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A State-by-State Look at Where Each Generation Lives

From living preferences to workforce needs, each generation of Americans has its own characteristics.<p>By most estimates, millennials recently …

Pedestrians Dying at Disproportionate Rates in America's Poorer Neighborhoods

Census Tract Poverty Rate<p>2008-12 Deaths Per 100K<p>≤ 5%<p>3.8<p>>5-10%<p>5.5<p>>10-15%<p>7<p>>15-20%<p>8.3<p>>20-25%<p>9.9<p>>25-30%<p>11.2<p>>30%<p>12.6<p>Census Tract Per Capita Income<p>2008-12 …

2014's Top 10 Legislative Issues to Watch

<b>Hey, 2014 is OVER! Read 2015's</b> <b>top 10 legislative issues to watch here.</b><p>For states throughout the country this year, there’s a common theme: a climate …

The Implications of Older Housing Stock for Cities

City blocks in many of the older neighborhoods of Rochester, N.Y., don’t look much different than they did generations ago. More than half of the …

Texting 911: The Tech Is There but Cities Aren't Ready

With more than 80 percent of Americans using their cellphones to send and receive text messages, it only makes sense we should be able to text 911 in …

Texas' Gulf Coast, Still Battered From Ike, Not Ready for Next Storm

“This was a thriving neighborhood,” Tina Kolunga said as she drove down a street lined with abandoned houses. On another street, she pointed out …

With Wildfires Increasing, How Should We Fund Efforts to Stop Them?

(MCT) — It's an unsettling trend: Wildfires are becoming larger and more frequent, and money to prevent and fight them continues to be scarce.<p>As …

Rethinking Emergency Managers’ Core Capabilities

I’m in the process of reviewing the recently released National Protection Framework and was struck by a thought while reviewing the diagram of the …

City Politics

Cardiac Arrest App Crowdsources Good Samaritans

(MCT) — Hoping to turn regular cellphone-toting Angelenos into rapid responders, the Los Angeles County Fire Department has linked its dispatch …

Christchurch’s SCIRT Offers a Model for Rebuilding After a Disaster

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — You don’t see it, but you certainly know when it’s not there: infrastructure, the miles of underground pipes carrying …

Transparent Airfares Act Needs More Transparency

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014. Great news, right? Who doesn’t want more clarity when it comes …

When Innovation Isn't Glamorous

Last week, the <i>Governing</i> article <i>City Pilot Uses Late Water Bills to Help the Poor</i> described the National League of Cities’ (NLC) LIFT-UP initiative, a …

Can Boston Hack Its Way to a Better Permitting System?

Bostonians, like city residents around the country, will gripe about what they feel is wrong with city government. When Martin J. Walsh was …

Maryland's Statewide Hackathon Reclaims the Bay

Spurring innovation in state government can be as easy as rolling chicken poop down a hill. That’s what prompted the state of Maryland to run its …

Passive Crowdsourcing: 5 Ways We Do Work for Others Without Realizing It

You may not know it, but you do work every day for different companies -- and even your city government. This is called passive crowdsourcing, or the …

Government Technology