Council Member Zachary Ackerman

The 2014 Ann Arbor Art Fair. Zachary Ackerman is a City Council member for Ann Arbor.CREDIT: Flickr user Michigan Municipal League.<i>This interview is</i> …

The Roots of the New Urban Crisis

In an excerpt from his new book, Richard Florida warns of “the central crisis of our times”—the growing cleavage between superstar cities and those left behind.<p>Updated: April 10, 2017 Editor's Note: Listen to Richard Florida discuss <i>The New Urban Crisis</i> on NPR’s <i>Morning Edition.</i><p>Cities, it seems, are …

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Freaky, mind-bending photos from Damien Hirst’s ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’ post-truth exhibition in Venice

<b>~Fake views~</b><p>Damien Hirst has stuck his middle finger up to the art world for almost 25 years. Now, the artist is taking on truth itself in his latest …

What's the Best Way to Elect a City Council?

It’s surprisingly difficult to design a method for electing city councils that are fully representative. If you elect your city council by district, …

Calgary Sun