COVID-19: Resources for Individuals and Governments

March 30, 2020

As the world grapples with how to respond to this growing pandemic, individuals and organizations are racing to work together and combat the impact of COVID-19 and its further spread....

Beyond Town Hall: Public Engagement in a Time of Crisis

March 27, 2020

City leaders are grappling with the unimaginable—the protection of their entire community from a threat the likes of which many of us have never seen.  Amid all this chaos, we...

Is it Time for Universal Voting by Mail?

March 26, 2020

Last month, the state of Ohio postponed its presidential primary, a last-minute decision that led to statewide confusion and growing national concerns about future primaries and how they will be...

Racial Healing at Tampa Housing Authority Projects

March 26, 2020

The Tampa Housing Authority (THA) is honoring the city’s African-American heritage by moving a housing development built on top of Tampa’s first black cemetery and replacing it with a memorial....

Searching for Common Ground

February 27, 2020

The country is polarized, but it is still possible to have meaningful conversations that lead to common ground on challenging and potentially divisive issues. At least, that’s the idea behind...

All-America Cities Shine in Child Opportunity Index

February 25, 2020

The recently released Child Opportunity Index provides a snapshot of metro-area performance on providing supports and opportunities for children. All but one of the top five cities and six of...

Solar Solutions Help Burlington, VT, Go 100% Renewable

February 24, 2020

In 2015, the Solsmart designee City of Burlington, Vermont became one of the first cities in the United States powered by 100% renewable energy. The city’s 42,000 residents get their...

San Antonio Uses Civic Engagement to Develop Climate Action Plan

February 24, 2020

After 18 months of expert stakeholder collaboration and community engagement, the City of San Antonio has released its climate action plan, SA Climate Ready: A Pathway for Climate Action &...

Aging Lens Needed to Engage Increasingly Isolated Older Adults

January 28, 2020

More and more studies are uncovering the harmful effects of social isolation and loneliness on health. For instance, lonely people are more likely to die from heart disease and are...

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