Radical Municipalism: Fearless Cities

By Staff, Blog.p2pfoundation.net -

Jenny Gellatly and Marcos Rivero: Fear and uncertainty seem to have settled into our societies, not only among citizens, but also political leaders and transnational corporations who see their [...]

What Happens To A One-Industry Town When The One Industry Is The Military?

By Dahr Jamail, Truth-out.org -

According to that report, NAS Whidbey contributed $726 million to the economy of Island County in 2011, in addition to other ways the military base benefited the community where it is located, [...]

Cities With Most Immigration Raids In Fiscal Year 2017

By Liz Posner, AlterNet.org -

Raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have increased drastically since Donald Trump moved into the White House. Across the country, 2017 saw 30 percent more ICE arrests [...]

100+ Cities Worldwide Now Powered Primarily By Renewable Energy

By Georgina Gustin, Insideclimatenews.org -

As the price of renewable energy drops, more cities are cutting the cord with fossil fuel-based electricity. A new report released Tuesday by the environmental group CDP finds that more than 100 [...]

How City-Owned Public Banks Could Transform Cities

By Oscar Perry Abello, Nextcity.org -

It’s no surprise that Malia Cohen worries about what local public dollars are doing. As a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the municipal legislative body, it’s her job to know [...]

German Cities To Trial Free Public Transport To Cut Pollution

By Philip Oltermann, Theguardian.com -

“Car nation” Germany has surprised neighbours with a radical proposal to reduce road traffic by making public transport free, as Berlin scrambles to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big [...]

Austin Becomes 1st City In Texas To Mandate Paid Sick Leave

By Philip Jankowski, Statesman.com   -

The Austin City Council voted early Friday to make paid sick leave a mandatory requirement for all non-government employers, making Austin the first city in Texas to regulate sick leave. The [...]

First U.S. City To Ban Fossil Fuel Expansion Offers Roadmap For Others

By Kevon Paynter, Towardfreedom.com -

On a clear July morning three years ago, dozens of environmental activists pushed their kayaks into the Willamette River in Portland while others rappelled 400 feet from the top of St. Johns [...]

City Takes Major Step To Reform Oppressive And Inhumane Bail System

By Mehreen Kasana / AlterNet.org -

Atlanta's City Council just unanimously voted and adopted a move to reform Atlanta’s cash bail system, which frequently targets, jails and ultimately upends the lives of its poorest citizens for [...]

Cities Could Create Massive Virtual Power Plants With Distributed Solar

By Fred Lambert, Electrek.co -

It will function much like Tesla’s giant Powerpack system, which charges when demand and electricity rates are low and discharges when demand and prices are high. We reported last month the [...]

States And Cities Keep Battle For Net Neutrality Alive

By Klint Finley, Wired.com -

STATES ARE STARTING to make good on their promises to fight for net neutrality in the wake of the Federal Communications Commission's decision to jettison rules that banned broadband providers [...]

Only 4 Out Of 20 #AmazonHQ2 Finalists Have Released Bids

By Beryl Lipton, Muckrock.com -

The retail company has knocked out 90% of the competing cities - here’s the finalists that released their bids, and the ones that are still holding out. The growing global retailer Amazon has [...]

Learn More About What Your Town Is Investing In

By Beryl Lipton, Muckrock.com -

Between government and private business, a lot of dollars exchange hands. This isn’t limited to the billions of dollars that get spent on government contracting - from purchasing bulk orders of [...]

How American Cities Can Help Close National Trust Deficit

By Katya Abazajian, Sunlightfoundation.com -

In a world where fake news has become an international preoccupation, an increasing number of American cities are committing to make data-driven governance a core part of their culture. It’s an [...]

Cities, Volunteers Clash Over Feeding Homeless In Public

By Kate Brumback, Theolympian.com -

When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped when she [...]

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