Despite modest improvement, the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure points to aging roads and bridges, outdated energy grids, and transportation systems in need of attention, maintenance, and improvements.
Citizen Participation & Research – State Organizations
There’s an Interactive Tool for That!
A collection of online calculators and other interactive tools to help estimate income adjustments, employment trends, and housing affordability
Green Cities Spend More Now to Save More Later
Sustainability initiatives can benefit both the environment and the local economy
Tending to America’s Infrastructure
America’s roads, bridges, water systems and schools are in need of attention and repair after decades of use.
The Citizen Participation Gap: Can the Internet Help?
Will the Internet change the role of socio-economic factors in determining civic involvement?
MSRB Weighs in on Popular New Build America Bonds
Build America Bonds are taxable municipal bonds, and subject to standard MSRB rules for municipal securities
Innovation, Education and Infrastructure Promote Successful Cities
Mayors from cities around the world share strategies for economic growth and vitality
America’s Infrastructure on the Brink of Failing Grades
Just in: ASCE Report Card gives low marks to America’s roads, bridges, transportation networks
Suburban Sprawl in Chicago Extends Further
As homeowners seek ways to buy â€œmore house for the money,â€ the trend to move further out from urban areas – to outer ring suburbs and beyond – continues.
Local Governments Promote Diversity and Inclusion
The National League of Cities â€œPartnership for Working Toward Inclusive Communitiesâ€ seeks to promote and celebrate diversity, as well as encourage citizen participation in local government.