Cities

Bloomberg’s Next Anti-Washington Move: $200 Million Program for Mayors

Michael R. Bloomberg will throw his financial might into helping beleaguered American mayors, creating a $200 million philanthropic program aimed at backing inventive policies at the city level and giving mayors a stronger hand in national politics.<p>Mr. Bloomberg intends to announce the initiative …

American Cities

America’s 11 Most Interesting Mayors

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>(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 …

Salt Lake City

A risky fix to repair a city's gutted streetlight grid

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — For years, residents in this cash-strapped city watched helplessly as thieves gutted 33 miles (53 kilometers) of streetlight wiring, plunging long stretches of roadway into darkness. The thousands of dollars criminals pocketed at off-the-books salvage yards wreaked millions of …

Boston

Why pensions are set to eat the city budget

Disgusted with the subway? Well, chew on this: Since 2014, the city has forked over more to its pension funds than it has for building and repairing …

Opinion

Migrants, big cities, and our direst problems

<b>Our age is one big contradiction</b>:<p><b>Around the world</b>, people are flocking to big cities. But we are abandoning other cities — our rust belts and rural …

One Key to a Rust Belt Comeback: Job Hubs

Cleveland is looking to make inclusive growth attainable by connecting jobs to people and people to jobs.<p>The story of Cleveland’s long decline and nascent recovery is a well-worn one. Lately, the city has latched onto a local sports team’s slogan to brand our comeback: “Believeland.” This optimism …

Rust Belt

Scheme to limit commercial bins on city streets launched

<b>A scheme to limit the amount of time commercial waste bins are left on the street is being launched in Glasgow.</b><p>Containers found on streets and lanes in eight areas in the city centre outside designated times will be removed by the council.<p>Offending businesses will then have 28 days to reclaim their …

CityCentre

Dubai Could As Well Receive the 'Blockchain City' Title

Blockchain technology has become the holy grail of the technology sector. Its endless capabilities have influenced the development and implementation …

Bitcoin

Improvements Comming to Philadelphia's Courtyard at City Hall

The improvements include a stage, seating and a specially designed shade umbrella that collects rainwater and sustains the Courtyard’s green …

City Halls

Shaking up Dallas council committees might be a real step toward change | Commentary

He's just five months on the job as Dallas' new boss, and already T. C. Broadnax has run out of City Hall many of the lifers who'd toiled too long …

Texas

St. Louis didn't get the MLS, but McKee got more time and the chance to buy stadium site

St. Louis may have missed a chance to build a Major League Soccer stadium and lure a team, but developer Paul McKee still managed to score.<p>The push …

St. Louis

This 'Hyperloop Hotel' Transports You Between 13 Cities, All While in Your Room

Have you ever just laid in bed contemplating what teleportation would be like? The thought that you could just get somewhere, without actually having …

Hotels

Istanbul Continues To Attract Prestigious Congresses

<p>Istanbul hosted 181 international congresses with 84,200 delegates and 288 domestic congresses with a total number of 78,600 delegates in 2016. …

Tourism

Rochelle Riley: Fix Detroit by fixing the city's schools

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Detroit Public Schools Community District Nikolai Vitti talked about changes he wants to make in the district during the Mackinac …

Education

Cities vie to become hubs of self-driving technology

Cities that have emerged as leaders in autonomous vehicle testing and innovation have some combination of leading corporations, cutting edge university research and enthusiastic political support<p>The development of self-driving cars has pitched a handful of cities into a new gold rush, a chance to …

Transportation

Urban Mining Company Selects San Marcos for Rare Earth Magnet Manufacturing Facility and Headquarters | Greater San Marcos Partnership

San Marcos, Tex. — The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) today announced that Urban Mining Company has selected San Marcos, Texas as the location …

Nancy Kaffer: What's Detroit's development plan? And will it work this time?

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>TODAY'S TOP STORIESAsian carp found alive, 9 miles from Lake Michigan | 0:53<p>Several Michigan legislators have weighed in on the …

Detroit

New Orleans mayor: US climate change policy cannot wait for Trump

Mitch Landrieu says cities will lead as federal government is ‘paralysed’ NYC’s de Blasio backs push as Miami Beach shows anti-sea rise work<p>US cities will lead national policy on climate change after the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, working to reduce emissions …

Climate

Helsinki wants to convince people to give up their cars

JUNE 23, 2017 HELSINKI, FINLAND—For years, environmentalists and urban planners on both sides of the Atlantic have been fantasizing about few- or no-car city living, in order to make their municipalities easier and safer places to live, while also reducing their carbon footprint.<p>The mayors of a …

Transportation

I’ve always loved living in cities – but you have to tell yourself lies to get by

The haves might live alongside the have-nots, but they are socially segregated – let’s not pretend otherwise<p>I grew up in Kensington – not the currently much-discussed if previously almost entirely ignored north part, but the south. The posh bit. The bit that was gifted £30m to make a nice bit of …

Donald Trump Jr

Softbank says its $50 billion will reach entrepreneurs from Kansas to Kentucky

It’s a bold vision: 50,000 new American jobs to be created by a series of investments from Softbank Capital. And with the investments coming from a $100 billion fund, that jobs number feels like a sure thing. What’s not certain, however, is where those jobs will be located.<p>“We don’t mind where the …

Silicon Valley

Country's Mayors Gather In Miami To Advocate For Cities

Just weeks after the backlash to pulling out of the Paris climate deal, U.S. mayors gathered in Miami are putting climate change at the top of their agenda.

Climate

An expensive Olympic vision

As Calgary considers a bid to host its second Winter Olympics, the debate focuses on whether the high cost of hosting the Games is worth it, reports <b>Carrie Tait</b><p>Druh Farrell is a Calgary city councillor. She sports a small purple streak in her short white hair. She wears round blue glasses. She is …

Toronto

Government Launches Index To Measure Living Standards Of Major Cities

Ministry of Urban Development on 23 June launched the ‘City Liveability Index’ for measuring the quality of life in 116 major cities with population …

Cities And Automation 2.0

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning are making it much easier to imagine future applications of new technology. Yes, Automation 2.0 is upon us, and could soon begin to impact the nature of jobs in our metropolitan economies. The most impacted metros may look quite …

Rust Belt

Is it time for fast-growing Myrtle Beach area community to become a town?

MYRTLE BEACH — Twenty years ago, Carolina Forest was little more than a drawing on paper, a vision for a new neighborhood.<p>Today, the community west …

South Carolina

Montreal firefighters will pay $253K in labour settlement with city

Union has agreed to cover portion of city's legal fees and pay fines over a 2014 protest at City Hall<p>The Montreal firefighters' association has …

City Halls

Police line the streets of the City as strict conditions imposed on London protests

Police lined the streets of the City of London this afternoon as strict measures were taken to make sure the public stayed safe while protests took …

Business (UK)

Is London just a young person’s city? I’m priced-out and aged-out

Don’t get me wrong – I love London.<p>You’ll find me waxing lyrical all over the place about it. The culture, the food, the nightlife, the job …

Buckinghamshire

Los Angeles is closer to hosting another Olympics, while few cities can stay in race

LOS ANGELES — It’s an oft-repeated quip from Mayor Eric Garcetti when he discusses the 88% support in Los Angeles for the city’s Olympic bid.<p>In his business, almost nothing polls that well — not even sunshine.<p>It’s a line Garcetti has been able to get plenty of mileage out of as it highlights …

Eric Garcetti