More than half of the world now lives in urban areas. In the U.S., urban dwellers are the vast majority of the population. What does it mean to live in a city today? What are the challenges for cities going forward? NPR explores urban life in the 21st century.
As the gears of federal government have ground to a halt, a new energy has been rocking the foundations of our urban centers. From Atlanta to Seattle and points in between, cities have begun seizing the initiative, transforming themselves into laboratories for progressive innovation. Income inequality, affordable housing, climate change, sustainable development, public health, participatory government—cities are tackling them all, bringing new urgency to some of the most vital questions of the day. Welcome to the age of big city progressivism! Cities Rising is The Nation’s contribution to the conversation.
The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance [Stephen Goldsmith, Susan Crawford] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Leveraging Big Data and 21st century technology to renew citiesand citizenship in America The Responsive City is a guide to civic engagement andgovernance in the digital age that will help leaders link importantbreakthroughs in technology and data analytics with age-old lessonsof small-group community input to create more agile