London’s political tradeoff: transportation versus affordable housing

When I traveled to London to study that city’s new infrastructure levy, I expected my conversations to largely center around transportation infrastructure and the like. To my surprise, the conversation steered toward the subject of affordable housing.

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Cities: Political Actors and Agents of Change

Nation-states are no longer the exclusive actors in the foreign policy arena. In fact, their role may be dwarfed by that of cities. The rise of the city as an actor in foreign policy has created a new set of circumstances in which conflict takes place.

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You Can Now Ride The Revolution At Just 29 Cents Per Minute

The implications of the rise of the car-sharing economy in Hamburg.

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Reflections on the SC2 Fellowship Experience in New Orleans

Working in the New Orleans Health Department was my first experience working in government and it was both challenging and beneficial.

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Reflection: Confessions of a Dataphile

Thinking back to my initial feelings about Fresno, and what has changed in the last two years, the greatest takeaway is that I truly understand the importance of hands-on experience, of being fully immersed in the community in which you work.

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Hamburg, Detroit share concerns over gentrification

How Hamburg is trying to minimize displacement of low-income residents even as investment pours into the city.

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HipHop, Education, and Inclusion: One Day in Hamburg

Perspectives from a Pittsburgh Cities In Transition Participant.

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Learning to Adapt: A Reflection from New Orleans

On September 8, 2012, I boarded a plane to New Orleans for a new job as a service and innovation manager for the City of New Orleans. To say I was apprehensive is an understatement.

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Makers, Millennials and Maple Syrup: The Future of Youngstown, Ohio

New actors are changing Youngstown’s narrative and creating a bright future for the city.

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