Can ‘Localism” Restore Sanity to U.S. Politics?–by Gracy Olmstead–Op-Ed Contributor, New York Times

"This is localism, a bottom-up, practically oriented way of looking at today’s biggest policy dilemmas. Instead of always or only seeking to fix municipal issues through national policy, localism suggests that communities can and should find solutions to their own particular problems, within their own particular contexts." Gracy Olmstead        ... Continue Reading →

State and Local Government Review–A journal of research and viewpoints on state, local, and intergovernmental issues

As a newly appointed member of the Editorial Board, I am pleased to share with my academic and practitioner friends and colleagues, the link to the State and Local Government Review.  It serves as the official journal of the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) of the American Society for Public Administration.  Veteran members... Continue Reading →

The New Urban Crisis Richard Florida talked about his book The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It, in which he examines the challenges cities are facing today.

Cities in California will hopefully start to understand that economic development is more than marketing and the pursuit of retail sales. It is hard to unlearn almost 40 years of history.   //

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