Conservativism Blew Up The Economy

So what do you do when financial analysts are warning that housing prices are headed for a "triple dip", the second largest Swiss Bank (Credit Suisse) announces it's piling 1,500 additional job cuts - many from the US - on top of its previously

Making Cities "Smarter"

A few months ago I wrote a post about a project I was very excited about: an effort I hoped would help bring transparency, efficiency and a "greening," for lack of a better word, to city governments in the United States and around the world. Here is

Exploring Transparency

I find urban studies fascinating, which is perhaps why it was a concentration back when I was in school. To me--perhaps because I have lived in big cities most of my life--finding ways to reform city government, bring transparency, better deliver

Creating Smarter Cities

I'm a city boy by nature. I grew up in New York City, went to college in Philadelphia, and in the years since have lived in either the downtown or inner suburbs of Washington D.C., Brighton (England), Portland, ME, Nice (France), Louisville, KY,