Bernie Sanders: Bridges, roads need $1 trillion
Cincinnati.com — January 20, 2015
Our infrastructure is collapsing, and the American people know it. The Interstate 75 bridge collapse in Cincinnati on Monday is only the latest example. Every day, motorists across the United States drive over bridges that are in disrepair and on roads with unforgiving potholes.
Cities dream of a ‘smart’ sci-fi future
Fortune — January 25, 2015
Kansas City dreams of being a city of the future where street lights dim automatically when no one is around to help save on electricity. Sensors would keep watch on water mains and warn city officials when they need to be replaced – long before the pipes break, of course.
Demolitions an ugly reality for cities losing people
USA Today — January 24, 2015
Mayors say demolishing abandoned homes is a policy of last resort. But for many cities around the country, it’s also a survival strategy.
Congress should let cities provide their own Internet
The Boston Globe — January 25, 2015
President Obama made it a point to highlight the importance of providing high-speed Internet access to all Americans in his State of the Union address last week. No one disagrees with the sentiment. The method he proposed, however — removing legislative barriers that prevent some cities and towns from creating their own Internet networks — will be a much tougher sell.
The 10 richest cities in America
USA Today — January 25, 2015
When you think of a rich city, do you think of a place with a ton of million dollar homes? Maybe a place with a lot of culture, job opportunities, or beauty? Many of the richest cities are in high-demand for these very reasons.